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.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed former BBC Worldwide EVP Ian McDonough as senior vice president and managing director, Northern Europe.
DHX Media has acquired the fellow Canadian business Epitome’s group of companies, producer of the teen-drama series “Degrassi.”
ProSieben MAXX’s kids’ programming block YEP! Germany has picked up season two of 4K Media’s “Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal.”
LIMA U.K. has revealed details of its upcoming Licensing Essentials course and Spring Fling networking event, set for May 22 in London.
DHX Media has renewed its deal with BBC Worldwide Asia to represent “Teletubbies” and “In the Night Garden” in China.
Drexel University has extended its partnership with The Collegiate Licensing Company, the licensing affiliate of IMG College.
Monday, May 12 is the last day for exhibitors to submit news for the exclusive Licensing Expo Show Dailies.
License! Global has a preview of the exhibitors and the wide breadth of brands and properties they represent attendees can expect to find at Licensing Expo 2014.
The Canadian Toy Association and the U.S.-based Toy Industry Association have entered into a new affiliation agreement.
Branding and licensing company Epic Rights has been named as the global licensing agent for contemporary artist Gary Baseman.
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