The inaugural Licensing Expo Japan will be held in conjunction with IFF MAGIC Japan, April 26-28, at Tokyo Big Sight.
Halfbrick Studios has tapped Interactive Licensing Management to represent its mobile game “Fruit Ninja” for licensing.
U.K. nutrition and fitness expert Joe Wicks has appointed Global Merchandising Services to serve as the exclusive worldwide licensing and merchandising agent for The Body Coach brand.
Author Judy Petersen-Fleming and illustrator Suzy Spafford have appointed Lawless Entertainment to represent their children’s book Periwinkle’s Journey for licensing and merchandising worldwide.
V&A Enterprises has tapped ZenWorks Co. and Brandog Co. to develop new licensing opportunities for the Victoria and Albert Museum in Japan.
Happy Ink has appointed Maurizio Distefano to represent the international brand Hamsta World for licensing in Italy.
Giggle Garage has tapped Exim Licensing Mexico to represent its preschool series “Origanimals” for licensing in Mexico, Central America, Caribbean Islands and Chile.
Independent video game developer StudioMDHR has tapped King Features to represent its video game property “Cuphead” for licensing.
Spin Master has appointed CPLG to represent the Hatchimals brand across the U.K., France, Germany, Benelux, Italy, Iberia, Central and Eastern Europe and the Nordics.
Compulsion Games has retained Striker Entertainment to serve as the worldwide licensing agent for the video game “We Happy Few.”
VNIP Holdings has appointed Spotlight Licensing and Brand Management to represent the Vera design brand for licensing.
This Old House, a multi-platform home improvement brand, has appointed Brand Central as its exclusive licensing agency.
Mexican soccer club Chivas Guadalajara has appointed One Entertainment as its licensing agency in the U.S. and Canada.
DFB-Wirtschaftsdienste, a subsidiary of the German soccer federation Deutscher Fußball-Bund, has appointed One Entertainment to represent the German national soccer team in North America.
Cartoon Network Entertainment has appointed Corus’ Nelvana as the exclusive merchandising agent for the channel’s top brands in Canada.
The Connecticut Community Foundation has appointed Courtney Davis Licensing to represent the art library of Linda Nelson Stocks for licensing.
Arsenal Football Club has named Fermata Partners as its North American licensing agency.
Happy Toon World, a U.S.-based entertainment company consisting of 75 junior versions of famous characters, has appointed V.I.P. Entertainment & Merchandising to exclusively represent its characters for licensing in German-speaking markets.
Fay Maddison, creator of Natasha’s Wood, has appointed Lawless Entertainment as the worldwide representative for the property.
The UEFA Euro 2016 licensing program was one of the largest and most comprehensive programs within the sports sector this year due to IMG's huge international network.
Licensing agency Haven is expanding its Asia presence with a new office in Manial to manage the Philippines market.
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