August 15, 2007 08:15 ET

IDGLOBAL Completes First Year of Six-Year Contract With Hockey Canada

KELOWNA, BC--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - IDGLOBAL Corp. (PINKSHEETS: IDGJ) announced today that it has concluded year one as the exclusive anti-counterfeit and brand protection firm for Hockey Canada. IDGLOBAL signed a six-year contract with Hockey Canada last August-2006. Hockey Canada is the governing body for all hockey development in Canada, from the youth amateur leagues through to the Men's National Team (or Team Canada), and their elite athletes who have dominated the World Cup of Hockey since its formation, and who captured Olympic Gold in 2002.

IDGLOBAL, which has been working closely with the Licensing & Merchandising Divisions for the past year, has been contracted by Hockey Canada to protect brand integrity for its highly popular line of licensed apparel and hard goods. IDGLOBAL was chosen by Hockey Canada for its unique anti-counterfeiting technologies and superior applications. The Hockey Canada contract will endure through the 2010 Winter Olympics -- an event that the organization hopes will parallel a noted increase in demand for its Team Canada apparel.

Dale Ptycia, manager of licensing and merchandising for Hockey Canada, stated: "Our partnership with IDGLOBAL has provided Hockey Canada with a 'made in Canada' solution to assist with our brand management; not only at the retail level, but also with our Team Canada Authentic program of game-worn memorabilia. The ability for retailers to authenticate our products with IDGLOBAL's leading-edge technologies has given Hockey Canada fans a 'gold medal' level of confidence that the licensed products they purchase are truly genuine and authentic."

Phil Viggiani, vice president of sales and marketing for IDGLOBAL, stated: "This has been and continues to be a critical relationship for the company. The IDGLOBAL research team has not only been protecting Hockey Canada licensed goods, but we have also been instrumental in ensuring the authenticity of all 'Game Worn' memorabilia and apparel, including those items sold via eBay auction."

"IDGLOBAL has focused on the garment and apparel sector for the past 18 months, and this multi-year contract is proof we are on target," added Vigianni. "IDGLOBAL feels privileged to have earned the confidence of Hockey Canada for a six-year term."

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About IDGLOBAL Corp:

IDGLOBAL Corp. is comprised of two primary operating divisions: (1) Its Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Authentication division, which markets solution-based programs and products that utilize the Company's revolutionary Nano-Molecular Markers™ system, and; (2) Its Corporate Loss Prevention / Anti-Theft division, which markets the Company's IDFORENSIX™ product line -- products that also utilize cutting edge, nano-molecular marking and scanning technologies specifically designed for loss and theft applications. The combined Anti-Counterfeiting and Loss Prevention / Anti-Theft markets are currently estimated to be US $800 Billion industries, worldwide. More information can be found on both and

IDGLOBAL's Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Authentication system is the equivalent of taking a laboratory into the field and providing an unconditional answer as to a products authenticity in a matter of seconds. This is accomplished by utilizing the Company's proprietary Nano-Molecular Markers and handheld X-Ray scanning technologies. IDGLOBAL's Nano-Molecular Markers are applicable on a global basis, and with product runs into the hundreds of millions of units, can cost a mere fraction of a penny per unit. IDGLOBAL has already established a multi-year track record protecting intellectual property, corporate assets and brand-name goods for major companies throughout North America.

IDGLOBAL's IDFORENSIX™ product line is specifically geared towards loss prevention, and in particular the protection of corporate assets such as tools, and the complete spectrum of corporate equipment from basic office supplies, up to and including, works of fine art. Most corporate losses are due to internal and/or invasive theft. Applications for the IDFORENSIX product line include every theft scenario from consumer theft at the retail level, to employee theft, to the larger problem of theft occurring within distribution systems and warehouse environments. IDFORENSIX markers tag and protect a company's merchandise and/or equipment so efficiently that they cannot be removed or tampered with once applied. This ultimately results in the long-term prevention of nearly all theft, or at least -- when prevention is not possible -- the unequivocal ability for an organization to recover stolen articles and merchandise and have the necessary evidence to prosecute.

Nano-Molecular™, Nano-Molecular Markers™, Nano-Molecular Tags™ and IDFORENSIX™ are registered trademarks of IDGLOBAL Corp. All Rights Reserved.

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