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‘Star Wars’ Sweeps Licensing Awards

Disney Consumer Products’ Star Wars continues to prove its constant appeal (and reinvigorated dominion over merch-hungry fans) having won four awards at Tuesday night’s 2016 LIMA ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Award Nominations Reflect ‘Star Wars’ Fever

Representatives of top brands and major merchandise partners will convene on Las Vegas this summer for Licensing Expo 2016, and trade association LIMA will be presenting the annual ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Expo Shifting to May in 2017

UBM, the organizers of world’s-biggest industry event Licensing Expo, together with the show’s sponsor, the International Licensing Industry Merchandiser’s Association (LIMA), ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Guru Al Kahn Forms Entertainment Company

Alfred R. Kahn, founder of 4Kids Entertainment, Inc., and writer, actress and producer Jillian Crane have teamed up to form CraneKahn — an international children’s entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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BLE Announces License This Judges

Organizers of the Brand Licensing Europe event, taking place in London October 13-15 this year, have announced the 2015 judges for its License This! challenge. The panel will be chaired ... Continue Reading →
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‘Three Stooges’ Toon Getting Annecy Introduction

Kids distributor CAKE has announced a three party co-venture with animation studio Titmouse, Inc. and brand owner C3 Entertainment Inc. to produce a brand-new Three Stooges animated ... Continue Reading →
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LIMA Elects New Chairman, Directors

Rick Van Brimmer of The Ohio State University has been elected chairman of the board of The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association. He succeeds Maura Regan ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Reports Soaring Sales as Expo Opens

Sales of licensed merchandise from animation and VFX-based properties are on the rise and earning big bucks for the companies that own them. With the Licensing Expo now under way in ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg to Keynote Licensing Expo

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will deliver the opening keynote address at Licensing Expo 2014. “Licensing Expo’s keynote address is a rallying point for the ... Continue Reading →
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International Licensing Industry Announces Winners

This week, the top licensed properties and products of the past year were honored with the International Licensing Excellence Awards at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. Skylanders by ... Continue Reading →