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.
The Jim Henson Company has secured a raft of new international broadcast and home entertainment agreements.
Rainbow launched the first-ever live Winx Club show in Indonesia Thursday, at the Ciputra World shopping mall in the city of Surabaya.
Hoho Rights announced a series of new overseas sales for its preschool property “Cloudbabies,” at NATPE Miami.
Chinese sportswear company Peak Sport Products has launched two new sneakers inspired by basketball star Tony Parker.
Bubuzz has launched a new line of collectible figures featuring football stars from teams including FCBarcelona, Man U and Chelsea.
DHX Media has renewed its deal with BBC Worldwide Asia to represent “Teletubbies” and “In the Night Garden” in China.
Cartoon Network has opened an exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, featuring its hit comedy brand Adventure Time.
New Taiwanese contemporary art brand GP Deva is making its move into the world of licensing this week at Licensing Expo.
Universal Studios Japan has opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a re-creation of the world of the Harry Potter movies.
Indian Intellectual Property development company Aadarsh has appointed Polish licensing agency Jantar Projekt for its anchor property Purple Turtle.
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