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HIP acquires global distribution rights to Alchemy II’s The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin and T&B Media Global’s Friends

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,790 The Jim Henson Company’s recently relaunched distribution label HIP (Henson Independent Properties) has acquired the rights to distribute two new series, Alchemy II’s iconic classic The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, and T&B Media Global’s #Friends. The announcement was made today by Claudia Scott-Hansen, SVP Global Distribution, at The Jim Henson Company. HIP is The Jim Henson Company’s third-party licensing banner formed initially in 2009 to acquire and service global media distribution and consumer products programs for entertainment properties and external brands. The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, the…

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Global Licensing Sports Sports Licensing 

IMG appointed as Bundesliga’s exclusive global licensing representative

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,724 IMG has announced its appointment as the exclusive global licensing representative for Bundesliga International, a subsidiary of the DFL association, which is internationally marketing the commercial rights of the Bundesliga. IMG has agreed a multi-year deal with the league which is both the world’s best supported football league in terms of attendance, and the second biggest in terms of revenues. The partnership will see IMG and the Bundesliga develop an innovative licensing programme designed to bring the league to consumers around the world in dynamic and engaging…

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Licensing International Awards 2019: Winners Announced

Reading Time: 4 minutes Post Views: 3,040 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…

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Brand Licensing Global Licensing Intellectual Property 

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,105 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…

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Global Licensing 

TiVo to separate its product and licensing divisions

Reading Time: 3 minutes Post Views: 1,338 TiVo Corporation announced that the company’s Board has unanimously approved a plan to separate its Product and IP Licensing businesses. Based upon an extensive review of strategic alternatives, TiVo’s Board of Directors decided that separating its Product and IP Licensing businesses is believed to be the best strategy to maximize shareholder value. Accordingly, TiVo intends to spin out its Product business to shareholders. Throughout the separation process, the Board of Directors will continue to be open to strategic transactions for each business that could create additional stockholder…

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Global Licensing Sports 

Dolly Parton signs licensing deal with IMG

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,876 Dolly Parton, the most honored female country musician of all time, from America has appointed IMG as her first exclusive global licensing representative. Parton is already a client in North America of IMG partner company WME, where she signed in 2018. The multi-year partnership will see IMG work with Dolly to create a lifestyle brand that will provide engaging new touchpoints for the eight-time Grammy Award winner’s fans around the world. A diverse range of licensed consumer product initiatives will be explored, including everything from fashion and…

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Brand & Lifestyle Global Licensing 

Altair Eyewear and Authentic Brands Group sign global eyewear licensing agreement for Spyder

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,291 Altair Eyewear, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of quality eyewear and a division of Marchon Eyewear, Inc., with Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of a global portfolio of lifestyle and entertainment brands, announced an exclusive eyewear licensing agreement for Spyder, one of the world’s most recognizable active lifestyle brands. Spyder is a highly sought-after brand on and off the mountain. This is the first performance lifestyle brand within Altair Eyewear’s growing portfolio and the agreement is for the exclusive design, development, production and distribution of ophthalmic…

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Global Licensing 

PVH Corp enters into licensing agreement with NIKE

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,418 PVH Corp , one of the world’s largest apparel companies and owner of iconic brands, including CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, Speedo, Warner’s and IZOD, announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with NIKE Inc. for the design, sourcing, marketing and worldwide distribution of NIKE-branded men’s underwear. This partnership using PVH’s innovative underwear platform will deliver exciting NIKE men’s underwear products, supported by complementary commitments to quality standards and corporate responsibility. “We are incredibly proud to be working with NIKE, as this is an opportunity…

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Global Licensing 

Moorcroft and RHS present the limited-edition vase ‘Chelsea’s Choice’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,120 The Royal Horticultural Society has announced the launch of a brand-new limited-edition vase from valued RHS licensing partner Moorcroft, a renowned producer of heritage art pottery and a leading name in the world of ceramic design. The new vase, from celebrated Moorcroft designer Nicola Slaney, is called Chelsea’s Choice and celebrates the extraordinary snow-white hydrangea that was awarded ‘Plant of the Year’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2018. Chelsea’s Choice launches at the 2019 show, which takes place from 21-25 May. The vase, seven inches high and…

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Global Licensing 

Viacom’s Pluto TV signs content licensing deal with BBC Studios

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 1,624 Viacom’s Inc Pluto TV has entered into a new content licensing deal with BBC Studios. Reports said that the deal includes about 700 content hours featuring approximately 1,000 episodes including Doctor Who, Robin Hood, Antiques Roadshow, Primeval, Being Erica and Bedlam. Pluto TV will launch two channels for “Doctor Who,” with more than 200 episodes, and “Antiques Roadshow,” with more than 300, with new content. BBC Studios content will launch on Pluto TV in May of 2019. Viacom has acquired Pluto TV, the free ad-supported streaming service,…

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