Monthly Archive: June 2016

Watch the Licensing Expo 2016 Keynote Video

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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


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


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


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,


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!


LIMA Japan Delivers Key Industry Content Seminar At VIPO Academy

On May 18, LIMA Japan’s Kaori Taniguchi, General Manager, LIMA Japan, delivered a seminar outlining the character licensing industry at VIPO Academy, an educational program to nurture young professionals in the contents industry. The Visual Industry Promotion Organisation (VIPO), a major Japanese NPO, is charged with increasing the international competitiveness of Japan’s content industry, which will in turn contribute to the