The National Hockey League (the "NHL"), organized in 1917, is currently
comprised of 30 member teams located throughout the United States and Canada.
The NHL seeks to promote and commemorate the game of hockey, which is one of the
most popular sports around the world. Fans of the NHL create a large demand for
merchandise, particularly clothing, bearing the logos of the NHL and its member
teams. Fans expect that these products will be of a certain standard of quality.
To ensure that NHL licensed products meet or exceed these high quality standards,
the NHL has developed certain quality control guidelines, some of which are listed