Brand & Lifestyle

adidas expects 5-8% topline growth in 2019

March 18, 2019

During the fourth quarter, adidas revenues increased 5% on a currency-neutral basis, on top of 19% growth in the prior year period. This development reflects an increase of 5% at brand adidas. Double-digit growth in Sport Inspired and in the training category as well as high-single digit growth in running were partly offset by a […]

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Iconix Brand announces licensing deals for Cannon

March 18, 2019

Iconix Brand Group, Inc announced two new licensing deals for its Cannon brand. Cannon, a heritage home brand established in 1887 and owned by Iconix Brand Group, is known for its high-quality and affordable home products. Cannon’s two new licensees are Pem America for fashion bedding, sheets, blankets, throws, down alternative utility bedding and window; […]

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Rocket to manage licensing for new animated series from Matt Groening

March 15, 2019

Independent licensing company Rocket Licensing has been appointed by brand owner Bapper Entertainment Inc. to manage licensing in the UK and Ireland for Disenchantment, the new adult animated comedy series from Matt Groening, streaming on Netflix. The series takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland. It follows the adventures of a hard-drinking princess […]

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Boomplay signs licensing deal with Warner Music

March 15, 2019

Boomplay, the largest music streaming and download service in Africa, has signed a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music to bring the record company’s diverse global roster of music to the region. Under ther terms of agreement, it will allow Boomplay to distribute Warner Music’s extensive catalogue of more than one million songs to its […]

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Intercontinental Exchange extends global product licensing agreement with Eris Innovations

March 15, 2019

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, announced that it has extended its global product licensing agreement with Eris Innovations, an intellectual property licensing company that partners with global exchanges to design futures products based on its patented Eris Methodology. In conjunction with […]

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Sony may buy 20% stake in Zee Entertainment

March 15, 2019

Zee Entertainment is in the news for quite some time. Recent reports said that Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony Corp is in talks to acquire 20% stake in Subhash Chandra-controlled Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. The company’s promoters may sell 20-25% stake in  Sony Corp to raise funds and to repay debt, the reports said, […]

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Tetris brand announces expansion of lifestyle brand portfolio

March 13, 2019

The Tetris Company, Inc., announced the biggest expansion of its lifestyle product offering to date with a slate of highly fun, unique collections by many of the fashion and beauty industries’ most on-trend and innovative brands. The new product lines will debut, respectively, at each brand’s online or retail locations in the United States, China, […]

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Aytu BioScience signs licensing agreement with SUDA Pharmaceuticals

March 13, 2019

Aytu BioScience, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing novel products that address significant patient needs, has announced the licensing agreement with SUDA Pharmaceuticals Ltd to distribute ZolpiMist (zolpidem tartrate oral spray) outside the United States and Canada. ZolpiMist is a rapidly acting oral spray sleep aid and is the only FDA-approved oral spray […]

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Montblanc launches James Dean Edition pen collection

March 12, 2019

Montblanc has launched its James Dean Limited Edition pen collection, designed to annually honor a cultural icon, great thinker or emblematic leader. This new pen collection made from pure gold which costs Rs 30 lacs only. The James Dean Special Edition is crafted in red resin, recalling the color of the jacket Dean wore in […]

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NBA ties up with Suditi Inds to launch range of NBA fanwear apparel

March 12, 2019

The National Basketball Association has announced a multi-year merchandising partnership with Suditi Industries Ltd to launch a range of NBA fanwear apparel in India.The new NBA fanwear apparel will feature the widest range of NBA merchandise available in India, including an assortment of dedicated youth and adult products from all 30 NBA teams.     NBA […]

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The Souled Store offers range of merchandise with curated designs

March 12, 2019

Mumbai-based pop culture merchandise startup The Souled Store was founded by three youngsters Vedang Patel, Rohin Samtaney and Aditya Sharma in 2013. The startup provides an online platform offering a wide range of merchandise with curated designs. The company expanded its team from 50 to 150 people. Nobody knew that such a merchandise startup will become […]

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Grasim Industries signs agreement with Soktas India

March 12, 2019

Grasim Industries Limited has signed a definitive agreement, to acquire 100% equity shareholding of Soktas India Private Limited, from its current promoters, for an enterprise value of Rs 165 crores, subject to net debt and working capital adjustments, as of the closing date. The transaction will be funded by the company primarily out of internal […]

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Numab announces entry into license agreement with Intarcia

March 12, 2019

Numab Therapeutics AG announced that Intarcia Therapeutics Inc has executed its option to in-license ND016, being developed for the treatment of autoimmune disorders. Numab discovered ND016 on behalf of Intarcia under a previous research and option agreement. Under the present exclusive license agreement, Intarcia receives worldwide rights to develop and commercialize ND016 in exchange for […]

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Godfrey Phillips rejects FDI norm violation allegations

March 12, 2019

Godfrey Phillips India Limited said that the suggestion of alleged violation of the FDI laws of India is completely misconceived and misplaced. The company said that it has entered into a commercial arrangement with IPM Wholesale Trading Private Limited (an Indian entity and affiliate of Philip Morris International Inc., USA) to manufacture Marlboro cigarettes in […]

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