The inaugural Licensing Expo Japan will be held in conjunction with IFF MAGIC Japan, April 26-28, at Tokyo Big Sight.
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.
Emirates Official Store, the branded merchandising arm of airline Emirates, has appointed Global Icons to serve as its exclusive worldwide licensing agent.
Licensing agency Courtney Davis has brought on artist Nancy Mink to their artist portfolio.
Studio 100 International has appointed Brand4Rent as the Russian licensing agent for its “Maya the Bee” brand across all Russian territories.
Moomin Characters and Bulls Press, in partnership with Roleff Kråkström and Gustav Melin, have founded a new literary rights and brand licensing agency, Rights & Brands.
CEC Entertainment has appointed Firefly Brand Management as the exclusive licensing agent for its Chuck E. Cheese’s brand.
Steiner Sports has acquired the exclusive licensing rights to The New York Yankees’ Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra’s name and likeness from the Berra family.
The Frida Kahlo Corporation has appointed One Entertainment as its licensing agency in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
World Editors Chile and Pajarraco Films have appointed One Entertainment to represent the Latin American comic strip “Condorito” for licensing in the U.S. and Canada.
Brands with Influence has been appointed to represent the U.K. football show “Match of the Day.”
NBCUniversal Brand Development has appointed Tycoon Enterprises to represent its licensing and merchandising interests across a number of Latin American countries.
Germany-based MTF Vermarktungs has appointed V.I.P. Entertainment & Merchandising as the exclusive licensing arm for its animated series “The Magical Toothfairies.”
High Times, a cannabis-based content and media company, has appointed United Talent Agency to represent its brand across wide-ranging media, content, licensing and consumer products.
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