Discover Japan’s Licensing Market!

Why You Need to Experience Licensing Expo Japan Japan is the third largest market in the world, generating $700 million in royalty revenues and nearly $12 billion in retail sales. Japan has  a rich portfolio of original, anime and pop culture characters across diverse categories. Changes in IP trends are occurring fast and online retail is growing rapidly.  Learn everything you

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In Memoriam: Loren Taylor

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our friend and colleague, Loren Taylor. Loren, 63, passed away on Monday, March 27, after a long and valiant fight against a rare form of cancer. He leaves behind his wife of 29 years, Lee Ann, and children, Caley and Colton.  Loren was a long-time LIMA member, always happy to

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LIMA Announces 2017 International Licensing Awards Nominees

LIMA has finalized the ballot for the 2017 International Licensing Awards! We received a record 461 entries – 100 more than last year’s record! – making this year’s ballot one of the most competitive yet. A total of 125 nominees from ten countries were named and will vie for the industry’s most prestigious and globally-recognized honor.  One quarter of the nominees, 31 companies,

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LICENSING EXPO JAPAN 2017 – Trend-focused Education and New Brands Announced

Tokyo (March 29, 2017) – UBM, organizers of Licensing Expo Japan, is pleased to announce an expanded lineup of educational seminars and new exhibitors for 2017. Sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), the inaugural Expo takes place on 26-28 April 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center, Japan. Adding to the excitement surrounding the inaugural Licensing Expo

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Licensing Expo Japan Pre-Seminar: What Exactly is Licensing? A Guide for First-Time Expo Visitors

LIMA Japan in conjunction with UBM Japan, the organizers of Licensing Expo Japan 2017 (26-28 April, Tokyo Big Sight) will jointly hold a pre-Expo seminar on licensing on 4th April in central Tokyo. Aimed at first-time Expo visitors and business people with a general interest in licensing, the seminar will introduce the basics of the business, preparing visitors for making the most

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LIMA Japan Elects its 2017 Board of Directors

LIMA Japan members elected two new directors to its board at its annual general meeting held on the 14th March 2017 at the Agora Higashi Nihonbashi meeting venue in central Tokyo. The incoming directors are Kaori Kurobe of The Licensing Company and Kentaro Yoshida of Tohokushinsha Film Corporation. The current board of directors are:   Chair David R. Buckley, President,

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LIMA Japan’s 2017 AGM & Post-AGM Networking Party

LIMA Japan held its annual general meeting on Tuesday 14th March at the Agora Higashi Nihonbashi meeting venue in central Tokyo. The meeting was officiated by LIMA Japan chair, David R. Buckley (President, Copyrights Asia) acting as AGM chair. 55 companies (including 31 proxies) with voting rights out of the total membership of 81 companies attended.  A quorum was achieved

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Licensing Expo Japan Special Pre-Show Seminar Attracts a Full House

UBM Japan, the organizer of Licensing Expo Japan and special show partner, LIMA Japan, attracted a full audience to its pre-Expo seminar program on licensing basics held on Wednesday 15th February at Tokyo Big Sight’s Conference Tower. The two seminars – one for marketing professionals and one for the health and beauty industry – were held during UBM-organized trade shows covering both business sectors,

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LIMA Japan Global Licensing Committee February Meeting Rewind:

Participants at February’s GLC meeting held on Monday 13th February, were honored with the presence of Koichiro Murotani, Attorney-at-Law at Murotani General Law Office. Murotani, a legal advisor for LIMA Japan and known for his legal guidance for Japanese T.V. dramas such as Legal High, offered his opinion on handling intellectual property clearances. The GLC members were able to discuss

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Licensing University 2017 to Feature Blend of Trending Topics and Key Basics

LIMA has assembled a wide range of business-boosting Licensing University™ sessions for Licensing Week 2017 that covers everything from the latest issues and trends to the fundamentals of how the licensing business works. Licensing University takes place May 22-25 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. It is part of Licensing Week, held concurrently with Licensing Expo, which is

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