Monthly Archive: May 2017

Hearst Magazines Appoints Steve Ross Vice President, Global Chief Licensing Director

NEW YORK, NY (May 18, 2017) — Hearst Magazines, one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines, today announced that Steve Ross has been named vice president, global chief licensing director, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Donna Kalajian Lagani, SVP/publishing director and chief revenue officer of Cosmopolitan and Seventeen, to whom Ross will report. “Steve is a

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Top Fashion Brands Unveil Collaborations and Collections Inspired by One of the World’s Most Iconic Super Heroes – DC’s Wonder Woman

From Prêt-À-Porter Designs – With Wonder Woman’s Innate Power, Beauty and Grace on Display at a Charity Auction of Custom Creations by World-Renowned Designers, Including Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Versace, D-Squared, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, and Many More –  To High-End Designers and Boutique Stores – Including Nanette Lepore Brand & A Classic Time Watch Co., Alex and Ani, Betsey

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Cartoonist Group Launches Cartoonist Group Licensing:

Seattle, Washington – May 20, 2017.  The Cartoonist Group, the Internet’s most diverse cartoon art database has expanded its business capabilities with the launch of Cartoonist Group Licensing. This new division will develop strategic licensing opportunities to introduce exciting new products. “For decades, successful cartoonists have entertained, enlightened and challenged our thoughts from the revered pages of our favorite newspapers and

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Leading Social Influencer LaurDIY Cozies Up with Sleep Riot For Sleepwear Deal

The Kersheh Group to bring LaurDIY’s passion for onesies to life! LaurDIY Brand to be Featured at Licensing Expo by Licensing Agency The Brand Liaison May 23-24-25 in Las Vegas  May 16, 2017: New York, NY – Renowned YouTube superstar LaurDIY is proud to announce the signing of a sleepwear partnership with industry leader The Kersheh Group, owner and producer

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Licensing Expo Japan Wraps on a High

Inaugural trade show reports 13,200 attendees Tokyo (May 15, 2017) – UBM’s Global Licensing Group, organizers of Licensing Expo Japan and Licensing Expo, Las Vegas, today reports initial results of its first edition in Tokyo. Licensing Expo Japan brought 400 international and Japanese brands along with 13,200 licensees and retailers to Tokyo Big Sight for three days of networking and

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Universal Brand Development Names Five Country Directors to Lead Consumer Products Business in EMEA Territories

Kathrin Brandhorst: Country Director, Germany, Switzerland and Austria Virginie Kleinclaus: Country Director, France Karen Argos: Country Director, Iberia Mariella Almasio: Country Director, Italy Jean-Francois Auquier: Country Director Benelux LONDON, May 17,2017—In a strategic move to drive international growth and shift to direct management of its Consumer Products business in select EMEA territories, Universal Brand Development has appointed five industry veterans

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Character and Entertainment Brands Take Center Stage at Licensing Expo 2017

Santa Monica, Calif. (May 17, 2017) – Leading character and entertainment brands from all facets of the licensing industry, including television, film, online, gaming and music, will converge at Licensing Expo on May 23-25, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Produced by UBM and sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the annual

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Spotlight Licensing to Launch Cottonwood Media’s ‘The Ollie & Moon Show™’ for Licensing Across U.S. and Canada

Wide Range of Potential Products Envisioned as Adorable Animated Series Is Set to Air on Sprout, Netflix, TVO, Knowledge and in 160+ Territories Worldwide NEW YORK (May 16, 2017) – Spotlight Licensing and Brand Management, Inc. (spotlightlicensing.com), has been appointed by Paris-based Cottonwood Media to represent the animated preschool television series The Ollie & Moon Show™ for licensing in the

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Ferdinand IP Announces Important Victory for Fashion Brand Sanctuary Clothing and Major Retailers in Copyright Case

(New York, NY; May 15, 2017)  On Friday, May 12, 2017, U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles issued a decision and order in the case of Gold Value Textile v. Sanctuary Clothing, et al.  In the case, Plaintiff, a textile manufacturer, alleges that Sanctuary Clothing and major

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Hatchimals™ Hatch for Halloween!

Rubie’s Costume Company Partners with Spin Master on Hatchimals™ Costume Collection MELVILLE, NY (May 16, 2017) – Rubie’s Costume Company Inc., is pleased to announce its partnership with Spin Master, a leading children’s entertainment company, to produce the official licensed Hatchimal Costume Collection. Available in child sizes extra small, small and medium, the Hatchimals Collection will feature hatched and ready

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