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Iconix Brand appoints Robert Galvin as CEO

October 16, 2018

Iconix Brand Group, which owns licenses and markets a portfolio of consumer brands such as Joe Boxer, Lee Cooper, etc, has appointed Robert Galvin as the chief executive officer, president and a member of the board of directors of the company effective October 15, 2018. Iconix also owns interests in Ed Hardy, Material Girl, Buffalo, […]

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#LCExcl: Tete-a-Tete with Amit Aggarwal on ‘Legalities and Licensing in India’

October 9, 2018

In India, licensing is still at a nascent phase. We often get confused as to what is IP infringement or the legal hassles associated with licensing. From a legal point of view, intellectual property (IP) encompasses software, patents, patent disclosures, trademarks and service marks, logos, get-up, trade names, internet domain names, rights in designs, copyright […]

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Mufti appoints Vipul Mathur as Chief Operating Officer

October 2, 2018

The clothing and fashion brand Mufti has announced the appointment of Vipul Mathur as Chief Operating Officer (COO). A B.Tech graduate, Vipul completed his post-graduation from the Goa Institute of Management. In his current role, he will be responsible to augment consumer experiences and propel the brand towards a stronger growth. “We are delighted to […]

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Abhishek Joshi quits Sony Pictures Networks India

September 28, 2018

Abhishek Joshi of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has stepped down from his position as the Marketing, Subscription, Content, and Licensing of Digital Business Head. Joshi is a media executive with over 17 years of marketing, analytics, business development, and content partnerships, strategy business planning and execution expertise spanning across television networks, internet video, content […]

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Netflix hires Disney Executive Christie Fleischer as Global Head of Consumer Products

September 5, 2018

Netflix has hired Disney veteran Christie Fleischer as its global head of consumer products to oversee retail and licensee partnerships, publishing, interactive games, merchandising and experiential events. In her current role, Fleischer will lead a team focusing on developing the consumer products portfolio across all categories for Netflix original series and films. She joins the […]

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#LCExcl – Athleisure can be called as ‘defining fashion trend of 2018’: Roshan Baid, MD of Alcis Sports

August 28, 2018

With India’s appetite and love for sports, the licensing space has changed dynamically over the years. This year, Russia hosted the largest global football event — FIFA World Cup 2018. Despite India not featuring in the World Cup, there had been a surge in the sale of sports merchandises in India. In the offline space, […]

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#MotivationalMonday: The diverse journey of the culinary king – Sanjeev Kapoor

July 23, 2018

Sanjeev Kapoor – India’s 1990’s matinee idol, shot into the limelight in 1992 (after he quit his job as a chef) with his TV show Khana Khazana, which became the longest-running cookery show in Asia. The culinary show ran for 18 years, with more than 500 million viewers. Renowned Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor is known […]

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Hard Rock International appoints Mark Linduski as Director of Licensing

July 21, 2018

Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s most-recognizable and iconic brands announced the appointment of Mark Linduski as Director of Licensing. In his new role, Linduski will draw on more than two decades of experience in the retail industry to drive brand exposure and customer reaches through engaging partnerships and various licensing […]

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Gap Inc. appoints Neil Fiske as new global head of Gap brand

June 19, 2018

Gap Inc announced the appointment of Neil Fiske as president and chief executive officer of Gap brand. Fiske will begin his new role on June 20, 2018, and will serve on the company’s senior leadership team, reporting to Art Peck, president and chief executive officer of Gap Inc. “Neil brings significant retail and apparel experience […]

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9 Story appoints Angela Santomero as Chief Creative Officer

June 19, 2018

9 Story Media Group announced the appointment of Angela C. Santomero to the newly established role of Chief Creative Officer. As CCO, Santomero will report to President and CEO Vince Commisso, and lead the creative content strategy across all of 9 Story Media Group. The appointment follows 9 Story’s recent acquisition of Out of the […]

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Shishir Gupta promoted as Head, Content Acquisition and Licensing at SPNI

June 6, 2018

Sony Pictures Network India (SPNI) has elevated Shishir Gupta as Head, Content Acquisition and Licensing, for the sports clusters, according to an Exchange4Media report. Gupta joined SPNI as AVP Content Acquisition and Syndication – Sports in May 2017. With an experience of more than 13 years in varied roles across broadcast media and sports, he […]

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Mattel ropes in Lisa Weger as European head of consumer products

June 2, 2018

Mattel has appointed Lisa Weger as the regional head of consumer products for Europe in a UK-based position. Prior joining Mattel, Weger has worked at Turner Broadcasting in New York, where she led franchise management, visual branding and licensing for Turner Kids for over 14 years. Prior to Turner, Weger led the licensing business of […]

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FREAKY FRIDAY- Fifty shades of Ramdev: How this billionaire monk conquered the world with Patanjali

June 1, 2018

From a spiritual guru to an ace businessman, Baba Ramdev has surely come a long way. Patanjali, the FMCG venture of Baba Ramdev, is today one of the biggest players in the sector in India. The yoga-guru, which has a massive follower base, said that he has set a target of Rs 20,000 crore to […]

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King Features hires new people to strengthen its core team

May 28, 2018

King Features – the licensor for Popeye and Betty Boop has been on hiring spree to strengthen the firm’s aggressive expansion plans into entertainment and new artist and IP acquisition. This move came ahead of the Licensing Expo 2018, which took place at the Las Vegas from May 22-24. Here’s a list of the new […]

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