With MAGIC Market Week in full swing, it’s only fitting that License! Global looks at the trends that will shape the licensed apparel business in 2014.
Perfetti Van Melle has appointed Beanstalk as the exclusive licensing agency in Greater China for its iconic lollipop brand Chupa Chups.
Debenhams, Matalan, Card Factory and Blue Inc have joined the roster of top retailers participating in BLE Retail Mentoring Programme.
CBeebies has appointed the licensing agency Brands with Influence to represent its new series “Swashbuckle” in the U.K.
Peppa Pig, The Amazing World of Gumball and Room on the Broom were among the winner at the tenth British Animation Awards.
License! Global is now calling for submissions for the exclusive, annual Top 150 Global Licensors report.
Talent agency N.S. Bienstock has been appointed as the licensing agent for Veria Living, a media brand devoted to health and wellness.
Ludorum has appointed Licensing Street as its U.S. licensing consultant for the preschool show “Chuggington.”
Genius Brands International has elected entertainment industry veteran Anthony Thomopoulos to its board of directors.
Bioworld Merchandising is setting its sights on the children’s market with the acquisition of Nolan Glove Co.
Reeder Brand Management will represent the brand of the late Chris Farley for licensing.
VIMN has announced two new promotions in its Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products division–Ron Johnson as executive vice president, NVCP, and Mark Kingston as general manager and senior vice president, NVCP EMEA & Australia.
LIMA U.K. has announced a slate of top speakers and hot topics for its upcoming Licensing Essentials Course May 16.
The submission deadline for License! Global’s annual Top Global Licensors report has been extended to this Friday.
Lagardère Active’s TV division has picked up Vodka’s new kids’ series “Bugsted” for both its Gulli and Canal J channels.
UL Consumer Products Group is offering a range of services to help European toy makers comply with the EU Toy Directive.
Andre Javes has returned to Toys ‘R’ Us to serve as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us Australia.
Saban Brands has appointed Jack Sorensen as president of The Playforge, the company’s mobile social games division.
Entertainment One has signed on to handle worldwide distribution for the YouTube brand Simon’s Cat.
Licensing Expo, the world’s largest licensing event, which is two weeks away boasts several new features this year.
Women’s clothing manufacturer Karen Kane has appointed IMG Licensing to develop its licensing program.
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