The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association is the leading trade organization for the industry, and in 2015, it marks a milestone anniversary.
Licensor Perry Ellis International has unveiled a leadership succession plan that will see founder and CEO George Feldenkreis step down after 50 years leading the company.
Herb Scannell has decided to step down as president of BBC Worldwide North America, with Ann Sarnoff, currently COO of the division, set to take over the role.
Licensing agency the JRL Group has been selected to represent Estwing Tools, best known for its line of solid steel hammers.
Breakthrough Entertainment has appointment veteran executive and producer Martha Sepulveda as director of development and production, kids and family entertainment.
VIZ Media has named Brad Woods as its chief marketing officer.
Ascena Retail Group and Ann Taylor have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Ascena will acquire the women’s retailer for cash and stock.
Licensing Expo will feature more than 1,800 brands from the consumer goods and lifestyle categories when it takes place June 9-11 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Playboy opened the doors of its newest brand extension, a West Hollywood lounge called Bar Fifty-Three, Thursday night in a launch event that showcased the brand's new positioning.
New NFLPI licensees, entertainment brands line up for Licensing Expo; and Nickelodeon's "Blaze" arrives at Toys 'R' Us ... this is the news that shaped the week of May 11.
Brand Licensing Europe has added six new retailers to its Retail Mentoring Program, which launches this month.
Rovio Entertainment is building up its Consumer Products Licensing unit with a ew group of seasoned executives.
Lawless Entertainment has appointed Paris-based The Agency to represent the Suzy’s Zoo brand in France and Benelux for licensing.
Zodiak Media has appointed former ITV Studios Global Entertainment executive Jean-Philippe Randisi as CEO of Zodiak Kids.
Brand Licensing Europe is looking to build on the success of last year’s showwith new brands and by adding to its roster of unique show features.
The story behind brand licensing stars Debra Joester and Joanne Loria of The Joester Loria Group, who are honored this month with LIMA’s Hall of Fame distinction.
FremantleMedia North America has been named as the licensing agent for the multiple Emmy Award-winning show, “Deadliest Catch.”
Bulldog Licensing Inc, the new U.S. arm of British agent Bulldog Licensing Ltd, s exhibiting at Licensing Expo for the first time this year.
eOne is building momentum for the Peppa Pig brand in Russia and the Ukraine with the appointment of a regional licensing agent and a number of licensees.
Universal Music Group and Keshet International have signed a deal that will see UMG have the exclusive option to sign artist agreements with contestants on “Rising Star.”
The new spin-off company of sourcing and distribution group Li & Fung Limited–Global Brands Group–made its debut on the Hong Kong stock exchange Thursday.
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