Universal Partnership & Licensing’s franchise-based business model is driving big returns for the company, both in brand loyalty and revenue.
Manchester United has entered a multi-year partnership with IVC to create a line of branded wellness products in China.
Studio 100 International and Buzz Studios have released its first feature film, Maya the Bee: Movie, in select markets.
Psycho Bunny has tapped A Squared Entertainment to extend its men's apparel brand into new categories, new demographics and new territories.
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.
Kunihiko Tsuji, chief operating officer and senior executive vice president of Sanrio, passed away Nov. 19 due to acute heart failure at the age of 61.
The Jim Henson Company has sold “Doozers” to Turner Broadcasting System’s Cartoonito network in Asia Pacific.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed to represent the new TV series “Nutri Ventures: The Quest for the 7 Kingdoms” in North America and Asia Pacific.
Outfit7 has won a lawsuit against China's NanJing oooo3d, which published counterfeit sequel apps to its Talking Tom franchise.
Perfetti Van Melle and Aspire Brands are bringing together their brands Chupa Chups and Lip Smacker for a range of beauty products.
BBC Worldwide has made new senior hires across business development, legal and finance for its Asia division.
DC Thomson Consumer Products has teamed with John Hornby Skewes for a line of musical instruments that features characters from The Beano.
At this year’s Licensing Expo, the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan is sending 10 delegate exhibitors to represent not only Taiwan, but also all of Asia.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Village Roadshow Theme Parks are developing Korea’s first international theme park and resort destination.
SmileyWorld has partnered with fashion handbags licensee Guangzhou Qiankun to release a new collection of handbags and accessories in China later this year.
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