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Yoobi, a Target-exclusive line of school supplies, has partnered with Pharrell Williams’ creative collective i am OTHER to design a limited edition series of stationery for the back-to-school season.
Arsenal Football Club has named Fermata Partners as its North American licensing agency.
Columbia Pictures has tapped Rubie’s Costume Company to launch a range of costumes and merchandise based on new Ghostbusters film, in theaters now.
License! Global taps Eric Beder, financial analyst, Wunderlich Securities, to discuss Iconix’s revenue and stock prices, as well as if the agency has been meeting the expectations of its investors.
Life is Good, a lifestyle brand, has joined forces with more than 10 U.S. colleges to create a line of co-branded collegiate apparel.
With consumer spending expected to remain solid during the remainder of the year, 2016 retail sales are now expected to grow 3.4 percent over last year, instead of the 3.1 percent previously calculated, according to the National Retail Federation.
C3 Entertainment has partnered with Argentina-based MAG to create a line of apparel featuring The Three Stooges.
Aardman has tapped the Isle of Man Post Office to celebrate the studio’s 40th anniversary with a collection of stamps.
Swiss Diamond has appointed All-American Licensing to represent its cookware brand for licensing.
Multimedia publisher Insight Editions has launched a new range of 3D wood models and educational guidebooks, titled IncrediBuilds.
Nursery brand Tiny Tatty Teddy has tapped licensee Cheeky Chompers for children’s attachable teething products.
Kaiken Publishing, an affiliate of Rovio Entertainment, has acquired the worldwide publishing rights for Toonbox Animation’s “Qumi-Qumi” and “Kit^n^Kate.”
Viacom International Media Networks has promoted Claire O’Conner to the role of vice president, consumer products and retail marketing, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, effective immediately.
Global Merchandising Services has teamed with NetEnt, a digital casino entertainment company, to launch a Motörhead-inspired online slots game.
The Copyrights Group has promoted Demi Patel to the newly created role of director of creative services while Lisa Carroll has moved into a permanent role as head of product development.
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.
With the recent release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman has outsold his fellow superheroes on eBay in the U.K. with two pieces of merchandise being sold every minute on the site.
Ink Global has signed a raft of broadcasting deals for “Masha and the Bear”, giving the show free-to-air coverage in Europe, Asia and North America.
Wildworks has appointed Rockpool Licensing to represent “Animal Jam” in the U.K. and Eire.
The Smiley Company has been tapped as the master licensee (outside of puzzles) for Rubik’s Brand, makers of the iconic Rubik’s Cube.
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