The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association is the leading trade organization for the industry, and in 2015, it marks a milestone anniversary.
With Shaun the Sheep Movie set to premiere in the U.S. Aug. 7, Aardman Animation has appointed JLK Brand Licensing Group as the brand's new agent.
Paul Stanley, co-founder and singer/songwriter of the legendary band KISS, has teamed up with Epic Rights to develop and launch a new lifestyle brand.
Dentsu Entertainment USA and Level-5 have appointed Evolution USA to bring the franchises "Yo-Kai Watch" and "Little Battlers eXperience" to the U.S. and Canada.
Full Colour Black has secured the exclusive worldwide licensing and product rights to 72, previously unavailable Bob Marley images from a 1975 London concert.
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.
Corus Entertainment's Nelvana has appointed two new licensing agents for Franklin and Friends in German-speaking territories and Turkey.
Cherokee has appointed Copyright Promotions Licensing Group to represent Cherokee Global Brands in its European markets.
DC Thomson has appointed Ishika Kawiratne as brand licensing manager in its consumer products division.
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center has appointed Mary M. Mueller as head of business development.
At this year’s Licensing Expo, the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan is sending 10 delegate exhibitors to represent not only Taiwan, but also all of Asia.
WeMatch has appointed Diego Barassi to develop its licensing and retail division, which will be anchored by the Copa America brand.
Licensing agency The Joester Loria Group has been tapped to represent baby brand Britax for licensing in North America.
The Licensing Company North America has expanded its representation agreement with beverage brand Welch’s.
John Stanley will take on overall leadership of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution U.K. and Warner Bros. Consumer Products U.K.
m4e has appointed Dutch brand licensing agency License Connection to represent children’s TV series “Tip The Mouse” in Benelux territories.
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