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.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has opened its first dedicated office in Asia and appointed Pinky David as vice president, Asia Pacific.
Universal Studios Japan hosted the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Friday that featured an unveiling of the Hogwarts castle.
Outfit7, the company behind Talking Tom and Friends, has appointed a raft of new licensing agents to expand its reach globally.
As part of its annual investor meeting, Gap, Inc. unveiled plans for major expansion in Asia.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and 3DBA are helping to cool down a resort in Jakarta, Indonesia, with an Ice Age-themed attraction.
AG Properties has renewed its partnerships with 14 licensing agents worldwide for its five signature brands.
Studio 100 International has tapped Empire Licensing to represent May the Bee in South East Asia.
Viacom International Media Networks Asia is planning the first Nickelodeon-branded attraction in Asia.
Tempur Sealy International has bought back its Sealy brand rights in Japan from its former licensee in the region.
Bubuzz has launched a new line of collectible figures featuring football stars from teams including FCBarcelona, Man U and Chelsea.
Namco Bandai Games Europe is returning Pac-Man to his roots with plans for a new video game.
Chupa Chups has partnered with the Hong Kong fashion brand B+AB for a line of apparel and accessories.
American Greeting Properties has signed a slate of new agreements for its Strawberry Shortcake publishing program.
Viz Media Europe and Média-Particiaptions have joined forces to launch the largest European SVOD anime website.
DQ Entertainment has signed a slew of new licensing deals for its kids’ properties including “Jungle Book” and “Peter Pan.”
The new video game “Barbie Dreamhouse Party” is now available across Europe and Australasia, and will arrive in the U.S. in January.
License! Global is hosting a free seminar at the Asian Licensing Conference in Hong Kong Jan. 7–“Learn How to Assess Branded Value and Protect Intellectual Property.”
Knockout Licensing has appointed four new sub-agents for social media canine celebrity Boo–The World’s Cutest Dog.
Turner Broadcasting System International has acquired the second season of Endemol’s “Mr. Bean” animated TV series.
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