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.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, part of DHX Media, has extended its footprint in Europe with the opening of offices in the Nordics and Central and Eastern Europe.
Playboy continues to expand its brand worldwide with a host of new deals ranging from high-end apparel to branded skateboards.
All American Licensing & Management Group been appointed to develop a comprehensive licensing strategy for the Legendary Hatfield & McCoy Family brand.
Maya Studio has appointed the IP management company Consumer Product Connection to develop a licensing program for its brands in Europe and the East.
DHX Brands has appointed Haven as the licensing agent for the all-new "Teletubbies" program in Australia and New Zealand.
King Digital Entertainment is continuing to grow the international licensing program for the game app "Candy Crush" with the appointment of three new agents.
Genius Brands International has partnered with Penguin Young Readers to expand the book franchise Llama Llama worldwide.
The Jim Henson Company has appointed four new licensing agents for the CG-animated preschool series "Doozers" and sold the new series to new broadcasters.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has appointed Merchantwise as its new licensing agent in Australia and New Zealand.
Harlem Globetrotters International has appointed a number of companies to help make the most of its 90th anniversary including United Talent Agency and Licensing Street.
Bulls Licensing, worldwide agent for the Moomins heritage brand, has appointed The Agency to represent the property in France and Benelux.
Studio 100 International has appointed two new licensing agents for its Maya the Bee brand in Latin America.
Bulldog Licensing has been appointed to represent the gaming brands Saints Row and Dead Island across the U.S. and Canada.
Jo Rose, creator of the U.K. brand Deer Little Forest, has appointed Think Tank Emporium as licensing agent for the brand in the U.S. and Canada.
Coolabi Group has inked deals with a trio of new partners for its preschool brand Poppy Cat.
Kidrobot has appointed licensing agencies JLK Brand and memBrain Licensing to jointly manage the licensing program for its character brand Yummy World.
DreamWorks Animation has acquired the classic property Felix the Cat, which will fold into the DreamWorks Classics portfolio.
After conquering much of Asia, the TurnOut Ventures (a subsidiary of Turner) bunny character Tuzki is heading to Japan with a new licensing agent.
Discount variety store chain Dollar Tree has acquired rival discount store chain Family Dollar Stores, becoming the largest discount retailer in North America.
Bulldog Licensing has been appointed to represent The London Taxi Company for licensing worldwide.
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