Universal Partnership & Licensing’s franchise-based business model is driving big returns for the company, both in brand loyalty and revenue.
Disney has unveiled new details of the Shanghai Disney Resort including a Toy Story-themed hotel, Magic Kingdom-style theme park and Disneytown shopping district.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association has opened voting for the 2015 Asian Licensing Awards.
Williamson-Dickie has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with ID Overseas for to sell Dickies-licensed products in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
DHX Brands has signed a deal with Egmont Publishing for the international rights to produce children’s books and magazines based on the Teletubbies brand.
American Greetings Properties has launched a promotional program with drink brand Ribena Cordial in Singapore.
Chinese Internet television company Youku Tudou has obtained the exclusive rights from Talpa Holding to produce “The Voice Kids” format in China.
Netflix and Guru Studio will produce an original spin-off series based on the preschool hit “Justin Time”– “Justin Time The New Adventures.”
Cartoon Network Amazone was awarded the Leading Edge Award at the World Waterpark Association’s Symposium & Trade Show Awards in Las Vegas, Nev.
King Digital Entertainment has launched another title to the Candy Crush game lineup, “Candy Crush Soda Saga,” for iOS and Android devices and Facebook.
Rovio Entertainment has entered into an agreement with China’s Guogou Group to build nine Angry Birds family entertainment centers over the course of four years.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association has tapped Cool Gear International for a range of 2014 FIFA World Cup collectibles.
The Asian Licensing Association hosted its annual Asian Licensing Awards event Jan. 7 during the Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair.
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has picked up Aeroplane Production’s “The Fixies.”
Spin Master has filed civil lawsuits against two Chinese manufacturers to stop the manufacture of counterfeit Flutterbye Flying Fairies.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has opened its first dedicated office in Asia and appointed Pinky David as vice president, Asia Pacific.
Toy State has secured the worldwide rights to remote-control toy manufacturer Nikko by acquiring its Asian and European operations.
License! Global explores the opportunities and challenges of the Japanese licensed consumer product market.
Authentic Brands Group has signed a long-term franchise partnership with ImagineX Group for its Juicy Couture brand in China.
SmileyWorld has launched a new kids’ fashion line for Fall 2014, marking the brand’s first major release into the Chinese children’s apparel market.
Withit Licensing has appointed licensing agency AI Licensing to represent its character brand Joey and Joy in the Far East, the Middle East and India.
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