LIMA News

Discover Japan’s Licensing Market!

Why You Need to Experience Licensing Expo Japan Japan is the third largest market in the world, generating $700 million in royalty revenues and nearly $12 billion in retail sales. Japan has  a rich portfolio of original, anime and pop culture characters across diverse categories. Changes in IP trends are occurring fast and online retail is growing rapidly.  Learn everything you

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In Memoriam: Loren Taylor

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our friend and colleague, Loren Taylor. Loren, 63, passed away on Monday, March 27, after a long and valiant fight against a rare form of cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 29 years, Lee Ann, and children, Caley and Colton.  Loren was a long-time LIMA member, always happy to

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LIMA Announces 2017 International Licensing Awards Nominees

LIMA has finalized the ballot for the 2017 International Licensing Awards! We received a record 461 entries – 100 more than last year’s record! – making this year’s ballot one of the most competitive yet. A total of 125 nominees from ten countries were named and will vie for the industry’s most prestigious and globally-recognized honor.  One quarter of the nominees, 31 companies,

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Licensing University 2017 to Feature Blend of Trending Topics and Key Basics

LIMA has assembled a wide range of business-boosting Licensing University™ sessions for Licensing Week 2017 that covers everything from the latest issues and trends to the fundamentals of how the licensing business works. Licensing University takes place May 22-25 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. It is part of Licensing Week, held concurrently with Licensing Expo, which is

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Time to Recognize Your Rising Stars!

Who are licensing’s up-and-comers? The game-changers who are shaping the future of our industry? Tell us all about them, because LIMA is recognizing the global leaders of tomorrow with our Rising Stars Award! Nominations are now open!   Submit a co-worker, colleague or yourself for consideration.  Deadline is April 17, 2017! Qualifications 35 years old and under, with 1-7 years of experience. Demonstrates a commitment to and passion for

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Register for LIMA’s Coursework in Licensing Studies program and become a Qualified Licensing Practitioner

LIMA’s renowned Coursework in Licensing Studies program will kick off during this year’s Licensing University! CLS is an in-depth study of the business of licensing – and the industry’s only training ground to become a Qualified Licensing Practitioner (QLP).  This six-month program is designed for professionals seeking a 360 degree view of licensing and features the insight of industry leaders

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Register Now! LIMA Australia Licensing Breakfast @ Australian Toy, Hobby & Licensing Fair

Attending the Australian Toy, Hobby & Licensing Fair?  You won’t want to miss LIMA Australia’s annual Licensing Breakfast on Tuesday, March 7!  Join us for an informative morning, featuring an update from Ben Richardson, SVP & GM at VIMN Australia & New Zealand and a special guest appearance by Andre Reich, Chief Operating Officer at Target Australia! Major Sponsor:     Sponsor:  

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LIMA UK Announces Speaker Lineup for Annual Licensing Essentials Course

LIMA will host its annual UK Licensing Essentials Course on 4th May at the prestigious venue of the historic Long Room at Lord’s Cricket Ground, Marylebone, in London. Among the timely topics to be covered during this full day of education and networking is “Managing Licensing Programmes at Retail” along with a close look at several key licensing sectors, including

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Fanatics’ Cole Gahagan to Kick Off Licensing Expo 2017 As Keynote Speaker

Perhaps the most significant business topic this past holiday season was the rise of e-commerce and how “traditional retailers, brand owners and product marketers continue to adapt to changing consumer shopping patterns.” While these shifts affect all parts of the licensing business, nowhere are they more acutely felt than in sports. Cole Gahagan, Chief Commercial Officer of Fanatics Inc., the

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Mind Mix, Milan – “Where Smart Thinking Happens”

LIMA will host its second annual Mind Mix event March 30-31, 2017 in Milan, Italy. This two-day executive forum brings together leaders from a wide breadth of industries for high-level, interactive dialogue on the business of brands. “Licensing drives strategic business activity and thinking, and we’re bringing together some of the biggest thinkers in the world of brands.  This kind of high-level discussion and

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