Charles River Apparel Inc. // Business Agreement Policy
In order to maintain the upstanding brand name of Charles River Apparel and our
trademarks, as well as maintain a positive working environment for our employees,
all customers of Charles River Apparel are subject to the following outlined terms
and conditions. If a customer fails to comply with the policies stated herein,
Charles River Apparel may, in its sole discretion and judgment, terminate the
relationship with the customer. In the event of such termination, all
advertising, sale or display of Charles River Apparel trademarks,
products and other materials by the customer shall cease immediately.
I. Charles River Apparel will sell our products only to
authorized customers who, in the sole discretion and judgment of
Charles River Apparel, do not advertise, promote, distribute, sell or market in any way
that disparages, misrepresents or injures Charles River Apparel’s reputation, brand name,
products and/or goodwill;
II. Charles River Apparel will sell our products only to authorized
customers who, in the sole discretion and judgment of Charles River Apparel,
do not distribute or sell products employing any illegal or deceptive selling practices
including, but not limited to, ‘loss leader’ pricing.
III. Charles River Apparel sales policy is classified as
‘restricted for customers.’ A variety of factors are considered when
opening customer accounts including, but not limited to, product lines the customer
carries, markets the customer targets and sells, industry affiliations and geographic
location including, but not limited to, the existence of other customers in the area.
CRA's customers, unless determined by CRA in its sole and absolute discretion, are
prohibited from selling CRA apparel on e-commerce websites such as Amazon.com, Etsey,
IV. No customer of Charles River Apparel shall act, or represent to any
party, by implication or otherwise, to be Charles River Apparel or to sell/distribute
Charles River Apparel’s product on behalf of Charles River Apparel. No customer shall
re-sell Charles River Apparel product to a third party or another entity for
V. All customers shall cooperate and deal professionally with Charles
River Apparel and its employees, officers, representatives and agents at all times.
VI. Charles River Apparel maintains a “Minimum Retail
To open a retail account with Charles River Apparel, customer must place an initial minimum
stocking order of $500.00. Additionally, customer must order a minimum of $1000.00 within
a 12 month period to remain active.
Charles River Apparel
reserves the right to
terminate any customer relationship in its discretion and judgment at any time whether for
a violation of these sales policies or otherwise.
I. Customer acknowledges that Charles River Apparel is the owner of
all trademarks, service marks, trade names, marketing materials and other intellectual
property associated with Charles River Apparel products. This agreement does not give
the customer any right or interest in any intellectual property or trademarks of Charles
River Apparel. No Charles River Apparel trademarks, trade names,
marketing materials or
other intellectual property names shall be used or registered by the customer or used as
part of customer’s internet domain names, email addresses, meta tag or key word,
shown through an affiliate or third party (including but not limited to third party
websites), without Charles River Apparel’s express written consent, which consent may be
revoked at any time.
MINIMUM ADVERTISED PRICE (MAP)
I. All Charles River Apparel prices are subject to change
without notice. Charles River Apparel assumes no responsibility and shall incur no
liability whatsoever if price change notices are not received. Merchandise is subject to
change or withdrawal, or may be temporarily or permanently out of stock. Charles River
Apparel assumes no liability for delays in product availability or for failure to deliver
product for any reason, including due to any inability to obtain supplies. Charles River
Apparel reserves the right to add service, handling or other fees to its pricing at its
discretion at any time and without notice.
II. Customers may not sell, advertise or promote Charles River Apparel
products, or cause the products to be advertised or promoted at prices discounted below our
published MAP Pricing (reference “MAP Policy and Pricing”).
All questions regarding this Agreement shall be directed, in writing, to:
Charles River Apparel, Attn: Legal Counsel, 1205 Providence Highway, Sharon,
MA 02067, USA. Charles River Apparel will not, under any circumstances,
discuss the business dealings of any authorized customer with any other
authorized customer. Charles River Apparel reserves the right to elect not
to enforce advertising price policies for high volume orders or under special contractual
agreements and reserves the right to modify or amend these policies unilaterally,
at any time or without notice.