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.
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.
DreamWorks Classics has secured a range of new sales across Europe, The Middle East and Asia for the children’s series, “The Owl & Co.”
FIFA has appointed Pacific Licensing Studio to represent the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil in Asia Pacific.
Global Pursuit and United Talent Agency will co-create a licensing program for Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku brand in China.
Platinum Films has appointed the Simba Dickie Group master toy licensee for “Matt Hatter Chronicles.”
Korean animation studio Tuba n Co. has appointed Kaynak Licensing Co. to bring its brands to Turkey.
American Greetings Properties’ Care Bears are continuing their march across the globe with several new deals in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
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.
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