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Dolly Parton names IMG her first global licensing agency

The famed country musician, Dolly Parton has appointed IMG as her first exclusive global licensing representative. Parton is already a client in North America of IMG partner company WME. The multi-year partnership will see IMG work with the US music icon to create a lifestyle brand that will provide engaging …

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The Point. 1888 lights up new licensing line for Katie Alice

Th Point. 1888 is continuing to bolster it portfolio this year, having just secured an exclusive deal with the renowned design brand, Katie Alice. The licensing specialist has once again been quick out of the starting blocks, and has already signed the brand’s first licensee in the form of Candlelight, …

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“Very strong first quarter” for Funko as sales grow 22 per cent

Funko continues to go from strength to strength, having just seen its net sales grow 22 per cent to $166.8 million in its first quarter trading results. In what the company’s CEO has cited as a “very strong quarter,” for the pop culture and collectables specialist, it looks to be …

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Transport for London strengthens international route with new licensing agents

TSBA Group is looking to strengthen its Transport For London brand in the international marketplace, with the appointment of two new licensing agents. The London-based firm has tapped License Connection to act as the brand’s agent in the Benelux region, while MJA Licensing will be heading up TfL’s activity in …

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To Home From London selects Myne Cards as first licensing stop

The lifestyle brand, To Home From London has selected Myne Cards as its first licensing destination, as it looks to build out from its position in the souvenir sector. To Home From London is a Camden-based brand that creates authentic souvenirs with its own watercolour-signature artworks. The deal with Myne …

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Jumbo Games reveals new Toy Story 4 puzzles range

Jumbo Games has launched a range of five new puzzles for fans of Buzz, Woody and the cast of Toy Story as Disney-Pixar prepares to release the fourth instalment of the popular film franchise this summer. Jumbo’s new range of Toy Story 4 puzzles consist of five formats depicting the …

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Mattel signs deal to develop toys for Disney-Pixar titles past, present and future

Mattel is expanding its global licensing agreement with Disney to span new titles and develop toys inspired by characters from all Pixar Animation Studios’ film properties. Included in the new agreement are the upcoming 2020 movie releases, including Onward, as well as titles like Coco, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., and …

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Funimation celebrates 25 years of anime success with Funko partnership

The anime specialist – and subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television – is kickstarting a year-long celebration to mark 25 years in the field, with a new partnership with the pop culture experts Funko. Funimation was originally founded in 1994 with the purpose of bringing Dragon Ball Z to North American …

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Caroline Mickler named UK licensing agent for Paul McCartney’s Hey Grandude

Caroline Mickler Ltd has been named the UK licensing agent for Hey Grandude, the first children’s picture book to be created by the icon of British pop music, Paul McCartney. The licensing outfit, owned and run by Carolin Mickler herself, represents the UK licensing rights for a number of high …

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Electric Rhubarb is the new fine fragrance from RHS and Floral Street

A new line of Royal Horticultural Society-inspired fragrances will now be showcased at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May, thanks to a new partnership with the British floral fragrance company, Floral Street. Called Electric Rhubarb, the fragrance’s packaging will feature the Floral Street and RHS logos against the background …

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