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.
Golf ball brand Volvik has appointed Stan Denenberg as its new director of licensing.
Genius Brands International has announced that Margaret Loesch will join its board of directors.
H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group have agreed to merge, forming the third largest food and beverage company in North Americ.
Licensing industry professionals raised £12,000 for the Light Fund charity at the 8th annual quiz night in Manchester, England, March 19.
Saban Brands has acquired another new brand for its burgeoning portfolio of fashion and lifestyle properties–the Australian surf brand Piping Hot.
Rock band AC/DC has tapped Perryscope Productions and Epic Rights to jointly lead its licensing and merchandising efforts.
Registration is now open for the Licensing University conference program held in conjunction with Licensing Expo and organized by LIMA.
NLC, which was recently tapped to represent Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA in Benelux, has hired Jacqueline Hofman to manage the account.
Floor care brand Bissell has appointed IMC to expand its brand into a range of new product categories including home, DIY and automotive.
The Bologna Licensing Trade Fair has launched Licensing Prospect Day, a networking event that aims to introduce Italian manufacturing companies to licensing.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA has expanded its relationship with agents Nordic Licensing Company and Brights.
Toonz Entertainment has acquired the Spainish production and distribution company Imira Entertainment, which specializes in youth programming.
Licensing industry veteran Jim Bell passed away suddenly Oct. 5 at the age of 59.
Viz Media Europe has appointed three new directors.
Toy industry veteran and former president of the U.S. division of Toys 'R' Us, Neil Friedman, has been named president and chief executive officer of Alex Brands.
Netflix announced that episodes of the upcoming kids' series "All Hail King Julien," a spin-off of DreamWorks Animations' Madagascar, will be released in installments.
LIMA and University of California Los Angeles Extension have teamed up to create a dedicated course for licensing industry professionals.
Perpetual Licensing has been appointed to manage the new digital/physical crossover coloring book format Painting Lulu.
Sy Berger, known as the "father of the modern-day baseball trading card," died on Sunday at his home in Rockville Centre, N.Y., at the age of 91.
Retailer Target is bolstering its upper management team with several new key appointments.
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