Apparel Licensing Fashion Licensing TV Series Licensing 

Toei Animation and Funimation Entertainment strike agreements in multiple apparel categories

  Toei Animation and Funimation Entertainment have announced agreements with multiple licensing partners in a variety of apparel categories for the new¬†Dragon Ball Super¬†and original¬†Dragon Ball Z¬†anime series. For over 20 years and counting, Dragon Ball¬†has been an iconic global brand and one of the most beloved anime franchises in North America.¬†Dragon Ball Super¬†is the first new storyline from original creator Akira Toriyama in more than 18 years and will create a whole new generation of Dragon Ball fans. These new agreements represent the first in series of licensing announcements…

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Brand Licensing Retail Licensing 

Top 150 Licensors

The extensive research period for¬†License Global‘s exclusive Top 150 Global Licensors report, the most widely read and publicized study in the retail and brand licensing sector, has been extended. Companies wishing to be considered for License! Global’s exclusive, annual Top 150 Global Licensors report must submit information by March 3 and not later. In order to be included in the Top 150 Global Licensors Report, company data must be submitted via a link that has been provided. The report that comes out annually has become the foremost study in brand…

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Brand Licensing 

Studio 100 completes its contract with m4e for acquisition

  Studio 100 has completed its contract with m4e regarding the former’s acquisition of the majority interest in the German brand management and media company. Under the terms of the agreement, Hans Ulrich Stoef will continue to serve as chief executive officer of m4e. In the course of the winding up, former members of the supervisory board of m4e namely Oliver Jansen, Ceese Wessels and Andreas Kinsky have resigned from their posts. The executive board of m4e has filed an application with the district court of Munich in order to…

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Fashion Licensing 

CPLG enters into number of designer collaborations that features Pink Panther

  CPLG has entered into a number of designer collaborations that features the¬†Pink Panther¬†as part of the Fashion Comics project. The fashion-based project will kick start a wider licensing program in Europe for the character. The project, which was conceptualised by designer Alessandro Enriquez and developed in partnership with the international kids‚Äô fashion trade show Pitti Bimbo in Florence, Italy and CPLG Italy saw the iconic character featured in collections from select designers at the show including Ermanno Scervino Junior, Mimisol by c, Monnalisa, Twinset by Simona Barbieriand and N¬į21.…

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Celebrity Licensing Character Licensing Corporate Brand Entertainment Licensing 

A house full at the NYC Licensing Summit

  The NYC Licensing summit that is to take place this Thursday and Friday has been officially sold out. It is being held at e the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Close to 400 global executives are to attend the annual event. They hail from the U.S., the U.K., France, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Israel and many other countries around the globe. The event will feature thought leaders from across all sectors of licensing including: Celebrity:¬†The world‚Äôs largest licensing agency CAA-GBG along with its client Drew Barrymore. Corporate Brands:¬†Head Sport (known…

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Accessories Licensing 

PBTeen ties up with Emily & Meritt

In order to reveal it‚Äôs first-ever spring break collection, PBTeen, a member of the Williams-Sonoma portfolio of brands, has partnered with designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. The Emily & Meritt for PBTeen spring break collection includes a number of new beddings, decorative accents, outdoor accessories and more. Highlights from the line include the mermaid tail throw blanket, palm leaf floor lamp and pineapple table lamp as well as the removable palms wallpaper, among other items. In days to come, the collection will also debut in travel accessories including hard-side…

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Character & Entertainment 

Pokemon Company to celebrate Pokemon Day today

    The Pok√©mon Company International will celebrate Pok√©mon Day with a lot of merchandises, in-game activations and more. The day commemorates the launch of the first Pok√©mon games. Pok√©mon Day is celebrated worldwide on February 27 to celebrate the launch of the first Pok√©mon games in Japan in 1996. To kick off the celebrations, a new gallery figures collection will be available on the Pok√©mon Center website. The new set includes Eevee, Mew, Magikarp and Pikachu performing their signature attacks. Nintendo will also release a limited edition New Nintendo…

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Fashion Licensing 

Hot Topic unveils fashion collection based on Beauty and the Beast

    Hot Topic, in partnership with Disney Consumer Products, has unwrapped its new fashion collection based on the upcoming live-action film¬†Beauty and the Beast. The six-piece capsule, that includes coats and dresses for girls, as well as a suit jacket for boys, is inspired by the characters and iconography from the film. Moreover, all styles for girls will be offered in plus sizes online. In addition to the fashion collection, Hot Topic will also feature a range of licensed merchandise that would ¬†include tees, accessories, collectibles, gifts among many…

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Brand Licensing 

Penguin Ventures in many licensing agreements to extend its Peter Rabbit brand

  In the latest from Penguin Ventures, it has entered into a lot of licensing agreements to extend its¬†Peter Rabbit¬†brand, among others, it is said. Firstly, Penguin has joined forces with Gund to create¬†Peter Rabbit¬†soft toys in recognition of the work of Great Ormond Street Hospital, a children‚Äôs hospital in the U.K. The new toys will feature original artworks and colours created by the hospital‚Äôs patients to reflect uniforms of nurses in the late 1800s‚Äďthe period of time in which Beatrix Potter, the author of¬†Peter Rabbit was living. Next, the…

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Toy Licensing Toys & Games 

Rubik’s teams with Fantasma Magic for New Magic Sets

Rubik‚Äôs has teamed up with Fantasma Magic to create a range of exciting Rubik‚Äôs themed magic sets, following on from the massive viral success of Steve Brundage‚Äôs Rubik‚Äôs magic tricks that took him all the way to the¬†semi-finals¬†of 2016 Americas Got Talent, the firm revealed at New York Toy Fair. This brand-new line of magic, which is based on the Rubik‚Äôs Cube and has been developed by new Rubik‚Äôs master licensee The Smiley Company, will hit retail shelves in the US and Europe later this year and will capitalise on…

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