With MAGIC Market Week in full swing, it’s only fitting that License! Global looks at the trends that will shape the licensed apparel business in 2014.
DreamWorks Animation is expanding its partnership with licensing agency Compañía Panamericana de Licencias to Brazil.
BBC Worldwide has made new senior hires across business development, legal and finance for its Asia division.
Hasbro and Mattel have both reported their results for the first quarter of 2014, and one toy company certainly faired better than the other.
Brand Central has signed on to develop a consumer products program for the design and lifestyle company Dwell Media.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has opened its first dedicated office in Asia and appointed Pinky David as vice president, Asia Pacific.
Spin Master has filed a civil lawsuit in California to stop the manufacture and sale of Stafly toys, which it claims infringe on its Flutterbye toy.
MHS Licensing has signed on to represent artist Josephine Kimberling, who specializes in modern-meets-vintage florals.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, a DHX Media company, has appointed Stephen Gould as its new U.K. managing director.
VIMN South has appointed Andrea Castellari senior vice president and general manager of Viacom International Media Networks Italy, Middle East and Turkey.
Sesame Workshop has appointed Stephen B. Sobhani to the newly created position of vice president, international.
Performance Brands has signed on to represent Clive Christian, known for its home décor lines and luxury perfume.
DCD Publishing has signed on to represent Jack Monroe, author of the successful budget food blog “A Girl called Jack.”
The design house Santoro has appointed Backstage Licensing to represent its Gorjuss art brand in Italy.
Viacom International Media Networks has promoted Lisa Silverman Meyers to SVP of operations and business planning for NVCP.
NBCUniversal has appointed Russell Hampton to its Media Innovation and Cross Company Initiatives group.
Saban Brands has appointed Janet Scardino as chief operating officer.
Brand Licensing Europe, Europe’s largest annual licensing event, is gearing up for the biggest show yet.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing has extended the contract for its president Stephanie Sperber through June 2016.
Spanish tapas restaurant La Tasca has appointed Beanstalk to extend its brand into mainstream retail in the U.K.
One of the most important strategies–and perhaps ubiquitous challenges–in brand licensing today is how to establish and sustain a brand franchise.
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