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.
New branding executives at Universal, Hello Kitty's latest sports venture, Gwen Stefani's new girls' TV series … these are the stories that shaped the week of April 13.
Actress, model and philanthropist Lisa Ray has gathered a management team and created Lisa Ray Worldwide to build her lifestyle brand.
Planeta Junior has signed on to represent Motion Pictures' new series "Pumpkin Reports" in Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, Turkey and Eastern Europe.
All American Licensing & Management Group has been appointed to represent the new entertainment brand Mulligan.
Home shopping network Evine Live has appointed Penny Burnett as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer.
LMCA has brought in two new executives–Ted Curtin as chief marketing and business development officer, and Jane Ma as assistant manager of brand licensing for LMCA Asia.
Authentic Brands Group has partnered with the Japanese brand management company Itochu in a joint-ownership agreement for the youth brand Airwalk in Japan.
Talent and media agency WME/IMG acquired the bull riding circuit Professional Bull Riders, which features more than 300 events worldwide each year.
Saban Brands is launching an advisory committee for its new lifestyle group that will counsel the company on its current brands and future acquisitions.
Universal Pictures has added three new executives to its recently formed brand development division–Santiago Capdepont, Stephanie Kraus and Marc Low.
DreamWorks Animation is expanding its partnership with licensing agency Compañía Panamericana de Licencias to Brazil.
The U.S.-based non-profits Kids In Distressed Situations and Fashion Delivers have successfully completed their merger.
Brix 'N Clix is refuting the allegations made by Spin Master in a civil lawsuit filed last month over the Flutterbye Flying Fairy toy.
Chinese brands are expanding internationally at a rapidly growing pace, according to a new report from Thomson Reuters CompuMark.
Licensing agencies Perryscope and Epic Rights have been named to jointly manage a global program for the Woodstock brand.
A record number of retailers are taking part in Brand Licensing Europe’s 2014 Retail Mentoring Programme.
Friendly Family Productions has appointed Knockout Licensing to represent the Little House on the Prairie brand in the U.S. and Canada.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products has appointed two new agents for its film and TV properties in Italy, France, Australia and New Zealand.
Ekocycle, the lifestyle brand from will.i.am and the Coca-Cola Company that encourages recycling, has appointed a licensing agent.
Google has overtaken Apple to regain its position as the world’s most valuable brand, according to the annual BrandZ report.
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