LIMA News

How a Powerhouse Brand Portfolio Innovates like a Scrappy Startup!

A powerhouse brand portfolio innovates like a scrappy startup! Yes, sometimes, a new business opportunity is hidden in plain sight. It may be:   a new approach to the lip balm business that leverages the iconic shape of a HERSHEY’S Kiss; a cross-merchandising juggernaut to take advantage of the HERSHEY’S bar’s role as the core of S’mores; or the year

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Maura Regan Named President of LIMA

LIMA has announced that Maura Regan has been named President of the organization effective July 1. She will succeed current LIMA President, Charles Riotto, who retires on June 30 after a 21-year career with LIMA. Regan currently serves as Executive Vice President. In her new position, she will leverage her vast licensing knowledge and international expertise to further expand LIMA’s

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LIMA to Induct Elias Fasja-Cohen, Brian Goldner into Licensing Hall of Fame

LIMA is excited to announce Elias Fasja-Cohen, CEO and Founder of Tycoon Enterprises, and Brian Goldner, Chairman and CEO of Hasbro, Inc. as the 2018 inductees to the LIMA Licensing Hall of Fame. This year’s Hall of Fame Induction will take place Tuesday, May 22, at the LIMA Licensing Awards Ceremony during Licensing Expo 2018 in Las Vegas. “LIMA is

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All Things Toy Fair 2018

Toy Fair is right around the corner – make sure you’re ready with LIMA’s Toy Fair checklist! Are You Registered for LIMA’s Toy Fair Party? Tackle the Toy Fair scene with LIMA! Join us on Monday, February 19 for our annual Toy Fair Party from 6:00-8:00pm at the brand-new NFL Experience venue in Times Square. Network with your licensing colleagues, enjoy fun food and

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LIMA Japan Delivers Licensing Basics Seminar to Ultraman’s Tsuburaya Productions

LIMA Japan continues its mission to deliver educational learning opportunities to its membership. At the request of Tsuburaya Productions, the Japanese special effects studio famous for the Ultraman series, LIMA Japan planned and delivered a seminar entitled “Brand Licensing Basics” to a packed room of 100 staff  members at Tsuburaya Productions head office in Tokyo on Monday, 22 January 2018. The seminar was led

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Licensing Expo 2018 Announces New Exhibitors Including Members Only, Penguin Random House, tokidoki, Warner Music Group

Industries Spanning Entertainment, Media, Music and More Converge at this Year’s Expo; Fashion Brands Increase Presence on the Show Floor SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2018) –Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, today announced that a diverse roster of new exhibitors have signed on for this year’s event including Flying Colors Apparel, Gearbox, Members Only, Penguin

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Winners Announced for 2018 LIMA Asian Licensing Awards!

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 Program of the Year Super Wings – ALPHA GROUP CO., LTD Corporate Brand or Lifestyle Program of the Year Barbie – Mattel Inc. Entertainment Program of the Year Beauty and the Beast –

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LIMA Spotlights Global Development with Two New Executive Hires

LIMA is excited to announce that Gisela Abrams, Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships and Sharon Weisman, Senior Director, Global Business Development, are joining the organization effective January 2018. Abrams brings with her an extensive career in international brand licensing, and Weisman vast industry knowledge and sales expertise, to broaden the scope of LIMA’s services and offerings to the global industry. “We

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Marc Mostman to be Honored for Service to Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles

LIMA is proud to congratulate Marc Mostman, Partner at Striker Entertainment and LIMA Board Member, who is being recognized by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles for his dedication and service with this year’s Inspiration Award. This award is presented to an individual who has had a positive impact on the JBBSLA programs by motivating staff and volunteers, as well as encouraging local children to discover the beauty and strength of their

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LIMA Seeking Recommendations for 2018 Board of Directors

Have you ever considered becoming a member of the LIMA Board of Directors? Here’s a few reasons why it’s a great idea: Engage with other industry leaders who want to make a difference – and have fun doing it! Help drive the decision making that affects the overall industry Have a stronger voice in the licensing industry Elevate your presence

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