2014 was year of big successes (Frozen), milestones (Hello Kitty’s 40th) and industry-changing innovations (3D printing). Here’s a recap of the news that shaped the year.
Popular YouTube personality, fashion designer and influencer Bethany Mota will deliver The Big Interview keynote address at Licensing Expo, June 9.
Iconix Europe, the joint venture between Iconix Brand Group and TLC, has signed a direct-to-retail deal to bring the Brooklyn’s Own by Rocawear brand to Europe.
The Leolandia amusement park just outside of Milan, Italy, opened the doors to The World of Peppa Pig (Il Mondo di Peppa Pig) last weekend.
Rainbow is highlighting its top brands including "Winx Club" and "Mia and me" at both the Bologna Licensing Trade Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this week.
The National Gallery Company has paired with SEB UK to create high-quality reproductions of some of its most iconic paintings.
Viz Media Europe has acquired the rights to the Japanese brand "Yo-Kai Watch" for TV, home entertainment/VOD, licensing and merchandising in Europe, Russia and Africa.
Dublin-based animation studio Geronimo has tapped Brands with Influence to manage the licensing program for its new preschool series "Nelly and Nora."
Atlantyca Entertainment has signed a licensing agreement with Nintendo to create video game themes featuring the Geronimo Stilton brand.
Twentieth Century has appointed Born Licensing to represent its clip licensing business in Australia and New Zealand.
Bulls Licensing and Moomin Characters are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Moomin publishing brand this week at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy.
Lori Lynn Peikoff, sister of licensing industry veteran Michael Peikoff died on Oct. 21 at the age of 54 from cancer.
Character World has created a new single duvet and pillowcase featuring the British lifestyle brand Belle & Boo.
NASCAR Team Properties is collaborating with the Madame Alexander Doll Company to design a new line of NASCAR-branded dolls.
Sy Berger, known as the "father of the modern-day baseball trading card," died on Sunday at his home in Rockville Centre, N.Y., at the age of 91.
Licensing agency Brands with Influence has added a swath of new partners for brands including the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Nickelodeon is celebrating the holidays with activations at shopping malls and recreation parks in Asia, South Africa and at Russia’s Domodedovo Airport.
Retailer Target is bolstering its upper management team with several new key appointments.
As CPLG, a subsidiary of DHX Media, celebrates its 40th anniversary it is a particularly proud moment in the company’s history considering the recent changes and challenges it has encountered.
Celebrity wedding planner and TV personality David Tutera has renewed his agreement with licensing agency The Brand Liaison.
Kathy Weller Art+Ideas has appointed Ideaologie to handle its licensing.
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