Smiley Company is planning a kids’ TV series based on the iconic yellow emoticons that the world knows so well.
Emerging artist Nicole Tamarin has appointed Courtney Davis Licensing as her agent.
Jewel Branding & Licensing has partnered Fox Chapel Publishing for coloring books designed by Valerie McKeehan, of Lily & Val, and Robin Pickens.
Croatian design firm Manu’s character-based brand Lil’ Ledy has partnered with several licensees for new products in the stationery and back-to-school categories.
5th Wave Brands, the global licensing agent for Finlayson, has appointed Knockout Licensing to launch and manage licensing for the design and fabric brand in the U.S. and Canada.
Epic Rights has partnered with Source3 to create 3D printed versions of Journey’s “Escape” and Styx’s “Paradise Theatre” album covers.
Santoro London has partnered with new licensees Keskin Color Kartpostalcilik and CYP Imports, and has tapped existing licensees Muñecas Paola Reina and Pon Pon Edizioni for new merchandise.
Paws, Inc. has partnered with Hermes Press to produce an art book featuring Garfield and friends.
Artist Caleb Gray has partnered with Walls 360, a producer a reusable wall graphics, to launch a line of colorable wall decals.
SEGA has partnered with U.K.-based Funstock to launch a new range of SEGA art prints featuring imagery from classic titles such as “Sonic the Hedgehog,” “Streets of Rage,” “Golden Axe,” “Altered Beast,” “Shinobi” and “Alex Kidd.”
Surya, a manufacturer of rugs and home accessories, has created a new line of rugs featuring the work of watercolor artist and designer Shell Rummel.
Fashion label Pynkiss Milano has opened a Hello Kitty boutique in the Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
London-based licensing agency Bloom has signed a duo of new deals for Tokidoki that will bring the lifestyle brand to cosmetics and apparel in the U.K.
Blueprint, the brand consultancy division of global brand extension agency Beanstalk, has debuted the new Brand Extension Indicator.
Firefly Consumer Products has been appointed as the exclusive licensing representative for Homefront Girl, a patriotic lifestyle brand created by artist Gaby Juergens.
Austrian fashion label Flug Zeug, known for its accessories made from airline materials, is reviving the Pan Am brand with an officially licensed belt.
The British Postal Museum & Archive has appointed Heritage Licensing to represent its collections for licensing, many for the first time.
Haven Licensing has developed a new fashion range featuring the work of 1980's street artist Keith Haring that will debut at the Australian department store Myer this month.
Baltic Linen will showcase its new Catalina Estrada bedding and bath collections at the New York Home Fashions Market Week this month.
Canada's Studio Licensing has announced the acquisition of Canadian licensing rights to Emoji icons.
Classic character Garfield is traveling the globe with new promotions and merchandise in China, Japan, Brazil and a host of other regions around the world.
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