LIMA News

LIMA Welcomes Six New Members to Board of Directors

LIMA announces that six new members have been elected to its Board of Directors. The newly chosen industry executives who will begin serving three-year terms on July 1 are: Richard Barry, EVP, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc.; David Buckley, President, Copyrights Asia Limited; Elise Contarsy, Vice President, Brand Licensing, Meredith Corporation; Linne Kimball, Vice President, WME/IMG Licensing; Ted Larkins,

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2nd Annual LIMA East Coast Golf Outing 7/29 – Early Bird Rate Ends This Week!

2nd Annual LIMA East Coast Golf Outing Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Elmwood Country Club, White Plains, NY Join us for lunch, golf, cocktails, and dinner – a chance to entertain clients and spend quality time with your licensing colleagues in a relaxed setting – and maybe win some prizes! Put together a foursome, or we’ll pair you up. Early bird

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LIMA UK Rising Stars Award & Young Professionals Event July 23

LIMA UK is now accepting submissions for the LIMA UK Rising Stars Award.  The winner will be named during the Young Licensing Professionals Networking Event to be held at the Viacom International Media Networks Building on Thursday 23rd July from 6:00-10:00pm. The nomination deadline is Friday 17th July. The Young Professionals event will begin with a career advice discussion from a panel

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LIMA Teams with PROMARCA to Form LIMA Mexico

LIMA is joining forces with PROMARCA, the leading licensing organization in Mexico, to extend LIMA’s reach into the Latin American market with the formation of LIMA Mexico. The new arm of the organization will operate under a license from LIMA, utilizing the trade association’s trademark and related intellectual property. A Managing Director of LIMA Mexico will be named soon. “We

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LIMA Japan Summer Networking Reception 2015

Dear LIMA Members and Licensing Industry Colleagues, Join LIMA Japan for its annual Summer Networking Reception during the 5th Licensing Japan trade show (1st to 3rd July at Tokyo Big Sight; www.licensing-japan.jp). LIMA Japan has been proud to support Licensing Japan as its Official Education Provider since the show’s inception five years ago. The reception, to be held on the

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Licensing Expo 2015 Recap

Another successful Licensing Expo is in the books!  Here’s a look at some LIMA highlights from this year’s show: Photos:  LIMA was on the show floor, in the classroom and at the beach, capturing all the action at Licensing Expo! Check out the photos on our Facebook page! Executive Keynote Panel:  Licensing Expo 2015 kicked off with an exciting panel of

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Did You Miss the Licensing Expo Keynote? View “The Future of Retail” Online!

Licensing Expo 2015 kicked off with an exciting panel of top merchants and brand experts during the Executive Keynote Panel on June 9, featuring Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc.; Dow Famulak, President, Global Brands Group Holding Ltd.; Mike Fitzsimmons, Founder & CEO, Delivery Agent Inc.; and Lisa Harper, CEO, Hot Topic Inc. Click here to

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Stephanie Candiloro, Milin Shah Named 2015 LIMA Rising Stars

This year, LIMA received a record number of nominations for our Rising Stars Award. Of these, Stephanie Candiloro, WB Consumer Products, Australia and Milin Shah, Earthbound Brands, LLC were selected based on their impressive contributions to licensing, leadership potential, and passion for the industry, among other qualifications. Stephanie Candiloro Current Position: Licensing Account Manager of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Australia.

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International Licensing Awards Winners Announced at 2015 Licensing Expo!

The consumer products campaign for Disney’s mega-hit animated movie Frozen took top honors as Overall Best Licensed Program last night at the annual International Licensing Awards – held at the 2015 Licensing Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.  Frozen also won in the Film, Television, or Entertainment (Animated) Program category, while Kohl’s Department Stores received the coveted

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LIMA Study: Global Retail Sales of Licensed Goods Hit $241.5B in 2014

New York, NY, June 8, 2015 – LIMA announces the results of its first-ever LIMA Annual Global Licensing Study, quantifying worldwide royalty rates and accompanying retail sales. According to the report, retail sales of products bearing the trademarked names and likenesses of cartoon characters, corporate logos and brands, major sports teams and more totaled an estimated $13.4 billion in royalty revenues

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