Brand Licensing Europe marked its 15th year with a bang, debuting a new show floor layout and hosting more visitors at London’s Olympia than ever before.
Of note from the first day of Comic-Con was Dark Horse’s new PvZ comics, HGTV's Ender’s Game exhibit and Kids Preferred’s new zombie brand.
David Ellender is stepping down as chief executive officer of FremantleMedia International to “pursue new challenges.”
Comic-Con International opens its doors today with a Walking Dead zombie run and Sanrio making its debut at the show.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has won a lawsuit in Germany over the unauthorized use of the Hollywood sign.
Hearst Magazines International has tapped IMG Licensing to represent some of its top titles outside of the U.S. and Canada.
Apparel and footwear licensee SGCompanies has acquired sleepwear licensee The Wormser Company from SaraMax.
LEGO, Weta Workshop and Pretty Ugly have all unveiled exclusive licensed merchandise for Comic-Con International.
License! Global, the official publication of Brand Licensing Expo, is calling for news for its exclusive Show Daily magazines.
Rainbow has added a slew of new licensing agents for its top brands including Winx Club, PopPixie, Huntik and Mia and me.
LIMA U.K. has announced plans for its annual global networking party, which will take place he second day of Brand Licensing Europe.
The Joy Tashjian Marketing Group has been named as the exclusive U.S. licensing agency for the character property Tired Ted.
Saban is reorganizing its businesses to accomodate its growth both domestically and abroad.
Long-time Disney executive Jennifer Levine has joined Sprout as the network’s new vice president of communications.
memBrain has been appointed to represent singer-songwriter Christina Milian’s new brand Shelby Star.
Imira Entertainment has tapped Exim Licensing Group to represent “Lucky Fred” in Latin America.
Univision Communications has promoted Ignacio Meyer to the position of senior vice president, enterprise development.
LIMA has designated Kids In Distressed Situations and Fashion Delivers as the preferred charities for members to donate excess product.
Univision Communications is powering up with a multi-year licensing partnership with fitness expert and nutritionist Claudia Molina.
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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