With MAGIC Market Week in full swing, it’s only fitting that License! Global looks at the trends that will shape the licensed apparel business in 2014.
DreamWorks Animation is expanding its partnership with licensing agency Compañía Panamericana de Licencias to Brazil.
BBC Worldwide has made new senior hires across business development, legal and finance for its Asia division.
Hasbro and Mattel have both reported their results for the first quarter of 2014, and one toy company certainly faired better than the other.
Brand Central has signed on to develop a consumer products program for the design and lifestyle company Dwell Media.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has opened its first dedicated office in Asia and appointed Pinky David as vice president, Asia Pacific.
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.
MHS Licensing has signed on to represent artist Josephine Kimberling, who specializes in modern-meets-vintage florals.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, a DHX Media company, has appointed Stephen Gould as its new U.K. managing director.
VIMN South has appointed Andrea Castellari senior vice president and general manager of Viacom International Media Networks Italy, Middle East and Turkey.
Sesame Workshop has appointed Stephen B. Sobhani to the newly created position of vice president, international.
Brand Licensing Europe has announced the judging panel for this year’s License This! challenge.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has expanded the role of Preston Kevin Lewis to include the India market.
Rubies Costume Company has acquired the Colorado-based costume company Princess Paradise.
Publisher Aadarsh is planning a series of manuals in India about licensing created in collaboration with LIMA.
Jay Roth [founder of J.A. Roth & Associates] passed away peacefully on Aug. 22 after a seven-year cancer battle.
David Goldberg, chairman and CEO of Endemol North America, will step down at the end of December.
Friderico Gatti is joining Russian licensing agency Megalicense International as its new chief executive officer.
Brand Licensing Europe has announced that Volkswagen will give the second keynote address at this year’s event.
Planeta Junior has signed on to represent De Agostini’s girls’ TV series “Camilla Store” for licensing in Italy.
GD Entertainment Fund has signed its first multi-project deal to co-finance a slate of original Imira Entertainment programming.
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