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.
Perfetti Van Melle has appointed Beanstalk as the exclusive licensing agency in Greater China for its iconic lollipop brand Chupa Chups.
Debenhams, Matalan, Card Factory and Blue Inc have joined the roster of top retailers participating in BLE Retail Mentoring Programme.
CBeebies has appointed the licensing agency Brands with Influence to represent its new series “Swashbuckle” in the U.K.
Peppa Pig, The Amazing World of Gumball and Room on the Broom were among the winner at the tenth British Animation Awards.
License! Global is now calling for submissions for the exclusive, annual Top 150 Global Licensors report.
Talent agency N.S. Bienstock has been appointed as the licensing agent for Veria Living, a media brand devoted to health and wellness.
Ludorum has appointed Licensing Street as its U.S. licensing consultant for the preschool show “Chuggington.”
Genius Brands International has elected entertainment industry veteran Anthony Thomopoulos to its board of directors.
Bioworld Merchandising is setting its sights on the children’s market with the acquisition of Nolan Glove Co.
Reeder Brand Management will represent the brand of the late Chris Farley for licensing.
Tokyo-based licensing consultant ZenWorks has launched a series of English classes for licensing professionals in Japan.
License! Global is calling for submissions for its annual Top Global Licensors report and the Top Global Licensing Agents list.
The French Licensing Federation has announced the nominees for the second annual French Brands Awards.
DreamWorks Animation has announced that its board of directors has nominated Universal Music Group’s Lucian Grainge and Hulu’s Jason Kilar to replace current directors Nathan Myhrvold and Richard Sherman, who are retiring.
Maura Regan of Sesame Workshop is one of four business leaders who will be honored at the Women In Industry Luncheon.
Beanstalk has signed on to build a licensing program for the blogs “Bag Snob” and “Mrs. Lilien.”
The Trump Organization has appointed The Partnership to launch the Trump home and apparel brands in the U.K.
The Toys ‘R’ Us Children’s Fund has donated $100,000 for recovery programs in Moore, Okla.
Guru Studio has appointed two new agents for its preschool series “Justin Time”-Knockout Licensing and Super RTL.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group has overhauled its corporate image with a full rebrand.
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