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.
Showtime, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution will release a DVD set for the “Penny Dreadful” series on October 7.
Social media celebrity Bethany Mota is launching a new beauty partnership with her debut signature fragrance with retail chain Aeropostale.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products is partnering with Pottery Barn and other licensees with DC Comics-inspired school supplies.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy exceeded the studio’s expectations in box office performance this past weekend and has the momentum to become a popular franchise.
Alleghany Capital Corporation has acquired Jazwares, a privately owned toy and consumer electronics company based in Sunrise, Fla.
Ben and Jewel Tankard of Bravo’s reality show “Thicker Than Water” now have a licensing and distribution agreement with NYS Collection Eyewear.
JELC was appointed to expand and manage an international licensing program for the U.K.-based greeting card and gift line The Wisdom of Kids.
Disney Consumer Products has unveiled a full lineup of back-to-school items featuring top Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters.
Debbie Sterling, the founder and chief executive officer of the girls' construction toy brand GoldieBlox, talks to Bugg Toys and Licensing about her innovative toy concept.
Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. will host the second annual "A Celebration of Harry Potter" event on Jan. 30, 2015.
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