2014 was year of big successes (Frozen), milestones (Hello Kitty’s 40th) and industry-changing innovations (3D printing). Here’s a recap of the news that shaped the year.
Brandgenuity has appointed independent licensing company Rocket as the pan-European agent for Gas Monkey Garage brand.
Hoho Rights has signed Zippy to create baby and toddler clothing featuring its preschool series "CloudBabies" in the U.K.
Aadarsh, owner of Purple Turtle brand, took home the Licensor of the Year award in the publishing category at the Indian eRetail Congress.
Bulldog Licensing has hired Helena Mansell-Stopher as retail licensing director.
Greeting card designer The London Studio is shifting its business toward a licensing model to allow founder Soula Zavacopoulos more time for creative development.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products held its annual U.K. Achievement Awards Thursday in London to celebrate the top collaborations from the past year.
Iron Gut Publishing has partnered with the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity for a collection of artwork featuring the Peter Pan brand.
The U.K. licensing industry charity The Light Fund, is planning a number of new fundraising events, after raising more than £90,000 in 2014.
Garfield licensor Paws, Inc. has teamed with Bare Tree Media to launch digital content featuring the famous feline on messenging apps around the world.
Kennedy Publishing and Koko Media have extended their agreement to include Deer Little Forest in the U.K. preschool magazines Get Busy and Busy Time.
Virgin Galactic will work with global book publisher DK to create seven exclusive titles over the next two years.
In June 2013, global brand extension agency Beanstalk launched Tinderbox, its digital division to help brand licensing extend into new media.
Withit Licensing will release two new stationery lines for the brands DoodleBoos and Glamour Puss in Russia.
Trade Mark Collections has joined a growing band of licensees for Redan Alchemy's "The Sooty Show," which is the longest-running kids' TV show in the world.
Technicolor, Nerd Corps Entertainment and A Stark Production have finalized a partnership deal for a new CG-animated series, "The Deep."
1,400 retailers, licensees, licensors and suppliers gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London Tuesday for The Licensing Awards.
The year's Brand Licensing Europe will feature a new Brands & Lifestyle Theatre to offer visitors guidance on the worlds of sports, lifestyle and fashion brands.
The Jim Henson Company’s animated children’s series “Dinosaur Train” has signed a raft of new licensees in key European territories ahead of this year’s BLE.
Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products has appointed licensing agent TLC to exclusively represent its brands across Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Toei Animation will unveil its new reboot of the Sailor Moon franchise, "Sailor Moon Crystal" this week at Brand Licensing Europe.
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