A year in review and look ahead at the market Down Under. Editorial is provided by License! Global’s Australian content partner, The Bugg Report.
Perfetti Van Melle has appointed Beanstalk as the exclusive licensing agency in Greater China for its iconic lollipop brand Chupa Chups.
Gaming company King has signed a European licensing deal with apparel specialist Skybrands for its hit app “Candy Crush Saga.”
Debenhams, Matalan, Card Factory and Blue Inc have joined the roster of top retailers participating in BLE Retail Mentoring Programme.
Bonnier’s Outdoor Life magazine is building its branded consumer product line with the addition of two new lifestyle partners.
Crayola is planning a range of products featuring Lima Sky’s app property Doodle Jump, including mobile games and a line of craft kits.
CBeebies has appointed the licensing agency Brands with Influence to represent its new series “Swashbuckle” in the U.K.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has added new licensing partnerships for Platinum Films’ boys’ property Matt Hatter Chronicles.
Peppa Pig, The Amazing World of Gumball and Room on the Broom were among the winner at the tenth British Animation Awards.
Ultimate Ears has unveiled the latest artist partnership for its line of UE Booms speakers–street artist Kenny Scharf.
Genius Brands International has elected entertainment industry veteran Anthony Thomopoulos to its board of directors.
Motor oil brand Mobil 1 has partnered with NASCAR driver Tony Stewart to bring back the classic car film Smokey and The Bandit.
VIMN has announced two new promotions in its Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products division–Ron Johnson as executive vice president, NVCP, and Mark Kingston as general manager and senior vice president, NVCP EMEA & Australia.
Tokyo-based licensing consultant ZenWorks has launched a series of English classes for licensing professionals in Japan.
Lisle International has announced three new partners for the app brand Temple Runin the U.K. and Europe.
PVH has signed two new partners for Izod that will extend the brand into denim and expand its presence in Mexico.
Disney and Pixar are celebrating the U.K. launch of the new Silver Series Cars products with a tour of toy stores in the U.K.
King Features, licensor of characters like Betty Boop and Popeye, has appointed License2Brand as its agent in Greece and Cyprus.
Accessories 4 Technology has signed on to feature the digital brand Plants vs. Zombies on a range of gaming peripherals.
41 Entertainment has appointed Zodiak Kids to represent “Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures” in France and French-speaking Belgium and Switzerland.
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