Branded Merchandise Approval
Branded Merchandise Approval –
§ 5041.1. Branded Merchandise Approval
This section has been added to provide licensees with a process to seek approval of branded merchandise. Subsection (a) indicates that if a licensee wants to sell branded merchandise that is not specifically listed in section 5000, the licensee must obtain approval from the Bureau in writing. This is necessary because section 5000 allows for licensees to sell branded merchandise other than those listed if approved by the Bureau; therefore, this subsection clarifies that the approval must be obtained in writing to avoid any confusion about whether the Bureau has approved the branded merchandise.
Subsection (b) provides that to obtain approval, the licensee must submit a written request to the Bureau for approval to sell a specific item of branded merchandise and provide a photograph of the branded merchandise. It also informs licensees that requests may be emailed to the Bureau at [email protected] or by mail to the Bureau office. This is necessary for licensees to know how to seek approval from the Bureau and the information that the Bureau needs to evaluate the request.
Subsection (c) informs the licensee that the merchandise must not be sold prior to receiving written approval from the Bureau for the specific item of branded merchandise. This is necessary to clarify for licensees that each item of branded merchandise requires a separate approval from the Bureau before it is sold.