Universal Partnership & Licensing’s franchise-based business model is driving big returns for the company, both in brand loyalty and revenue.
Kate Spade New York and Jack Spade are making their first foray into childrenswear with a new limited edition line of apparel and accessories at GapKids.
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.
LIMA China has selected 29 nominees from six award categories as nominees for the LIMA Asian Licensing Awards.
King Features, worldwide licensor of the Betty Boop and Popeye properties, has appointed Bradford License India as its agent in the region.
Anheuser-Busch InBev will re-acquire Oriental Brewery, a leading brewer in South Korea, from KKR and Affinity Equity Partners for $5.8 billion.
Dream Theatre has partnered with adidas to build the licensing presence of Real Madrid in India.
Broadcasters across China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Korea have signed up for multiple seasons of Nickelodeon’s top series.
Betty Boop and her younger self, Baby Boop, are adding some sparkle to children’s fashion this season, with a new line of apparel from Monnalisa.
Newsweek has partnered with Empirical Media to pursue foreign license agreements for Newsweek and Newsweek.com around the world.
Viz Media has added several new partners for the popular Naruto Shippuden manga and anime property.
The Seoul Character & Licensing Fair is gearing up for another year, with the show set to take place July 16-18 at the Coex exhibition hall in Seoul, South Korea.
Lawless Entertainment and Dina Asia Pacific Company have struck a deal with Suzy’s Zoo, children’s illustrations from artist Suzy Spafford, and Teammate Hong Kong.
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