Brand & Lifestyle

Starbucks announces Asian licensing agreement

May 24, 2019

Starbucks has announced an agreement with Coffee Concepts to fully licence its retail in Thailand. Through Coffee Concept, a joint venture between Maxim’s Caterers, and Thai partner, Fraser and Neave Retail Connection (F&N), Maxim’s Caterers will oversee retail operations and new store development in Thailand. “Starbucks has been proudly serving customers across Thailand for more […]

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PCT Network partners with The International Renewals Group to manage patent renewal payments

May 23, 2019

The PCT Network has announced its partnership with The International Renewals Group to manage patent and trademark renewal payments with full transparency and accountability. The partnership enables law firms and companies with extensive intellectual property to optimize and claim ownership over their renewal portfolios through the flexibility offered by The International Renewals Group—and, through its […]

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NBA to bounce big this year

May 21, 2019

Recently, the National Basketball Association (NBA) partnered with apparel exporter Suditi Industries for a multi-year merchandising partnership to launch a range of NBA fanwear apparel in India. Earlier NBA had launched the NBA Fantasy game in partnership with Dream11, which is one of India’s largest fantasy gaming company. Another great initiative was the launch of […]

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Starring on the licensing sky

May 20, 2019

Fashion over the years has always been to the go to segment for licensors in India, with the increased popularity and accessibility through the e-commerce platforms fashion brands has grown exponentially. Celebrities and fashion go hand in hand, in the last 5 five years we have seen an increase in celebrities cashing in on the […]

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Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka movie merchandise now available at Toonz Retail

May 17, 2019

One of India’s fastest growing kids retail chain, Toonz Retail, has associated with Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd. to sell exclusive merchandise of Chhota Bheem’s Kung Fu Dhamaka movie across their Pan India Retail chains. Toonz is the Official Fashion Partner for the Movie of Kung Fu Dhamaka. Toonz, being one of the most preferred […]

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Changing tides of the Indian licensing industry

May 17, 2019

Licensing & Merchandising in India is dynamically changing with advancements in technology and digital space. With a number of international brands strategizing on India via licensing, this has now opened new prospects to the industry. Last year India ranked among the top 25 global markets for licensing and merchandising. Pegged at $ 1,476 million, India […]

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Blue Ant Media buys preschool series Jelly Jamm

May 16, 2019

Canadian producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media has bought CGI animated preschool series Jelly Jamm from its Spanish creator Vodka Capital. The deal includes two seasons of the show, 13 original songs, 17 characters, social media platforms and all licensing and merchandising rights. Blue Ant Media said it will explore the possibility of […]

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Game of Throne season 8: How brands banked on the merchandizing bizs

May 15, 2019

Winter is coming’ yes Game of Thrones fans experienced winter this summer season with the launch of the much awaited Game of Thrones season 8. The GoT mania took Indian fans by storm in the days leading to its final season opener, as pointed out by internal data at Instagram, India. India emerged as the […]

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TeamTO appoints Surge as exclusive licensing agent or Mighty Mike in US & Canada

May 14, 2019

Leading European kids entertainment studio TeamTO has appointed New York based Surge Licensing as the exclusive licensing and merchandising agent for the Mighty Mike brand in the U.S. and Canada. The appointment coincides with the 2019 international roll-out of the beloved kids’ series across TV channels.  Mighty Mike which premiered on Family Channel (Canada) in […]

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Reliance acquires toy maker Hamleys

May 10, 2019

Reliance Brands Limited (RBL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries and C Banner International Holdings, has signed a definitive agreement for Reliance Brands to acquire 100% shares of Hamleys Global Holdings Limited for a cash consideration of GBP 67.96 million. HGHL was incorporated on August 3, 2012 in England and Wales and together with its subsidiaries […]

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MSPL associates with Mattel India for Complan brand promo

May 9, 2019

Momentum Solutions Private Limited (MSPL) has been announced its association with Mattel India to work on Development & Supplies of successful promotional merchandise for F.Y 18-19. With Barbie Figurine Stamper & Hot wheels Cars for brand Complan. A major successful promo in FMCG Pan India. Momentum Solutions had undertaken the license to develop and supply […]

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Priyanka Chopra partners with global skin care brand Obagi

May 9, 2019

SKINCLUSION ambassador, actor, producer and activist, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has partnered with global skin care brand Obagi on a new campaign to celebrate diversity. Obagi’s SKINCLUSION initiative celebrates diversity and inclusion around the globe, and features SKINCLUSION ambassador, actor, producer and activist, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who has been dedicated to fighting for inclusion and diversity […]

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Karbonn Mobiles acquires brand licence of Sansui

May 8, 2019

Karbonn Mobiles has acquired the brand licence of electronics brand Sansui for the Indian market, according to reports. Reports said that the licensing arrangement with Karbonn Mobiles’ holding company Jaina India is for five years and the Sansui brand will be relaunched in July. The Sansui brand was earlier licensed to Videocon for 17 years. […]

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Label Corp ties with Myntra, Jabong & Namshi to sell merchandise

May 7, 2019

Fashion and lifestyle e-tailer Label Corp, which runs The Label Life, has tied up with Myntra, Jabong and fashion portal Namshi to sell its merchandise on the online marketplaces, according to reports. “We are looking forward to reaching millions of women across tier I and tier III cities through partnership with Myntra and Jabong,” founder […]

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