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.
Saban Brands has appointed Corus Entertainment's Nelvana to represent the Power Rangers brand for licensing in France.
British soccer team Liverpool FC has appointed Fermata Partners to expand its brand in North America.
Mercis has appointed CPLG Nordic and CPLG Central and Eastern Europe to represent its brands, which include the classic Dick Bruna character Miffy.
m4e AG has appointed the Paris-based licensing agency Planeta Junior to represent its TV series “Tip the Mouse” in France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
Mattel has unveiled new publishing plans at the Bologna Children's Book Fair including a renewed focus on Barbie story-telling and digital publishing.
San-X is taking the Asian character Rilakkuma global with new international licensing agents and licensees.
Popular YouTube personality, fashion designer and influencer Bethany Mota will deliver The Big Interview keynote address at Licensing Expo, June 9.
Rainbow is highlighting its top brands including "Winx Club" and "Mia and me" at both the Bologna Licensing Trade Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this week.
Viz Media Europe has acquired the rights to the Japanese brand "Yo-Kai Watch" for TV, home entertainment/VOD, licensing and merchandising in Europe, Russia and Africa.
Dublin-based animation studio Geronimo has tapped Brands with Influence to manage the licensing program for its new preschool series "Nelly and Nora."
Rainbow and Nickelodeon have announced that a seventh season of "Winx Club” will begin airing on Nickelodeon’s global network of channels in 2015.
Studio 100 International has tapped Empire Licensing to represent May the Bee in South East Asia.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, a DHX Media company, has appointed Stephen Gould as its new U.K. managing director.
Licensing Expo 2014 will feature an expanded Sourcing & Production zone this June.
Energizer Holdings is planning to separate its household products and personal care divisions into two independent, publicly traded companies.
Carter Keithley has announced that he will retire as president and chief executive officer of the Toy Industry Association effective April 30, 2015.
Mattel and its subsidiary HIT Entertainment honored the company’s top U.K. licensees at its recent Country Conference and inaugural Licensing Awards.
Mattel has created a new, combined marketing and creative division that will span the toy company's portfolio of consumer brands.
Jihee Nam has been named vice president and general manager for Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand.
BRB Internacional will showcase a host of new offerings at the upcoming NATPE Europe.
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