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."
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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