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.
Finland-based Otava Publishing has taken a minority share in R&B Licensing, also known as Rights & Brands.
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.
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.
Entertainment and brand development company Surge Licensing has appointed licensing agency Licensing Link to represent the animated YouTube series “Little Baby Bum” in the U.K. and Ireland.
Celebrity chef Maeve Rochford, owner of Sugar and Scribe Bakery/Fine Food, has appointed licensing agency Coastal Limited to grow her personal and bakery brands.
Telefunken Licenses has appointed LMCA to represent its trademark licensing business in the U.S. and China.
Millimages has appointed Licensing Works to represent its “Molang” property in North America.
The World Boxing Council has appointed Learfield Licensing Partners as its global licensing agency across all categories.
Sunrights has appointed m4e to represent the “Beyblade Burst” property across broadcast, home entertainment and merchandising in the G/A/S region.
Columbia University has appointed Exemplar Associates to manage its domestic trademark licensing program.
Jeff Lazarus, author of Dogtology, has appointed All American Licensing to launch a comprehensive merchandise program inspired by his book.
Swiss Diamond has appointed All-American Licensing to represent its cookware brand for licensing.
The Infinity Group have appointed U.K.-based licensing agency Mandarin Licensing to represent them in the country for their heritage sportswear and active lifestyle brand, Le Tigre.
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