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.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, part of DHX Media, has extended its footprint in Europe with the opening of offices in the Nordics and Central and Eastern Europe.
Playboy continues to expand its brand worldwide with a host of new deals ranging from high-end apparel to branded skateboards.
All American Licensing & Management Group been appointed to develop a comprehensive licensing strategy for the Legendary Hatfield & McCoy Family brand.
Five iconic British institutions will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo this year for the first time including The Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Maya Studio has appointed the IP management company Consumer Product Connection to develop a licensing program for its brands in Europe and the East.
DHX Brands has appointed Haven as the licensing agent for the all-new "Teletubbies" program in Australia and New Zealand.
Brand Central has promoted two of its key team members–Jodi Bogdanoff to vice president of licensing and Nancy Sanieoff to senior licensing manager.
Lonely Planet has launched a new consumer products division that will be led by current business development manager Drew Rowley.
The Bologna Licensing Trade Fair will return for its eighth edition March 30 to April 1, running parallel to the Bologna Children's Book Fair.
Licensing Expo 2015 will add new international pavilions and see increased representation from countries including Mexico, India, China, Japan and the U.K.
Useful Home Products is planning a line of homewares inspired by the ABC cooking show “The Chew.”
SEGA Europe is strengthening its presence in Iberia with the appointment of two new licensing agents in the region for Sonic the Hedgehog.
Owain Walbyoff, former commercial director of Endemol Games, has been promoted to managing director.
King Digital Entertainment, maker of the game app and licensed brand Candy Crush, launched its IPO Wednesday.
Ship & Duck, an online marketplace for brands, licensors and licensees, has refined its platform and rebranded it The Licensing Marketplace.
Former Disney Store and Claire’s executive James D. Fielding has joined AwesomenessTV as global head of consumer products and retail.
Brand Licensing Europe’s annual License This! challenge for new creative concepts is now open for entries.
BBC Worldwide has made new senior hires across business development, legal and finance for its Asia division.
According to NRF’s 2014 Mother’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Americans will spend an average of $162.94 in celebration of Mother’s Day, down from last year ($168.94).
Sesame Workshop has named Lewis Kofsky to the newly created position of vice president, international creative and global interactive strategy.
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