175w ago - Last year Sony first announced the official licensing program for PlayStation peripherals, and today they have expanded the program to non-game items.
Essentially the company is granting rights to use the PlayStation logo and symbolic triangle, circle, x and square marks on t-shirts, accessories and other items.
The packaging for such items will show the same "Official Licensed Product" logo that's applied to licensed gaming gear.
To quote from Next-gen.biz (linked above): "Approved licensees can design products using the PS3, PSP, PSPgo, PS2 and PlayStation logos, as well as the iconic triangle, circle, x and square marks. They can also use the Official Licensed Product logo on product packaging and other promotional tools.
To date the licensing program has allowed manufacturers to use PlayStation logos on game peripherals and accessories developed for use with Sony's gaming systems. Launched in 2009, 45 licensees have released over 123 items."
231w ago - Today Sony Computer Entertainment announced plans to expand its "Official Licensing Program" to further enhance PlayStation peripherals and accessories for the PSP, PS2 and the PS3.
Press Release: TOKYO, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced the expansion of the "Official License Program" to peripheral manufacturers in Japan, Asia, North America and Europe/ PAL territories to further enhance the PlayStation peripheral and accessory line-ups and offer richer entertainment experience on the PlayStation platform.
By entering into a license agreement with SCE through this program, peripheral and accessory manufacturers will gain access to technical documentations necessary for designing and creating variety of licensed products for PlayStation platforms including PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) handheld entertainment system, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system.
Furthermore, SCE will provide "Official Licensed Product logo" to be used on product packages, proving that the peripherals and accessories have been designed for each respective PlayStation platform, qualifying SCE standards and requirements. Further details on the "Official License Program" are available on the official site (http://www.scei.co.jp/olp/index_e.html)....