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Cannabis will ‘disrupt virtually every consumer industry,’ says Beanstalk

Cannabis is ‘poised to disrupt virtually every consumer industry,’ from food and drink, beauty, and wellness, to the likes of home and garden, tourism and more, according to Beanstalk’s CEO and president, Allison Ames. The remarks landed amid a three-day celebration of the global licensing industry in Las Vegas, where …

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Strong night for Epic Games’ Fortnite as 2019 International Licensing Awards winners are revealed

Epic Games’ hit video gaming franchise, Fortnite won big at this year’s Licensing International 2019 International Licensing Awards, having taking home the coveted accolade across five categories. The popular battle royale game cleaned up when it took home a sweep of awards across Best Licensed Products apparel/footwear/accessories, Toys/games/novelties for ages …

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Moomin brand makes long awaited move for the US and Canada with King Features

The literary and art-based classic, Moomin brand is making new efforts for the US and Canadian licensing space in a deal that sees the popular brand take up residence within King Features’ growing portfolio of international IP. Bulls Licensing has turned to the licensing specialists – already known for its …

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Global retail sales of licensed products hits $280.3bn for 2018

Global retail sales of licensed merchandise and services hit $280.3 billion in 2018, a 3.2 per cent increase over the $271.6 billion generated in 2017, according to results of the fifth Annual Global Licensing Survey, released today by Licensing International. Royalty revenue for brand owners leapt to $15 billion, an almost …

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Haven Global to build Pokémon across Australia and New Zealand

The Pokémon Company International has named Haven Global as its exclusive licensing agent for the Australian and New Zealand markets, in a display of renewed commitment to the success of the brand in the key territories. For more than two decades, The Pokémon Company International (TPCi) has built up one …

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Copyrights Group and Rockefeller partner for new Paddington stage show

Copyrights Group and Rockefeller Productions have partnered to bring Paddington, the star of children’s books and both big and small screens, to the stage in a new live show. Launching in 2020, the stage will target a pre-school audience and will feature, for the first time, Paddington on stage in …

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Animation studio Cartoon Saloon makes move for licensing with Dentsu Entertainment

The animation studio, Cartoon Saloon is teaming with Dentsu Entertainment USA to explore licensing and mrchandising opportunities for its IP, including the animated feature Wolfwalkers. Cartoon Saloon’s ancillary rights division will be heading to Licensing Expo in Las Vegas this week for the first time, where it will showcase its …

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PBS Kids series Wild Kratts builds out licensing pack

The popular PBS Kids series, Wild Kratts is growing its roster of licensing partners to include debut fashions from C-Life Group and new published titles from Random House Children’s Books. In a tranche of new deals for the animated series, PBS Distribution, Pressman, and Topix Media Lab are each preparing …

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School of Roars is making noise in Italy with Centauria publishing deal

Atlantyca Entertainment has inked a deal with the Italian publisher, Centauria, to launch a nw pre-school magazine based on the his 2D animated series, School of Roars. The School of Roars bi-monthly magazine is aimed at young readers aged three to six, and will be published in October this year, …

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“We love Elmer’s potential for licensing in the US and Canada,” says sub-agent Spotlight Licensing

Metrostar Media has appointed Spotlight Licensing and Brand Management as the US and Canadian sub-agent for the popular children’s book property, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. Spotlight Licensing will be presenting Elmer at this year’s Licensing Expo, taking place in Las Vegas this June. The firm has been charged with building …

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