Accessories Licensing 

Fossil Group, Citizen inks licensing deal for hybrid smartwatches

Fossil Group has partnered with Japanese watchmaker Citizen to launch a line of hybrid smartwatches. These watches that will look analog will actually include a number of digital functionalities. According to the licensing deal, Citizen will manufacture and sell hybrid smartwatches featuring Fossil Group’s technology. As per the transaction, the two companies will also work together to “bring future innovation” to the smartwatch category. “Our partnership with Citizen, the world’s largest smartwatch and movement manufacturer, will enable us to broaden and accelerate the awareness and adoption of hybrid smartwatches”, said…

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Merchandise Licensing Retail Licensing 

Elton John, Universal Music Group strike global partnership licensing deals

Rocket Entertainment and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment announced a significant new agreement to provide Elton John, one of music’s most iconic artists and the most successful male solo artist in US Billboard chart history, the industry’s best resources and expertise across recorded music, music publishing and licensing rights. The partnership not only means that UMG represents the entirety of Elton John’s legendary creative output throughout his extraordinary five-decade career, but also will see UMG’s labels globally release all of Elton John’s new music for…

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Movie Licensing 

Netflix to develop new series on ’The Chronicles of Narnia’

Netflix has announced plans to develop “new series and film projects” based on C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ book series. Netflix has already adapted popular books into new TV shows and films such as To All The Boys I Loved Before movie and the upcoming Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series, which is based on Archie Comics. The deal is touted as a huge investment because it marks the first time that one company has the rights to all of the seven books in the series. However, details on the…

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Celebrity 

After singer, Priyanka Chopra branches out as a start-up investor

Actor Priyanka Chopra is all set to board on a new “chapter” as an investor in tech start-up Humberto School, a coding education company, as well as in dating and social media app Bumble. The actor took to the Twitter and wrote on Thursday. “A new chapter for me! I am so excited to partner with Bumble and Holberton School as an investor. I’m honoured to join two companies that strive to expand gender diversity in the tech space, and make a social impact for the greater good… let’s do…

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