Monthly Archive: October 2011

Iconix Brand Group Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Sharper Image Brand

Company To Expand Its Portfolio Into Consumer Electronic Industry NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2011–Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICON) (“Iconix” the “Company”) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Sharper Image® brand and intellectual property assets from Sharper Image Acquisition, LLC for approximately $65.6 million in cash. This acquisition will mark the Company’s first entry

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Wendy Bellissimo Media, Inc. Signs 5 Star Apparel Group to Launch the Wendy Bellissimo Apparel Line for Boys and Girls

Los Angeles, CA, October 27, 2011 – Wendy Bellissimo Media, Inc. and 5 Star Apparel Group announced today a licensing partnership that will include the marketing, production, and distribution of the Wendy Bellissimo Baby & Kids apparel line. Through the agreement, 5 Star will head the creation, production, and distribution of the favored Bellissimo brand lines including layette sets, sleepwear

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Rocky Enters Ring with Streetwear Leader UNDFTD

Leading licensing agency Brandgenuity brokers deal between iconic film & top athletic boutique New York, October 27, 2011 – New York-based licensing agency, Brandgenuity, announced today that MGM Studios has partnered with streetwear industry leader Undefeated to develop a line of tee shirts, snapback hats, knit hats, crewneck sweatshirts, and hoodies for the film Rocky in celebration of its 35th

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CALL FOR SPEAKERS! Licensing University 2012 – Deadline Friday, Oct 28

LIMA is accepting submissions for speakers and presentations for the Licensing University™ conference program to be held in conjunction with the Licensing International Expo 2012. With approximately 30 sessions, Licensing University™ will cover a broad range of topics affecting the industry in a number of categories. Through hands-on workshops, breakfast roundtables, panels and small discussion groups, the sessions will explore

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Construction Toy Characters for Almost Naked Animals™

Character Options signs new UK toy deal Leeds, United Kingdom, October 17, 2011 — Lisle International has unveiled details of an exciting new license agreement for the cult hit kid’s property, Almost Naked Animals™ that will see Character Options develop micro figures and construction sets under its successful Character Building™ banner. News of the agreement was unveiled on the eve

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Cartoon Network Enterprises Partners with Bandai America Incorporated and D3Publisher to Launch the "Ben 10: Become a Plumber, Save the Universe" Sweepstakes

Ben 10 Fans Enlisted to Help Save the Universe and Win Ultimate Trip in Brand’s First Cross-Category Promotion! Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 needs your help! Through a first-of-its-kind program for the brand announced today, Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network, has partnered with Bandai America Incorporated and D3Publisher to create a promotion so big, it

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Alcara, Mak-Dak and SAB Insaat Turizm are Newest Barcode Kitties™ Licensees

LONDON – CopCorp Licensing President Carole Postal announced three more licensees for the adorable Barcode Kitties™ girls art brand featuring lovely “kawaii kittens” with bar code whiskers. •Alcara (www.alcara.fr), a leading manufacturer of products for bakeries and confectioners, has been granted the rights to manufacture and market Barcode Kitties Epiphany Charms, Paper Crowns, Paper Bags for Food, Boxes, Displays, Figurines

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Zoodorable™ Agents Appointed in Germany, UK

New York’s CopCorp Licensing Selects UK’s Caroline Mickler Ltd. and Germany’s Team! Licensing to Launch Zoodorable Program in Europe LONDON – CopCorp Licensing President Carole Postal announced the appointments of the first two overseas agents for the Zoodorable™ licensing program which is already off to such a strong and successful start in the USA. •Caroline Mickler Ltd. (www.carolinemickler.co.uk), a London-based

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New & Renewed: It's Happy Bunny™ Global Licensing Still Going Strong

New Deals in USA, Mexico; Noted Renewals in USA, Canada, Poland LONDON – The licensing program for Jim Benton’s It’s Happy Bunny™, the cute little bunny with the BIG attitude, is still going strong more than a decade after it first launched. CopCorp Licensing President Carole Postal today announced new deals in Mexico and the USA as well as several

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Activision Announces All-New Men In Black™ Video Game – Revealing the Next Chapter of the Global Franchise

The Galactic Gumshoes Arrive Spring 2012 NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), in partnership with Columbia Pictures, today announced an all-new Men In Black™ video game, launching as a standalone title to coincide with the global theatrical release of Men In Black III in Spring 2012. True to the spirit of the franchise, the

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