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.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed as the worldwide representative for Poby’s Adventures, a book-based property targeted to preschool children.
Actress, model and philanthropist Lisa Ray has gathered a management team and created Lisa Ray Worldwide to build her lifestyle brand.
Planeta Junior has signed on to represent Motion Pictures' new series "Pumpkin Reports" in Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, Turkey and Eastern Europe.
All American Licensing & Management Group has been appointed to represent the new entertainment brand Mulligan.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products has appointed Copyright Promotions Licensing Group as its new consumer products agent in the Nordics and CEE.
Morgen Studios has appointed licensing agents to represent its animated series "Super 4" and the brand that inspired it, Playmobil, in Spain, Portugal and Italy.
WeMatch has appointed One Entertainment to develop a licensing program in the U.S. and Canada for the 2016 Copa America soccer tournament.
Italian agency Team Entertainment has been appointed to represent the TV series "Calimero" and fashion brand V19.69 Italy.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed Global Licensing to represent the TV series "Thunderbirds Are Go" in New Zealand.
DreamWorks Animation has appointed Copyright Promotions Licensing Group to represent Felix the Cat and the publishing brand Where’s Wally? in France.
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.
Licensing agency Brands with Influence has taken on two new brands–The Enid Blyton Estate, which is owned by Hachette U.K., and the CBBC star Hacker T Dog.
Planeta Junior and Studio 100 International have named Spanish toy manufacturer, Famosa as the worldwide master toy partner for the Heidi brand.
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