Character Character Licensing 

Igloo debuts limited-edition SpongeBob SquarePants Playmates Coolers

Igloo Products Corp. (“Igloo”), the industry leader in coolers, has announced their new collaboration with Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) and Nickelodeon’s iconic character, SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon is commemorating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants this year, and in celebration, VNCP is expanding product collaborations for their beloved character. “For the last 45 years, the trusted Igloo Playmate coolers have evolved to showcase quintessential imagery, colors and graphics. Generations of cooler users have grown to love this iconic ice chest for its grab-and-go convenience and dual-access secure lid opening. Our collaboration…

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Merchandise Licensing Sports 

The Rolling Stones and The NFL League unite for a co-branded merchandise partnership

The Rolling Stones have historically been a savvy marketing machine, churning out creative lines of merchandise over the course of their 57-year run as “The World’s Greatest Rock ’n’ Roll Band.” Their current “No Filter” tour of North America is no exception. Bravado, the Stones’ exclusive brand management and merchandising vendor and part of Universal Music Group, signed a short-term deal with the NFL to sell co-branded tour T-shirts and fashion football jerseys. The tour includes stops at 13 NFL stadiums this summer, and the merchandise will carry the official…

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Character Character Licensing 

Viacom acquires Garfield Brand for Nick portfolio

Viacom has announced plans to acquire Paws Inc., the global rights owner of the Garfield and the U.S. Acres franchises. Following the completion of the acquisition, Viacom subsidiary Nickelodeon will develop a new Garfield animated television series. Global merchandising rights for Garfield will be managed by Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products, including the property’s existing portfolio of licensees. Garfield creator Jim Davis will continue to produce the Garfield syndicated comic strip. The acquisition of Garfield will expand Nickelodeon’s growing portfolio of properties that already includes “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “PAW Patrol,” “Teenage Mutant…

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