Winners of China Licensing Awards 2018 Announced

The second annual China Licensing Awards took place on the show floor at Licensing Expo China in Shanghai on July 25, with Brand of the Year going to The Coca-Cola Company and Best Licensee of the Year going to Miniso for Pink Panther. China Property of the Year Wu Huang Wan Shui – An Universe (Beijing) culture Co., Ltd. Licensed

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LIMA’s Annual Global Licensing Industry Survey Report is Now Available

New York, NY, July 26, 2018 – The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has released the full findings of its Annual Global Licensing Industry Survey. The fourth annual survey provides in-depth analysis and detailed breakdowns of the US$271.6 billion global licensing industry – representing a 3.3% increase from the previous year, and overall growth for the third consecutive year.

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India Licensing Exhibition 2018 Conference Agenda

10:00 – 10:40 INAUGURAL SESSION Reimagining the retail paradigm in India With India beginning to “realize” the power of brands and nostalgia in retail, Indian retail fraternity is finding newer ways to engage with the consumers, consumer products segment being one of those. Pushing boundaries beyond the conventional ways, retailers are joining forces with entertainment, character, sports and celebrity brands

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UBM Relocates Brand Licensing Europe as Part of Major European Growth Strategy

BLE 2019 to take place at ExCeL London UBM to transform the customer experience at new venue Elizabeth Line to provide direct access to Heathrow Airport in 40 mins UBM is relocating Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) to ExCeL London from 2019 as part of the organiser’s ambitious strategy to evolve the show, attract even more European licensees, retailers and licensors

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Harness Comic-Con Fandom Year-Round

Harness Comic-Con Fandom Year-Round Virtual goods are quickly becoming a lucrative way for brands to drive fan engagement, and growth. Fans are the lifeblood of any brand, and nowhere is that more evident than at the San Diego Convention Center in late July.  And so, as enthusiasts from around world converge at Comic Con to celebrate, share and even embody

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LIMA Names Elite Roster of Moderators for MindMix™ London

New York, NY, June 4, 2018 – The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) is excited to announce the final agenda for the third annual MindMix™ taking place June 27 in London, UK.  This one-day executive event brings together business and thought leaders for high-level dialogue around the theme Licensing 2025 – the technological, social and commercial forces that will

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Congratulations to the 2017-18 CLS Graduates!

LIMA would like to congratulate the graduates of the 2017-18 Coursework in Licensing Studies program! Once again, our CLS students have gone above and beyond in pursuit of licensing knowledge by completing this 60-hour intensive program. We recognize them for their hard work and dedication to licensing excellence – and, for the next three years, they will carry the distinction of Qualified

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LIMA Announces New Members to Board of Directors

Cindy Levitt, Senior Vice President Licensing at Hot Topic, BoxLunch & Her Universe, has been elected Chairperson of the Board of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA). She succeeds Ciarán Coyle of Electrolux Global Marketing, who has completed a two-year-term.  Jay Asher, Partner at Brandgenuity, was elected by the members of the Board of Directors as Vice Chairman, and

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LIMA Announces 2018 International Licensing Awards Winners

Las Vegas, NV, May 22, 2018 –  Sally Hansen’s Crayola Insta-Dry nail color collection was named the recipient of the first-ever LIMA Community Choice Award at tonight’s 2018 LIMA International Licensing Awards. Spirit Halloween took home Retailer of the Year for the program it assembled surrounding Netflix’s Stranger Things, while Amazon received top Digital Product honors for its Sesame Street Alexa

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Global Revenue from Licensed Goods and Services Grows to US$271.6 Billion

Retail and related revenue generated globally by the trademark licensing business in 2017 rose 3.3% to US$271.6B, according to results from the Annual Global Licensing Industry Survey released today by LIMA. Royalty revenue from sales of licensed merchandise and services rose 2.6% to $14.5 billion. Entertainment/Character licensing remains the largest industry category, accounting for $121.5 billion, or 44.7% of the

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