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.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family has partnered with multiple new licensees in Australia and New Zealand for its rebooted animated series “Danger Mouse.”
Fisher-Price, a subsidiary of Mattel, has appointed designer and author Jonathan Adler to the role of creative director.
FC Bayern Munich has appointed One Entertainment, a Las Vegas-based brand management and licensing agency, to expand the club’s branded merchandising program in North America.
Entertainment One has appointed Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing as the master publishing partner for its animated preschool series “PJ Masks” in North America.
Don Clemente, a publisher and distributor of playing cards, has appointed One Entertainment to represent the Lotería card game in the North America.
DreamWorks Animation has appointed CPLG to represent its brand Felix the Cat across EMEA and North America.
Pesky has signed on Brand4rent to be the licensing agency for its animated series “Boj” in Russia.
The Bob Ross Company has appointed licensing agency Firefly Brand Management as the exclusive North American licensing agent for the late painter and TV personality.
Nitro Circus has appointed Branding Streams to serve as its licensing agent in Canada.
Branding Streams will now represent the action sports entertainment brand in the country as well
Charles Band, creator of the Puppet Master franchise, has appointed Creative Licensing to serve as the film's worldwide licensing agent and brand manager.
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