Chapter: United Kingdom

Sesame Workshop Characters take over Suburbia Retail Stores in Mexico to Celebrate their 50th Anniversary

Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Count von Count, Abby Cadabby, and all Sésamo characters are already at 126 Suburbia retail stores throughout Mexico and its online store, with more than 50 products   La Panadería, licensing agent for Sésamo in Mexico, was in charge of negotiations to join Sésamo and Suburbia together, and to design a strategy

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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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Surge Licensing signs Good Smile Company for Thimblestump Hollow™ for Collectible Toy Figures, Apparel & Accessories aimed at specialty retail and Comic-Con Experiences!

Surge Licensing, on behalf of Bindlewood, LLC, has signed Good Smile Company, as its strategic licensed partner for the hit vinyl collector toy brand, Thimblestump Hollow™. A Joint Venture between The Good Smile Company (“GSC”) and For Fans By Fans (formerly WeLoveFine.com) will now create and all new line of premium collectable figures and toys, unique apparel, and accessories all

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Tyne & Wear Metro is Headline Partner for Elmer’s Great North Parade

The Tyne & Wear Metro, the UK’s second largest metro system with 60 stations and over 36 million passenger journeys a year, has been announced as headline partner for Elmer’s Great North Parade. Metro is proud to be headline partner for the Parade, which will see giant sculptures of much-loved children’s book character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant appear across the

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Studio 100 Media | M4E and the Brandstatter Group Present Icon Brand, „HEIDI“ in the World of Playmobil

Munich, March 27th, 2019. Studio 100 Media|m4e and the geobra brandstätter Stiftung & Co. KG have signed an extensive license agreement for “Heidi”. The multi-year agreement covers the worldwide rights with the exception of some territories in Asia. As part of the cooperation, Playmobil figures of the popular series characters, various play sets matching Heidi’s adventures and more product innovations are

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“YES PAPA!” Brandgenuity hired to represent ChuChu TV, the world’s most watched kids’ channel on YouTube

Agency will serve as agent for North American licensing New York, NY – YouTube channel, ChuChu TV, and Dream Theatre, its global master licensing agency, announced today that Brandgenuity will serve as ChuChu TV’s agent in North America for licensing. With 23 billion views and 36 million subscribers, ChuChu TV dominates preschool entertainment on YouTube. The hit channel ChuChu TV

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The Brand Liaison To Represent Iconic Bill Blass Brand for Select Licensing and Retail Opportunities

New York, NY, March 25, 2019:  Bill Blass Group Inc., has selected The Brand Liaison to lead licensing efforts for select licensing and exclusive retail programs. Bill Blass is a true American couture designer, crafting styles for Hollywood celebrities and earning numerous awards and accolades including seven Coty Awards and the coveted FIT Lifetime Achievement Award.  Building upon his success in

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Licensing Expo and InventHelp Collaboration Announces ‘Pitch the Brands’ during Licensing Week 2019

Santa Monica, Calif. (March 14, 2019) – Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, today announced Pitch the Brands, where inventors can present their product to an executive panel of consumer product experts and a chance to win a prize package valued over $18,000. The event is made possible through an exclusive collaboration between Licensing Expo and

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