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Toonz Media Group & Planet Superheroes bring together Chacha Chaudhary swag

“Tu janta nahi mera chacha kaun hai!!” When your Chacha is a superhero, you have the luxury to flaunt that kind of swag! Toonz Media Group and Planet Superheroes are now letting you do just that with a chic new array of Chacha Chaudhary branded products. Toonz, the exclusive merchandising and distribution license holders of the Chacha Chaudhary animated series, has teamed up with Planet Superheroes to bring premium Chacha branded products to fans across the country. Toonz Media Group & Planet Superheroes bring together Chacha Chaudhary swag Toonz had championed the adaptation of Cartoonist…

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MasterChef: Dream Plate Mobile Game Launches

MasterChef: Dream Plate Mobile Game Launches New App Game Allows Players To Step Into Famed MasterChef Kitchen And Participate In Show’s Signature Challenges Animoca Brands and Endemol Shine North America, producers of the hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF, announced today that MasterChef: Dream Plate, a new mobile game based on the highly popular MasterChef franchise, has launched on the Apple App Store and Google Play with approximately 500,000 pre-orders and pre-registrations. Originally created by Franc Roddam, MASTERCHEF is the most successful cookery television format in the world, adapted locally in…

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Intellectual Property 

Martin Krieger appointed as CEO of Studio 100 Media

Studio 100 has announced the appointment of Martin Krieger as CEO of Studio 100 Media and its subsidiaries Studio 100 Film, m4e and the newly formed Studio Isar Animation (Munich / Germany). Krieger will also be responsible for the global commercial business of Studio 100 International including content distribution, licensing and consumer products for the entire Studio 100 slate and some third party IPs. Krieger takes on this role after years of experience within the media and marketing industry including his excellent track record in leading the global content distribution…

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Intellectual Property 

Emoji signs licensing agreement with Hershey Company

The emoji company has entered into a licensing agreement with The Hershey Company with regard to emoji company’s registered emoji(R) trademark. The agreement covers the Hershey’s brand launch of a limited edition Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Emoji Bar this summer. The product will be available nationwide throughout summer 2019. The Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Emoji Bar will feature 25 different images on each chocolate piece. Select images featured include the excited heart eyes face, thumbs up, kissing lips, wink, sunglasses smile heart and more. “We are delighted about this licensing agreement with…

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Celebrity Intellectual Property 

Salman Khan to launch new gym franchise plans to open 300 gyms by 2020

After the successful worldwide chain of the clothing and acessories brand, Superstar Salman Khan is set to launch his own chain of gyms and fitness centers across the country. A treat to all the fitness enthusiasts, the Gym Chain is set to open over 300 gyms across India by 2020. Salman has always been an inspiration who possesses the power to influence the people of all generations. After the success of the recently launched fitness equipment, the actor is launching a gym Franchise. The aim of the franchise is to make every individual fit and…

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Corporate Brand Intellectual Property 

Blue Zoo launches brand rights division

Entertainment production company Blue Zoo has announced it is branching out into rights management for its own and third-party IP. The company has opened a new licensing division, which will be overseen by Alison Warner, formerly of Technicolor. She will oversee the new division growing Blue Zoo’s slate of properties, as well as handling pre-sales, distribution, brand management and merchandising. Warner has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Since 2011, she served as vice president of sales, acquisitions and co-productions at Technicolor. Her role saw her develop…

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Licensing International Awards 2019: Winners Announced

The winners of the 2019 International Licensing Awards were unveiled during the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. “2018 was an incredible year for our industry, which is reflected in tonight’s slate of winners and honorees,” said Licensing International’s President, Maura Regan. “It’s been particularly satisfying to see the increasingly international nature of the licensing business reflected throughout the entire awards process, beginning with the 150 judges from around the world who had the difficult job of reviewing the 600+ entries we received. Congratulations to tonight’s winners, who showcase the creativity…

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Brand Licensing Global Licensing Intellectual Property 

PCT Network partners with The International Renewals Group to manage patent renewal payments

The PCT Network has announced its partnership with The International Renewals Group to manage patent and trademark renewal payments with full transparency and accountability. The partnership enables law firms and companies with extensive intellectual property to optimize and claim ownership over their renewal portfolios through the flexibility offered by The International Renewals Group—and, through its unique business model, significantly reduces costs compared to the competition – saving clients between 25-50 percent on their annuity payments –  while upholding its strong level of quality and service. The partnership provides a robust…

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Intellectual Property Merchandise Licensing Sports Sports Licensing 

NBA to bounce big this year

Recently, the National Basketball Association (NBA) partnered with apparel exporter Suditi Industries for a multi-year merchandising partnership to launch a range of NBA fanwear apparel in India. Earlier NBA had launched the NBA Fantasy game in partnership with Dream11, which is one of India’s largest fantasy gaming company. Another great initiative was the launch of NBA Sneakers, in partnership with Jabong & Myntra. NBAStore.in partner Jabong shared insights of a huge demand for NBA footwear as well. This led to the launch of a vibrant new range of NBA casual…

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Brand Licensing Corporate Brand Intellectual Property 

#LCExcl: Notice of Allowance simplified

— Karan Bhutani, Founder, Shoprwise.com The Notice of Allowance (NOA) is the final step after the complex patent application process wherein the inventor provides all the requisite information pertaining to the invention including product description, design, drawings, and blueprints. Post the submission of the patent application, the patent examiner reviews and processes the application highlighting description of the invention, inventor’s claim, and outcome of the invention, and decided whether the patent should be issued. When the patent examiner determines that the patent application is complete and the invention qualifies for…

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