Preparations are well underway for the 35th edition of Licensing Expo, with a host of new brands already set to exhibit and a new Sports section planned for the show floor.
Five iconic British institutions will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo this year for the first time including The Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Maya Studio has appointed the IP management company Consumer Product Connection to develop a licensing program for its brands in Europe and the East.
DHX Brands has appointed Haven as the licensing agent for the all-new "Teletubbies" program in Australia and New Zealand.
Brand Central has promoted two of its key team members–Jodi Bogdanoff to vice president of licensing and Nancy Sanieoff to senior licensing manager.
Lonely Planet has launched a new consumer products division that will be led by current business development manager Drew Rowley.
The Bologna Licensing Trade Fair will return for its eighth edition March 30 to April 1, running parallel to the Bologna Children's Book Fair.
Licensing Expo 2015 will add new international pavilions and see increased representation from countries including Mexico, India, China, Japan and the U.K.
Discovery Communications has named Robert Marick vice president of North American licensing and global location-based entertainment for Discovery Consumer Products.
Footwear and apparel veteran David Thomson has joined Crocs as senior vice president and general manager of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Bob Chapek, president of Disney Consumer Products, has been named as chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, effective immediately.
m4e has tapped Dutch brand licensing agency License Connection to represent its girls brand Mia and me in Benelux.
Jodi Gottlieb has been promoted to senior vice president of CopCorp Licensing and senior vice president of Knockout Licensing.
The International Home + Housewares show concludes today and at it are a feast of products, both licensed and proprietary for all areas of the home.
The Collegiate Licensing Company has extended its partnership agreement with Villanova University.
The Topps Company has appointed John Mueller as chief financial officer.
The Pokémon Company International debuted a new feature-length animated film at MIPTV Monday.
U.K. children’s research and consulting firm The Pineapple Lounge is planning to open a U.S. division and has Cheryl Gotthelf to lead it.
Spin Master has filed a civil lawsuit in California to stop the manufacture and sale of Stafly toys, which it claims infringe on its Flutterbye toy.
Tinderbox and 5th Wave Brands, have joined forces to develop a consumer products program for the award-winning game app, “Badland.”
The Country Music Association will present Kellie Pickler as the special guest performer at the Licensing Expo Opening Night Party.
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