Festival of Licensing

YouTube skateboarding channel Braille turns to footwear after successful toy range debut

The leading skateboarding YouTube Channel, Braille Skateboarding, is building on the international success of its officially licensed range of toy fingerboards and skate ramps with a leap into the world of footwear. In a partnership brokered by Semaphore Licensing, the skate brand has teamed with R&R Footwear to develop a …

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Hasbro and eOne detail global broadcast partners for new My Little Pony: Pony Life series

Hasbro’s global entertainment studio, eOne has secured a strong line up of broadcast partners across most of the globe for the next latest chapter of the ever-popular My Little Pony brand. My Little Pony: Pony Life is a new series premiering in select territories this autumn, with a larger roll-out running …

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Lisle Licensing named exclusive UK agent for art and lifestyle’s Kate Smith Company

Lisle Licensing has been appointed as the exclusive UK licensing agent for the humorous art and lifestyle brand, Kate Smith Company. Based in the USA, the company behind the hugely popular brand ‘From Frank’ has briefed the team at Lisle to replicate its North America and Canadian success in the …

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Aardman teams with British designer Julie Dodsworth to create unique new Shaun the Sheep designs

The British Artisan designer, Julie Dodsworth has partnered with Aardman to create a set of hand painted designs, taking inspiration from the colours of the British countryside and the popular Shaun the Sheep brand. The new Shaun the Sheep x Julie Dodsworth collaboration not only renders the series’ hero Shaun …

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Peter Rabbit hops into long-term partnership with Cadbury for Easter 2021 and beyond

Penguin Ventures, the licensing arm of Penguin Random House UK, has today detailed a long-term partnership for its ever popular Classic Peter Rabbit brand with Cadbury at Easter to launch a suite of themed Cadbury products for Easter 2021. The initial Peter Rabbit range will hop onto shelves in time …

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The Tusk Trust eyes environment-conscious consumer products move with Golden Goose

The Tusk Trust, a charity that, for 30 years, has helped initiate conservation work in Africa has appointed Golden Goose to develop new licensing opportunities across multiple retail categories.   The environmental charity has a high profile thanks, in part, to its Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and has …

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Asmodee Entertainment brings board game art work to life in Artovision partnership

Asmodee Entertainment has signed a new licensing partnership with Artovision to bring to life several of its tabletop gaming properties through Artovision’s innovative multi-dimensional art collectables. Under the deal, Artovision will develop pieces inspired by the artwork of Catan, Arkham Horror, Twilight Imperium, KeyForge, and Legend of the Five Rings. …

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BlueSkye Licensing to develop family edutainment programme for best-selling book Prisoners of Geography

BlueSkye Licensing has partnered with the independent publishing house Elliott & Thompson to develop a family edutainment franchise programme around the Sunday Times’ best-selling Prisonsers of Geography book series. Written by Tim Marshall and first published in 2015, Prisoners of Geography has sold upwards of 1.5 million copies to date …

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Licensing International’s Graham Saltmarsh on the shape of things to come for the UK’s licensing scene

One month into his new position as MD of Licensing International’s UK division, the licensing industry stalwart Graham Saltmarsh has already begun to cook the plans with which he aims to give the organisation the shake up that the year 2020 has required of it. Whether it’s the proposed introduction …

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Motorhead and Judas Priest slow it down for Rock N’ Roll Colouring books

Taking a break from the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, Motorhead and Judas Priest are slowing things down a little, as the iconic rock bands move into the serenity of the adult colouring book trend. In a new deal brokered by Global Merchandising Services, the two groups have partnered …

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