Are You Keeping Up with the LIMA Blog?

Pokemon Go, Brexit… if it’s trending, we’re talking about it!   Don’t miss the latest LIMA blog posts: Pokémon Go-ing for World Gaming Dominance… Is the Licensing World Next? If you were at this year’s Licensing Expo Keynote, you may have heard Hasbro’s Simon Waters mention the rise of the “phigital” experience.  Looking for 
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Brexit: Views from Around the Licensing Industry

As the Licensing Expo clock ticked down, so too did the minutes until the Brexit results were in — would they stay or would they go? A referendum was held on Thursday, June 23 to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union.  Leave won by a narrow margin of 52% to 48% – and thus a flurry

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Watch the Licensing Expo 2016 Keynote Video

Watch the full keynote address on licensing.org!

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2016 LIMA International Licensing Awards Winners Announced!

You voted, we tallied, and now we’re excited to announce the winners of the 2016 LIMA International Licensing Awards! Disney Consumer Products’ Star Wars won four awards, while Hot Topic took home Retailer of the Year for Doctor Who.  For the first time, a European venue was selected as the winner of the Location-Based/Experiential Initiative Award – AMC and Parque de Atracciones

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Global Retail Sales of Licensed Goods Hit $251.7B in 2015

LIMA has announced the results of its 2nd Annual LIMA Global Licensing Industry Survey, 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 $251.7 billion in retail sales in 2015 – a

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LIMA and UBM to Partner on Licensing & Brand Extension Networking and Education Event in Japan

LIMA, the world’s leading trade organization for the global licensing industry, and UBM, the largest business-to-business events and trade show organizer in the U.S., are partnering to bring a Licensing & Brand Extension networking and education event to Tokyo, Japan in 2017. With over 1,100 member companies globally, including many leading brand owners, licensing agents and licensees in Japan, LIMA

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Retail and Licensing Veteran Peter Hollo to Head Up LIMA Germany

LIMA is pleased to announce that Peter Hollo has joined as Managing Director of LIMA Germany. A 28-year retail and licensing industry veteran, Hollo will manage day-to-day operations in Germany and surrounding territories while continuing to deliver a high level of service to our membership. He will continue to operate LIMA’s highly successful Day of License in Cologne and Licensing Market in Munich,

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Where Will You Be on Expo’s Opening Night?

So much going on at Licensing Expo, make sure these two can’t-miss events are on your calendar!   LIMA International Licensing Awards Ceremony The votes are in! Find out who the winners of this year’s LIMA International Licensing Awards are at our Awards Ceremony on June 21 during Licensing Expo. Join us at Mandalay Bay starting at 5:45pm for a drinks reception, and stay to cheer on your licensing colleagues!

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Leading Toy Industry Executives to Open Licensing Expo 2016 with Keynote Panel on Content Creation

Every toy has a story, and toy manufacturers themselves have become increasingly prolific creators of high-quality animated and live-action entertainment, whether for theaters, television screens or streaming and social media platforms. To kick off Licensing Expo 2016, sponsored by LIMA and owned and organized by UBM Americas, leading executives from three top toy companies will examine the burgeoning role that

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LIMA Member Lounge @ Expo – Book Your Meeting!

As a benefit to our members, LIMA will once again offer a meeting area, The LIMA Member Meeting Lounge (booth #A103) , on the show floor at Licensing Expo on June 21-23. Table space is limited and may be reserved in advance for those members wishing to hold a meeting during show hours. This year, we are also offering Toy

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