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.
HanesBrands, owner of sportswear brands such as Hanes and Champion, has acquired the licensed collegiate apparel company Knights Apparel.
Five iconic British institutions will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo this year for the first time including The Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur magazine, has partnered with the Professional Education Institute to develop coaching and training programs.
ITV has given a sneak peek at some of the re-imagined characters in its upcoming series "Thunderbirds Are Go," based on the classic Gerry Anderson brand.
Santoro has signed a host of new licensees and launched several new lines for its art brand Gorjuss in Europe.
Ravensburger is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the "Thomas & Friends" brand with the addition of new puzzles to its existing range.
Publisher Pedigree is entering the education sector with a new range of titles featuring content from educational publisher Letts.
German manufacturer Rodenstock has signed on to create eyewear for German fashion designer Jil Sander.
CJ Products has added characters from the TV series "VeggieTales in the House" to its line of Pillow Pets foldable plush.
Retro Apparel launched its first line of It's A Good Sign apparel at the MAGIC Marketweek trade show last month in Las Vegas, Nev.
Licensing agency Brands with Influence is working with key licensees to produce a range of merchandise for the U.K. children’s TV show “Swashbuckle.”
Construction equipment company JCB is taking center stage in Germany with the unveiling of two giant sculptures of JCB toys in the city of Fuerth.
Celebrity designer David Tutera has extended his brand to wall art, picture frames, decorative mirrors and home storage products with Concepts in Time.
Fermata Partners has launched Fermata College, a new division to represent college and university trademark licensing programs.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is promoting the DVD release of its animated film Rio 2 with the Summer Party Tour, which spans across the U.S. this month.
Hasbro and IDW will auction off a one-of-kind My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic book for charity.
Univision Communications and Experian Consumer Services-Affinity have launched financial resource center for the U.S. Hispanic community.
The deadline to nominate junior licensing industry professionals for the Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association U.K.'s new Rising Stars award is tomorrow.
Fisher-Price has launched the first-ever Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway catalog, e-commerce website and shops-in-shops.
Target is teaming up with four YouTube stars along with Design Hunter L.A. for a YouTube video series.
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