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.
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."
Twentieth Century has appointed Born Licensing to represent its clip licensing business in Australia and New Zealand.
Rock band AC/DC has tapped Perryscope Productions and Epic Rights to jointly lead its licensing and merchandising efforts.
NLC, which was recently tapped to represent Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA in Benelux, has hired Jacqueline Hofman to manage the account.
Floor care brand Bissell has appointed IMC to expand its brand into a range of new product categories including home, DIY and automotive.
Consumer Product Connection has appointed Home Made Licensing to serve as the French licensing agent for the virtual pet app "Pou."
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has appointed Dream Theatre as its new licensing agent in India.
MGL Licensing has signed on represent Art Marketing's portfolio of art brands and finalized new deals for Tan-Tan and Dan Fenelon.
British licensing agency Brands with Influence has signed on to represent two new television brands and finalized a raft of deals for its existing clients.
TF1 has renewed Tele Images’ animated series “The Ranch” for a second season, and, in conjunction, is planning a comprehensive licensing program.
Pretty Ugly, owner of the Uglydoll brand, has appointed LID-Group to serve as their licensing agent in Brazil.
Corus Entertainment's Nelvana has appointed two new licensing agents for Franklin and Friends in German-speaking territories and Turkey.
Big Tent Entertainment has appointed Coolabi as Domo's licensing agent in the U.K. and Ireland.
After a prominent career and many personal accomplishments in music merchandising, Dell Furano and Epic Rights are gearing up to produce another big hit.
Licensing agency The Joester Loria Group has been tapped to represent baby brand Britax for licensing in North America.
U.K. girl band The Tootsie Rollers has appointed Game of 2 Halves as its new licensing agent.
Consumer Product Connection has appointed of licensing agencies to represent the "Pou" app brand around the globe.
Crosby Brand Management Group has signed on to represent the Bruce Lee brand as a sub-agent of United Talent Agency in Asia Pacific.
BBC Worldwide has signed on to become the official licensing and merchandise agent for the Sooty brand in Australia and New Zealand.
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