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.
Disney joins DreamWorks' adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG, Nick gets ready to open its first-ever flagship store, licensees lineup for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron … these are the stories that shaped the week of April 20.
Breakthrough Entertainment has appointed Antares Licensing to spearhead worldwide licensing efforts for its live-action kids' comedy "Max and Shred."
Little League Baseball and Softball has promoted three executives within its marketing department to focus on licensing and merchandising.
Authentic Brands Group has acquired Jones New York and appointed former PVH and LVMH executive Mark Weber to lead the brand's reboot.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products held its annual U.K. Achievement Awards Thursday in London to celebrate the top collaborations from the past year.
The Caleb Gray Studio has appointed Ideaologie to rep the artist's portfolio for licensing.
The U.K. licensing industry charity The Light Fund, is planning a number of new fundraising events, after raising more than £90,000 in 2014.
4K Media, a subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, has named former Viacom executive Jonitha Keymoore as director of program sales.
Trade show veteran Kathy Ireland has teamed up with ExpoMarketing Group to help other businesspeople showcase their brands at trade events.
Cartoon Network Enterprises' "Ben 10" franchise won the award for Best Licensor of the Year in the entertainment category at the fourth annual Indian Retail and E-Retail Awards.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has unveiled the final ballot for its 2014 International Licensing Excellence Awards.
Actress, author and entrepreneur Nicole Richie will deliver The Big Interview keynote address at Licensing Expo in June.
The Fung Business Intelligence Centre has appointed Deborah Weinswig as executive director and head of global retail research and intelligence.
Jim Benton has tapped Striker Entertainment to represent his publishing brand It’s Happy Bunny for licensing.
DreamWorks Animation has appointed Saban Brands Israel as its consumer products licensing agent in Israel.
Apple has acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics, both of which were co-founded by rapper Dr. Dre, for $3 billion.
Iconicfuture has launched a digital brand licensing platform LaunchPad for online, social and mobile games.
Global licensing agency Epic Rights continues to grow its roster of music artists and brands with the addition of Jefferson Airplane.
Knockout Licensing has been appointed to launch and manage the licensing program for the Smithsonian Libraries’ Seed Catalog Collection.
NFL Players Inc. will be the headline sponsor of the annual Licensing Expo Opening Night Party.
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