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Posh Paws and Swarovski secure glistening new deal for high-end plush

Posh Paws is making a play for the high-end plush market through a new partnership with Swarovski to manufacture and supply a new range of Swarovski-approved plush products. In a deal brokered by Licensing Link Europe, the collection will be created under the Chic & Love brand that not only …

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Wynne Jones IP launches Code of Conduct to stem the issue of copycat products in the toy industry

The Toy and Game Copycat Code of Conduct will aim to fuel and reward innovation within the toy industry, while crack down on the controversial issue of products of similar look and style launching within the toy industry. Victor Caddy, director and partner of trademarks and design at Wynne Jones …

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Authentic Brands Group opens Mexico HQ as key to international markets

Authentic Brands Group has detailed the opening of ABG Mexico, a move that will add to the company’s footprint in key international markets across Mexico, Central and South America. The HQ is located in the Colonia Polanco neighbourhood of Mexico City, and is dedicated to generating growth opportunities for the …

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Mumsnet steps into the licensing game with The Point. 1888

The UK’s largest website for parents, Mumsnet, has signed The Point.1888 to deliver a brand licensing programme in support of its mission to ‘make parents’ lives easier’. As part of the programme, Mumsnet has tasked The Point.1888 to create new branded products across categories such as home, beauty, fashion and …

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BLE 2019: The Hilda’s alive – Silvergate Media on the rise of a new pop culture icon

Whether it’s because of my affinity with Scandinavian crime fiction, or my new found appreciation of the Japanese artform of manga and anime, I find myself inexplicably drawn towards Silvergate Media’s newest animated series. Of course, it should go without saying that the Netflix children’s animation that launched in September …

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Alpha Animation and toy and licensing personality Mark Slater-Hyndman passes away

Mark Slater-Hyndman, Alpha Animation’s UK and Ireland general manager, has died, having lost a long-fought battle with cancer. The much-loved industry personality was an active member of the licensing and toy community, notably his great work for the UK licensing fund-raising charity, The Light Fund, as well as the toy …

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Italy’s Eanimation secures global rights for popular publishing IP Olga the Cloud

The Italian animation studio Enanimation has secured the rights to develop – globally and on all platforms – the popular pre-school publishing property Olga the Cloud. Created by the author writer and illustrator Nicoletta Costa, Olga the Cloud has been a global publishing success for over 30 years – follows …

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Rocket Licensing secures brace of partners for Channel 4 comedy Derry Girls

Independent licensing company Rocket Licensing has secured a slate of four new licensing partners for the Channel 4 comedy series, Derry Girls, on behalf of the independent production company Hat Trick. These new partnerships cover daywear, sports and leisure apparel, wall art and gifting, paper ware and social stationery. The …

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Harry Potter proves triumphant among Independent Toy Awards 2019 winners

The UK’s independent toy retail scene has confirmed Warner Bros.’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter franchise as one of the hottest licenses on the toy scene this year, voting the brand as a Gold winner across four categories in this year’s Independent Toy Awards. Among what is yet another extensive …

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DHX Media appoints Eric Ellenbogen as its new CEO

DHX Media has appointed Eric Ellenbogen its new chief executive officer and vice chair of the board of directors, effective today, succeeding Michael Donovan, who has stepped down as CEO. Donovan has also stepped down as executive chair, but will continue to serve on the board as founding chair. Donald …

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