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.
MHS Licensing has signed on to represent artist Josephine Kimberling, who specializes in modern-meets-vintage florals.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, a DHX Media company, has appointed Stephen Gould as its new U.K. managing director.
VIMN South has appointed Andrea Castellari senior vice president and general manager of Viacom International Media Networks Italy, Middle East and Turkey.
Sesame Workshop has appointed Stephen B. Sobhani to the newly created position of vice president, international.
Creation Films has tapped C3 Entertainment as the distribution partner for its Historical War library of documentary films.
AG Properties has renewed its partnerships with 14 licensing agents worldwide for its five signature brands.
Nigel Pickard is stepping down from his role as chief executive officer of Zodiak U.K. Kids and chair of The Foundation.
Lima Sky has appointed Danish firm INK as licensing agent in the Nordics and Eastern Europe for its mobile game “Doodle Jump.”
LIMA U.K. has revealed details of its upcoming Licensing Essentials course and Spring Fling networking event, set for May 22 in London.
TF1 has renewed Tele Images’ animated series “The Ranch” for a second season, and, in conjunction, is planning a comprehensive licensing program.
Performance Brands has signed on to represent Clive Christian, known for its home décor lines and luxury perfume.
DCD Publishing has signed on to represent Jack Monroe, author of the successful budget food blog “A Girl called Jack.”
The design house Santoro has appointed Backstage Licensing to represent its Gorjuss art brand in Italy.
Viacom International Media Networks has promoted Lisa Silverman Meyers to SVP of operations and business planning for NVCP.
NBCUniversal has appointed Russell Hampton to its Media Innovation and Cross Company Initiatives group.
Saban Brands has appointed Janet Scardino as chief operating officer.
Brand Licensing Europe, Europe’s largest annual licensing event, is gearing up for the biggest show yet.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing has extended the contract for its president Stephanie Sperber through June 2016.
Spanish tapas restaurant La Tasca has appointed Beanstalk to extend its brand into mainstream retail in the U.K.
One of the most important strategies–and perhaps ubiquitous challenges–in brand licensing today is how to establish and sustain a brand franchise.
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