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.
The global private investment firm TPG has acquired a majority stake in Cirque du Soleil in a move to grow the 30-year-old live entertainment brand.
Brand Licensing Europe has announced a raft of new prizes for the winner of this year’s License This! competition, which opens for entries today.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed as the worldwide representative for Poby’s Adventures, a book-based property targeted to preschool children.
Global merchandising and brand management company Epic Rights has promoted Lisa Streff to executive vice president of global licensing.
Warner Bros. Records has made two promotions in its brand partnerships and Creative Synch Licensing team.
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Actress, model and philanthropist Lisa Ray has gathered a management team and created Lisa Ray Worldwide to build her lifestyle brand.
Planeta Junior has signed on to represent Motion Pictures' new series "Pumpkin Reports" in Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, Turkey and Eastern Europe.
All American Licensing & Management Group has been appointed to represent the new entertainment brand Mulligan.
Home shopping network Evine Live has appointed Penny Burnett as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer.
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.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association will host the webinar “How to Work a Trade Show” this Wednesday.
Apparel wholesaler Mad Engine has acquired the Toronto, Canada-based sourcing company Xtreme Worldwide.
Life Like Touring, which develops children’s live entertainment, has appointed Antonio Huab as vice president, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
Marie Claire Paris has tapped P&L Global Network as its licensing agent in Central and South America.
Lawyer Jennifer O'Neill has launched Trademark Transit to provide U.S. federal trademark services.
Gameloft has unveiled its slate of upcoming games at E3 this week in Los Angeles, Calif.
With a number of big name speakers, new feature areas and a not-to-be-missed all-industry Opening Night Party, Licensing Expo’s 34th year is shaping up to be its best yet.
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