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.
AG Properties has renewed its partnerships with 14 licensing agents worldwide for its five signature brands.
Lima Sky has appointed Danish firm INK as licensing agent in the Nordics and Eastern Europe for its mobile game “Doodle Jump.”
TF1 has renewed Tele Images’ animated series “The Ranch” for a second season, and, in conjunction, is planning a comprehensive licensing program.
Brand Licensing Europe’s annual License This! challenge for new creative concepts is now open for entries.
IMG Licensing and UniWorld Group have partnered to develop licensing and marketing opportunities for the music brand Def Jam Enterprises.
Studio 100 International has tapped Empire Licensing to represent May the Bee in South East Asia.
VIZ Media Europe has signed several new broadcast partners and a licensing agent for its boys’ property Tenkai Knights in Benelux.
Space Enterprises has teamed up DIC 2 in Italy to develop a licensing program for its preschool series “The Hive.”
Studio 100 International has appointed two new licensing agents for its Maya the Bee brand in Latin America.
The app “Pou” has tapped Consumer Product Connection to develop a worldwide licensing program for the brand.
Tact Communications has named Design Plus as the U.S. licensing agent for the Kikkoman brand.
Entertainment One has signed on to handle worldwide distribution for the YouTube brand Simon’s Cat.
memBrain has been appointed to represent singer-songwriter Christina Milian’s new brand Shelby Star.
Innovative Artists has been appointed as licensing agent for Sophia Grace and Rosie, the YouTube sensations popularized by the “Ellen” talk show.
JELC has been appointed to build a licensing program for the U.K. bed and mattress brand Silentnight.
Knockout Licensing has been appointed by the production company The Asylum to launch a licensing program for its movies.
Platinum Films has appointed License Connection to manage licensing for Matt Hatter Chronicles in Benelux after Disney XD picked up the series.
Man Cave, a home party service for men, has appointed Established Brands to expand its brand into licensing.
Activision Publishing signed a trio of new agents and new licensees for the next iteration of its Skylanders franchise, “Skylanders Swap Force.”
Brand Central has been appointed to represent the “Willy Wonka of New York,” pastry master Dominique Ansel.
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