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.
Live Nation Merchandise has appointed the new licensing agency Global Pursuit in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.
Nickelodeon has sold a number of its key animated shows to broadcasters in Asia.
American Greetings Properties has signed its first licensing partners for the Care Bears franchise in China.
American Greetings Properties’ Strawberry Shortcake brand continues to build its presence around the world with powerful extensions in regions such as Brazil, China, France and more.
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.
The Trump Organization has appointed licensing agent Infiniss to oversee expansion of the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection in South Korea.
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