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.
Pantone has named Jam Brands as its exclusive licensing agent in Canada.
Cartoon Network has appointed TLC as its licensing agent across France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Benelux.
Beanstalk will expand its presence throughout Europe’s GAS regions through a partnership with merchandising and licensing agency g.l.a.m.
Smiley Company has been tapped as the master licensee for the Rubik's Cube property, a well-suited match for two retro brands that have much in common.
PVH has partnered with Grupo Axo to form a joint venture in Mexico that will operate and manage the distribution of Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Warner’s, Olga and Speedo brand products.
Mondo TV has appointed Lawless Entertainment as the licensing representative for “Sissi, the Young Empress” and “The Drakers” in the U.S.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed Epic Rights as one of the global licensing agents for the Lennon-McCartney song catalog.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family has appointed Biplano as the licensing agent for “Danger Mouse” in France, Benelux, Iberia and Italy.
Hot sauce brand Tapatio has tapped Brand Central to continue to develop its brand by launching into new product categories.
The Isaac Hayes Estate has appointed Beanstalk to represent the late singer-songwriter and actor for advertising, media and long-term brand associations.
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