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Hired in December, Amrit Ahuja takes charge of her role in Facebook now

Hired by Facebook as its Communications Director India in December last, Amrit Ahuja has finally taken over charge of her new role. Before joining Facebook, Ahuja served a two decade long stint with 20:20 MSL which worked for Facebook India for several years. The long period of association gave Ahuja considerable insight into the challenges facing the social networking giant in the country. Reporting to Asia-Pacific communications director Charlene Chian, Ahuja will oversee Facebook’s communications strategy in India along with initiatives across product, platform, monetization and policy efforts.

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Sports Licensing 

FOX Sports Asia in a one-year and broadcast rights agreement with Super Fight League

FOX Sports Asia has entered into a brand new one-year exclusive multimedia and broadcast rights agreement for the second season of Super Fight League. The league is the world’s first mixed martial arts tournament, promoted by British businessman and sports enthusiast Bill Dosanjh and British professional boxer Amir Khan on their television and digital platforms in Asia. Promising reach in more than 500 million homes by broadcasting action pack content, the licensed territories include Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Singapore,…

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Brand Licensing 

Reliance Brands pips FirstCry.com to operate Mothercare stores in India

  Reliance Brands has edged out FirstCry.com to acquire the rights to operate stores of UK-based kids products company Mothercare in India. FirstCry.com was in advanced stages of talks with DLF Brands before Reliance emerged and snapped up the rights. Reliance Brands sells international labels such as Diesel, Hamleys, Kenneth Cole and Steve Madden in India. The deal gives the unit of Reliance Industries control over all Mothercare outlets currently run by DLF Brands. Emails sent to DLF Brands and Reliance Brands seeking details of the deal remained unanswered. Mothercare…

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Toy Licensing 

Ultra launches exclusive range of soft toys & love cushions

Ultra Toys and Gifts Pvt Ltd  has launched  an exclusive range of soft toys & love cushions that depicts love and cupid for all this Valentine’s Season. These toys and love cushions are built in a shape of heart and personifies love & closeness. Each of these range has either Love written on it boldly or a caricature of a couple together complimenting the season perfectly. The soft and cozy Teddy Bears with their heartwarming eyes are cuddly and extremely huggable and can become your loved ones best companion. One…

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Brand Licensing 

KVIC issues fresh legal notice on Fabindia

Seeking damages of Rs 525 crore from the ethnic wear retail chain Fabindia over its allegedly unauthorised use of the registered trademark khadi, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has issued a fresh legal notice. The KVIC issued the notice on January 29 through legal consultants Kochhar & Company, according to reports. Under the government’s Khadi Mark Regulations, 2013, no organisation/institute/company can sell products using the word “khadi” without getting a Khadi Mark certificate. This certificate is obtained by applying online at the KVIC site after paying a registration…

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Fashion Licensing 

Emami set to acquire 26 pc stake in Brillare by way of investment

Emami would make a strategic investment in Brillare Science through compulsory convertible preference shares which on conversion would result in a 26 per cent stake in Brillare for Emami, said a company statement. The move marks Emami’s foray into the Rs 30 billion salon cosmetics segment. Brillare owns premium hair and skin care portfolio for use in professional salons through three brands. It is understood that the valuation of the investment will be around Rs 75-100 million. Emami will have one director on Brillare’s board after the stake transfer. “The…

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Brand Licensing 

Renault India takes automobile industry by storm

With the launch of KWID superhero edition with Marvel’s Avengers, French car-maker Renault India has created ripples in automobile industry. The KWID Super Hero Edition is designed and developed by Renault’s design studios in Mumbai and Chennai, and it demonstrates Renault’s progressive design innovation while underscoring Renault’s commitment to the Indian market. Touted as the true game-changer and volume driver for Renault India, KWID has sold more than 200,000 vehicles so far. Speaking on the launch, Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said, “With the Renault…

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Game Licensing 

Nazara’s bid to get into stock market

In its bid to enter the stock market, Nazara has filed a draft red herring prospectus with capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India. The company runs popular subscription-based games like Chhota Bheem, Star Cricket, Bike Racing, Motor Racing etc. across Africa, Middle East, South East Asia, Latin America and the Indian subcontinent. Nazara’s public issue will see the sale of 5,543,052 equity shares by two existing shareholders- investor WestBridge Ventures Investment Holdings will sell around 19.21% stake in the company while promoter company Mitter Infotech will sell…

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E-Commerce 

Amazon pumps in huge amount of funds in its India unit

In a bid to show its supremacy in India’s domestic e-commerce market and also get past  Flipkart, Amazon has pushed  in a record capital of  Rs 1,950 crore into its main India unit, it is gathered. According to sources, Amazon Seller Services has in all received Rs 8,150 crore (about $1.3 billion) so far in 2017-18 from its US parent as per filings submitted with the Registrar of Companies. The latest capital infusion is reportedly the fourth since Flipkart raised $4 billion (about Rs 25,380 crore) around the middle of…

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Movie Licensing 

Petition filed in Kerala Court against Kamal’s Aami

Ahead of the release of director Kamal’s upcoming film Aami – a biopic on the acclaimed writer Madhavikutty alias Kamala Das that stars Manju Warrier, a petition has been filed in the Kerala High Court seeking a ban on the film. In this, the petitioner has asked for a directive to Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), restraining it from issuing a censor certificate for the film. The film will release soon. Aami is an upcoming 2018 Malayalam-language Indian biographical film written and directed by Kamal. It is based on the life of writer…

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