The inaugural Licensing Expo Japan will be held in conjunction with IFF MAGIC Japan, April 26-28, at Tokyo Big Sight.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has renewed its licensing representation for its non-tire merchandise with IMG.
Idea Never Implemented has tapped Brentwood Licensing to expand the licensing program for the game Never Have I Ever.
Rovio, creator of Angry Birds, has appointed Brand & Deliver to secure a host of worldwide brand partnerships throughout 2017 and 2018.
Illicit Clothing Co., a streetwear brand created by Steve Hodge and illustrator Martin Emond, has appointed Global Licensing NZ to serve as its worldwide licensing agent.
M-Sport, Ford Motor Company’s rally partner and winner of multiple rally and FIA WEC championships, has named Global Icons as its exclusive worldwide licensing agent.
Finland-based Otava Publishing has taken a minority share in R&B Licensing, also known as Rights & Brands.
One Animation has tapped licensing agency Brandgenuity to represent its animated series “Oddbods” in the U.S. and Canada.
Maya Toys has tapped brand extension agency Perpetual Licensing to expand the Orbeez and Pom Pom Wow brands beyond toys.
Social media icon Doug the Pug has appointed Remarkable Brands to serve as its worldwide licensing agent.
Brand management agency The M Zone has secured a number of new licensing partners for the lifestyle brand Lovethislife.
4K Media has appointed Coverpoint Marketing to represent the “Yu-Gi-Oh!” brand in Australia and New Zealand.
Toy manufacturer and wholesaler Linzy Toys has appointed Coastal Limited as its worldwide licensing agent.
German brand management and media company m4e has appointed RTL Licensing to manage its preschool property “Wissper” in the Benelux region.
Redan Alchemy has appointed licensing agency Brands with Influence to bolster the product program for “The Sooty Show” in the U.K.
Cheeky Little Media has appointed Art + Science as the U.K. licensing agent for its new children’s series “Kazoops.”
RJM Licensing has signed on to represent design company Michael Miller Fabrics.
Peanuts Worldwide has renewed its long-term partnership with Sony Creative Products in Japan.
The Estate of Mahatma Gandhi has appointed Beanstalk to represent the late political leader for advertising, media campaigns and long-term brand associations.
Twentieth Century Fox and Lou Adler have tapped Artist Legacy Group, a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment, to represent the classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show for licensing and strategic partnerships in the U.S.
Precious Moments has tapped Click! Licensing Asia to serve as its licensing agent in Southeast Asia.
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