Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Ohiopyle Prints, Inc?

Ohiopyle Prints, Inc (OP), established in 1981, is the leading manufacturer and supplier of school apparel and accessories to grocery and pharmacy retailers. It is our desire, as well as the desire of many of our grocery and pharmacy partners, to help financially support schools in the neighborhoods in which we work and live. We are proud to say that since our first check was cut we have distributed over 4 million dollars to schools across our nation.

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Why should I sign this agreement?

A signed licensing agreement helps inform school administrators, faculty, clubs and organizations of the relationship between OP and your school as well as how the program works.

Most colleges have licensing agreements to insure they receive all royalties due on products bearing their Marks and can take action on those who do not have rights to use their Marks. With a signed agreement, we will provide you a listing of the retailers carrying your schools products we manufacture with your Marks in addition to the royalties we pay.

We believe the retail sales of school products will continue to grow and increase your need to have a signed agreement, just like colleges.

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How do you determine the royalty payment and how often do you pay?

The royalties are calculated on 7% of the net sales of product bearing your school's name sold to retailers and consumers in your area. We will report and make payment to your school following the end of each quarter.

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Does cashing this check obligate our school to anything?

No. You can quit the program at any time.

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What can our school use this money for?

Checks are a general fund and may be used any way your school chooses.

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Will our school continue to receive royalty payments from OP if we don't sign an agreement?

Yes, unless we are instructed otherwise, we will continue to sell products using your school name and mascot to local retailers and send a voluntary royalty payment to your school.

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Does our school have to do anything once we sign an agreement?

No, OP does everything. We do the selling, manufacturing, shipping, billing and royalty payments.

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Does signing an agreement affect our booster clubs?

No, the agreement does not affect or prevent your bookstore or booster clubs from selling or distributing products.

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Can our school and booster clubs buy direct from OP?

Yes, we encourage you to order direct from OP where we offer a wide variety of high fashion, high quality proven products. Call 800-365-7365 for information and volume pricing. No royalties are collected or paid on products sold direct to schools and booster clubs.

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Are there any liability risks for our school because of a signed agreement with OP?

No, OP assumes all liability for their products that are sold to retailers. OP meets or exceeds all requirements set by the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) for Lead, Phthalates and other harmful substances.

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What are school MARKS?

"Marks" means all of your school's service Marks, school name, nickname, mascot and related designs, logo graphics and symbols.

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Will our school retain the rights to our MARKS if we sign an agreement?

Yes, by signing the agreement you have given OP the permission to use your Marks but have not given us the rights to your Marks.

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Can our school terminate the agreement with OP?

Yes, you can terminate this agreement at any time and for any reason. Upon written notification to OP we will discontinue all manufacturing but shall retain the right to sell any remaining inventory.

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How do I identify OP products in my local retailers?

Our products are marketed under the trademarked name "My Town Originals®" All of our products are clearly marked with stickers bearing the name My Town Originals® or will have a UPC code starting with 7-49145.

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