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.
Golf ball brand Volvik has appointed Stan Denenberg as its new director of licensing.
Genius Brands International has announced that Margaret Loesch will join its board of directors.
H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group have agreed to merge, forming the third largest food and beverage company in North Americ.
Licensing industry professionals raised £12,000 for the Light Fund charity at the 8th annual quiz night in Manchester, England, March 19.
Saban Brands has acquired another new brand for its burgeoning portfolio of fashion and lifestyle properties–the Australian surf brand Piping Hot.
Rock band AC/DC has tapped Perryscope Productions and Epic Rights to jointly lead its licensing and merchandising efforts.
Registration is now open for the Licensing University conference program held in conjunction with Licensing Expo and organized by LIMA.
NLC, which was recently tapped to represent Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA in Benelux, has hired Jacqueline Hofman to manage the account.
Floor care brand Bissell has appointed IMC to expand its brand into a range of new product categories including home, DIY and automotive.
The Bologna Licensing Trade Fair has launched Licensing Prospect Day, a networking event that aims to introduce Italian manufacturing companies to licensing.
Platinum Films has struck a three-season deal for “Matt Hatter Chronicles” with Cartoon Network in Asia.
Space Enterprises has teamed up DIC 2 in Italy to develop a licensing program for its preschool series “The Hive.”
Prava I Prevodi has taken the TV and home entertainment rights for Planeta Junior and Nottingham Forest’s kids series “Sendokai Champions.”
Sesame Workshop has appointed Stephen B. Sobhani to the newly created position of vice president, international.
Veteran illustrator Phil Marden has signed a number of new deals for his humorous conceptual illustrations.
Licensing agency Dream Theatre is partnering with Adidas to develop the licensing business of the Italian football team AC Milan in India.
Bulldog Licensing’s U.S. division has signed on to represent Outfit7’s app brand Talking Tom and Friends in the U.S. and Canada.
Entertainment One Licensing has opened a new office in Melbourne that will serve as eOne's Australian headquarters.
Italian lifestyle brand Lumberjack has appointed Turkish licensing agency Sinerji to represent its brand worldwide.
Brands with Influence has been appointed to create a licensing program for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
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