The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association is the leading trade organization for the industry, and in 2015, it marks a milestone anniversary.
With Shaun the Sheep Movie set to premiere in the U.S. Aug. 7, Aardman Animation has appointed JLK Brand Licensing Group as the brand's new agent.
Paul Stanley, co-founder and singer/songwriter of the legendary band KISS, has teamed up with Epic Rights to develop and launch a new lifestyle brand.
Dentsu Entertainment USA and Level-5 have appointed Evolution USA to bring the franchises "Yo-Kai Watch" and "Little Battlers eXperience" to the U.S. and Canada.
Full Colour Black has secured the exclusive worldwide licensing and product rights to 72, previously unavailable Bob Marley images from a 1975 London concert.
Licensor Perry Ellis International has unveiled a leadership succession plan that will see founder and CEO George Feldenkreis step down after 50 years leading the company.
Herb Scannell has decided to step down as president of BBC Worldwide North America, with Ann Sarnoff, currently COO of the division, set to take over the role.
Licensing agency the JRL Group has been selected to represent Estwing Tools, best known for its line of solid steel hammers.
Breakthrough Entertainment has appointment veteran executive and producer Martha Sepulveda as director of development and production, kids and family entertainment.
VIZ Media has named Brad Woods as its chief marketing officer.
Ascena Retail Group and Ann Taylor have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Ascena will acquire the women’s retailer for cash and stock.
Branding and licensing company Epic Rights has been named as the global licensing agent for contemporary artist Gary Baseman.
Beth Franklin has joined Jewel Branding & Licensing as director of licensing.
Independent licensing agency JELC has appointed JTL licensing to serve as the Greek sub-agent for the iDoo-B-Doo brand.
American Greetings Properties has promoted three of its licensing executives and welcomed a new hire.
DreamWorks Animation has hired Justin Pertschuk and Mimi Slavin to join its marketing team as head of digital marketing and head of global promotions respectively.
Advanstar has launched a digital licensing marketplace designed to complement and expand the licensing activity that occurs at Licensing Expo.
New Jersey-based Fire Flies Entertainment has announced the latest offering from young adult author and R&B singing sensation Tanille Edwards.
Playboy Enterprises has completed several financing initiatives designed to enhance its flexibility to execute on its licensing and media growth strategies.
Long Island University Post’s College of Management is now offering a branding and licensing minor, developed in partnership with LIMA.
Licensing industry veteran Michael Gottlieb has launched a new U.K.-based licensing consultancy, Sunny Side Up, to license iconic song lyrics.
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