Brand Licensing 

China, India are Apple’s growth market: Report

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,879 Apple (AAPL) has reported its first-quarter fiscal 2018 results on Feb 1. Courtesy of a robust product portfolio that is driving subscriber base expansion The services segment is expected to be the key catalyst. Apple’s Services segment includes revenues from Internet Services, App store, Apple Music, Apple Care, Apple Pay, licensing and other services. In fourth-quarter fiscal 2017, segment revenues jumped 34% year over year to $8.5 billion. Much of the growth comes from App Store, which has more than 210 million subscribers. The App Store reported…

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Brand Licensing 

Quess Corp acquires Monster.com and HCL Infosystems

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 4,534 Quess Corp, the ‘business services’ subsidiary of Thomas Cook India, has announced two major acquisitions after purchasing the Asia business of Monster.com and the Indian service center business of HCL Infosystems. The deal involves purchasing 100% of the Monster business in India, Singapore and Hong Kong and 49% of the Malaysia unit. Quess Corp will pay up to Rs 30 cr for the service center business of HCL Infosystems. The Monster deal was announced overnight in the US market by monster.com. The US company said Quess Corp…

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Celebrity Licensing 

BrewDog takes a sip of that market winning a trademark dispute against Elvis Presley’s estate

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,788 Elvis Presley’s estate has lost a trademark dispute with the makers of a British craft beer in a case that started in October 2016. The King looks to be back in the building for beer company Brewdog, which has won the right to use the name ‘Elvis Juice’ for one of its products. BrewDog launched the drink, a grapefruit-flavored IPA (or India Pale Ale) in 2015 and claims that it is the U.K.’s third best-selling craft beer. But in 2016 Authentic Brands Group (ABG), which manages Elvis…

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Merchandise Licensing 

Weyco Group to make and sell Florsheim brand of shoes in India

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 4,873 American footwear firm Weyco Group has signed a licensing deal with Samar Lifestyle to exclusively make and sell its Florsheim brand of shoes in India and some neighbouring markets such as Pakistan and Bangladesh. The firm also plans to increase sourcing from India, the second largest producer of footwear after China, with annual production of about 2.1 billion pairs. Samar Lifestyle, part of Bengaluru-based Sara Group, plans to open at least 25 flagship Florsheim stores in the next five years, it is understood. “Last year, we sold…

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