Yearly Archive: 2019

The Compliance Issue You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Good licensed merchandise is indistinguishable from a brand’s core offering, but the very uniformity that makes for successful licensed products, can also be an overlooked vulnerability.   Brands are increasingly aware that ethical business practices are essential to consumer loyalty. In fact, many brands are making their social responsibility efforts a centerpiece of their offering (think Tom’s or Burt’s Bees).

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Licensing Expo Keynote Features Retail Innovator Rachel Shechtman

The founder of STORY and Macy’s Brand Experience Officer will discuss the reimagining of retail in an era of digital disruption Santa Monica, Calif. (April 25, 2019) – Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, today announced Rachel Shechtman, Macy’s Brand Experience Officer and founder of STORY, will take the stage for the Licensing Expo keynote

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LIMA Announces 2019 Rising Stars of Licensing

New York, NY, April 17, 2019 – The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) – the leading trade organization for global brand licensing industry – has announced the recipients of this year’s Rising Stars Award. This accomplished group of young professionals will be recognized at the International Licensing Awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 4 during Licensing Expo.   This year’s

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LIMA UK Announces Speakers, Topics for Annual Spring Licensing Essentials Course

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) will host its annual UK Licensing Essentials Course on 23rd May at 54 Buckingham Gate in London.

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Nominees Unveiled for the 2019 International Licensing Awards

New York, NY, April 4, 2019 – The ballot for the 2019 International Licensing Awards has been finalized, featuring 154 nominees vying for the industry’s most prestigious honor. For the first time in the Awards’ 33-year history, submissions and judging were held online. As a result the Awards are more internationally inclusive than ever before. The judging panel itself included nearly

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Marketplaces Have Changed Commerce … and Will Change Licensing Too

From retail to transportation to real estate, this one e-commerce model has profoundly changed countless industries, and licensing is next. 1995 was a big year. Although we didn’t know it then, this was the year that separated Then from Now; this was the year that Amazon (and eBay) were born. Now, 24 years on, stories about how Amazon is changing

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LIMA Japan’s 2019 AGM, Board Appointments & Post-AGM Networking Party

LIMA Japan held its 2019 annual general meeting on Wednesday 13th March at the Cross Coop meeting venue in Aoyama, Tokyo. The meeting was officiated by LIMA Japan General Manager and director, Kaori Taniguchi acting as AGM chair. 58 companies (including 31 proxies) with voting rights out of the total membership of 92 companies attended. A quorum was achieved which allowed for the transaction of AGM business. Two existing directors were

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Winners of LIMA Asian Licensing Awards 2018 Announced

The LIMA Asian Licensing Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Reception was held this evening on the opening night of Hong Kong International Licensing Show!  Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Awards! Asian Property of the Year B.Duck – SEMK PRODUCTS LTD   Licensed Promotion of the Year PETS ROCK X Starbucks “Lets Rock” (China and Taiwan) – Polyblank Designs LTD / Starbucks   Entertainment Property

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LIMA to Induct Industry Veterans, Michael Stone and Pam Lifford, into Licensing Hall of Fame

New York, NY, January 2, 2019 – The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) today announced that Michael Stone, Chairman and Co-founder of Beanstalk, and Pam Lifford, President of Warner Bros. Global Brands and Experiences, are the 2019 inductees to the LIMA Licensing Hall of Fame. This year’s Hall of Fame Induction will take place on June 4, at the

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