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.
Spin Master has filed a civil lawsuit in California to stop the manufacture and sale of Stafly toys, which it claims infringe on its Flutterbye toy.
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.
Imira Entertainment has tapped Exim Licensing Group to represent “Lucky Fred” in Latin America.
BBC Worldwide has appointed Clare Piggott as head of merchandising for its U.K. business.
CPLG picked up a number of Homey Awards for licensing excellence at the Fox International Agents meeting.
Temple Street Productions has appointed Segal Licensing to represent the tween show, “The Next Step.”
JELC has been appointed to build a licensing program for the U.K. bed and mattress brand Silentnight.
David Ellender is stepping down as chief executive officer of FremantleMedia International to “pursue new challenges.”
Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks, has been named MIPCOM 2013’s Personality of the Year.
Saban Brands has sold the latest installment of the Power Rangers franchise to the U.K’s Channel 5.
Independent toy designer and manufacturer Schylling Associates has been acquired by the investment firms.
Independent music publisher Imagem Music Group has tapped Redan Alchemyto license music and lyrics from its portfolio.
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