Monthly Archive: June 2015

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 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 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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LIMA Japan To Participate In Japan Patent Attorneys Association Seminar

Kaori Taniguchi, General Manager of LIMA Japan, will speak at a intellectual property rights seminar organized by the Kinki Regional Chapter of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association on Saturday 27th June in Osaka.  The seminar is entitled “Learning About Copyright and Intellectual Property from the Perspective of Character Licensing”. Taniguchi’s presentation “Overview and Structure of the Licensing Business” will aim

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Only Walk-Up Reservations Remain for LIMA Member Lounge

NOTE:  The deadline to submit for advanced meeting requests has passed – for any members still wishing to hold a meeting during show hours, walk-up reservations will be accepted, subject to availability.  As a benefit to our members, LIMA will once again offer a meeting area, The LIMA Member Meeting Lounge, on the show floor at Licensing Expo from June 9-11. This year, we are

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