In June 2013, global brand extension agency Beanstalk launched Tinderbox, its digital division to help brand licensing extend into new media.
Vu Bui, chief operating officer at Mojang, the company behind the video game “Minecraft,” will give a keynote address at BLE next week in London.
Viz Media has acquired TV, DVD/Bluray, video-on-demand and merchandising rights to the TV series “Terraformars” for Europe.
The Toy Industry Association will induct two new members into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
Bluefin Distribution, a U.S. distributor for Japanese toys and collectibles, has appointed John Parker as its new president.
As BLE gears up for the biggest event in its 16-year history, the show has unveiled a full roster of educational sessions, celebrity appearances and brand showcases.
Rainbow has appointed Earthbound to represent both Winx Club and Mia and Me throughout the U.S. for licensing in a move to grow its brands in America.
Greeting card brand Hallmark has tapped P&L Global Network will develop a new licensing program for its brand in Latin America.
Brands with Influence has signed on to manage the brand licensing of BBC Worldwide's tween/teen show "The Next Step."
DC Thomson Consumer Products will be presenting its portfolio of iconic brands and a range of third-party properties at Brand Licensing Europe next week.
The University of Georgia has tapped Fermata Partners as its worldwide licensing agency, in a new five-year deal.
Rainbow will debut its new kids’ series, “Royal Academy,” this weekend at MIPJunior in Cannes, France.
Advanstar Communications and Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo have teamed up with Diamond Comic Distributors to promote the annual event.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe returns to BLE this year with a portfolio featuring some of the world’s hottest gaming brands.
Endemol has promoted Ingrid Akkerman to director of brand relations within its commercial affairs team.
Zodiak Kids is bringing the CBeebies star Mister Maker to Butlins holiday resorts over the next two years.
NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products has appointed Big Tent Entertainment to develop "The Biggest Loser" into a lifestyle brand.
Bulldog Licensing’s North American sister company is taking on the Garfield brand in the U.S. and Canada.
Brand Central has been appointed to represent the “Willy Wonka of New York,” pastry master Dominique Ansel.
Kunihiko Tsuji, chief operating officer and senior executive vice president of Sanrio, passed away Nov. 19 due to acute heart failure at the age of 61.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed to representat TV rights, licensing and merchandising for Animagic Media Group’s Bug Rangers.
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