Universal Partnership & Licensing’s franchise-based business model is driving big returns for the company, both in brand loyalty and revenue.
Sewing machine company Brother International Malaysia has launched two special anniversary edition Hello Kitty home sewing machines.
China-based Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Company, a developer of animation and toys, has created a North American division–Auldey Toys North America.
Licensing consulting company TSG Brands has named Kimberly Awad as vice president of licensing acquisitions.
The New York Times Company announced a new publishing agreement between the International New York Times and Republica to create a combined print edition in Nepal.
Viz Media Europe has appointed three new directors.
America Greetings Properties’ Care Bears and Sanrio’s Little Twin Stars have opened a co-branded café in Hiroshima Parco, one of Japan’s largest shopping centers.
Zodiak Kids has sold Marathon Media's production “Lolirock” to territories across Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, and licensing deals in France.
Pretty Ugly, owner of the Uglydoll brand, has appointed Fields Corporation as the property's licensing agent in Japan.
Tiger Aspect has appointed two new licensing agents in preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Mr. Bean brand and the launch of a new animated series.
Animation series “YooHoo & Friends,” is continuing to increase its brand presence across the globe.
Global Pursuit has signed a retail agreement with Galeries Lafayette China to introduce Uglydoll-branded merchandise at its store in Beijing.
Dimensional Branding Group has appointed Bradford License India as the sub-agent its game app “Temple Run” in India.
DHX Media has appointed UYoung Media Group to spearhead a licensing and merchandising campaign in China for “In the Night Garden.”
The Hong Kong International Licensing Show, which was held Jan. 6-8, featured more than 200 exhibitors and 600 licensed brands.
PVH Corp., owner of the Calvin Klein trademarks, has found a new joint venture partner for the brand in India–Arvind Brands and Retail.
Casino gaming company IGT is planning to bring the Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand Tokidoki to slot machines.
Pan American World Airways has tapped Itochu Fashion System as the master licensee for the Pan Am brand in Japan.
Perry Ellis International has signed two new deals to expand its Ben Hogan golf brand.
SmileyWorld has signed three new apparel partners for its smiley face image.
TV Tokyo has announced a licensing agreement, giving Chinese game platform Shenzhen iDreamSky Technology permission to create mobile games for China and other Asian territories.
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