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.
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.
Discovery Communications has named Robert Marick vice president of North American licensing and global location-based entertainment for Discovery Consumer Products.
Footwear and apparel veteran David Thomson has joined Crocs as senior vice president and general manager of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Bob Chapek, president of Disney Consumer Products, has been named as chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, effective immediately.
Photographic agency Magnum Photos has tapped Trunk Archive as its licensing agent in North America.
LIMA has unveiled an updated website with a new look and improved functionality that makes it user-friendly on any device.
World-renowned brands such as a Doctor Who, Star Trek and Dr. Seuss will be on display at Licensing Expo 2014.
Viz Media Europe is bringing its new TV series “Tenkai Knights” to Italy on the Discovery Italy free-to-air channel K2.
Brand Activation Association has announced the winners of its 2014 Brand Brilliance Awards.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s animated series “Ella the Elephant” and “Grojband” will premiere in the U.K. this month.
IMG Licensing and UniWorld Group have partnered to develop licensing and marketing opportunities for the music brand Def Jam Enterprises.
Hasbro and Mattel have both reported their results for the first quarter of 2014, and one toy company certainly faired better than the other.
Snap Creative has brought on Brant Bridges to serve as senior vice president of business development.
GenerationOn, the youth enterprise of Points of Light and Hasbro, will honor six inspiring young people this week.
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