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Consumer Electronics

CES Highlights

Some of the most interesting innovations to come out of CES 2017 embrace this year’s top each trends—including…


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LICENSING EXPO 2016

Franchises and the 360 Experience Dominate Vegas

Over the last week, 16,000 attendees braved triple-digit temperatures at Licensing Expo 2016 in Las Vegas. See the top trends emerging from the show this year…


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LICENSING EXPO 2016

360 Degrees to Every Brand

The 360 program is being ubiquitous amongst brands. See what new developments arose from Licensing Expo 2016…


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Housewares

Licensed Housewares at IHHS

Retail sales of licensed housewares goods in the U.S. and Canada grew a 1.5% in 2015, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. And as consumer confidence in the economy grows, sales are only expected to increase. The 2016 International Home + Housewares Show (IHHS) in Chicago…


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TRADE SHOWS

Brand Announcements from BLE

This year’s Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) was bigger than ever, with over 300 exhibitors from 69 countries descending on London to showcase 2,500 brands…


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Overview of the Wearable Technology Licensing Market

Much of the wearable computing technology that stole the spotlight at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, including Google Glass and Apple’s highly anticipated Apple Watch, are licensed products forged as a result of the partnership between technology and fashion brands…

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LICENSING EXPO 2015

Licensing Expo Is Coming-Out Party for Digital; Brand Revivals, Global Properties Also Loom Large

The arrival of digital celebrity, digital content and social media is the biggest story of Licensing Expo 2015. That “arrival” is, of course, more symbol than substance. Digital and social media have been reshaping licensing for more than a decade. But in 2015, it became…


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SURTEX 2015

10 Things about the Current State of Art Design Licensing You Need to Know

If you couldn’t make it to last month’s SURTEX conference in NYC, here are key takeaways about the current state of licensing of surface designs for home goods, fashion, paper and other goods, courtesy of consultant Jeff Grinspan who put together the conference program…

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Movies

Box Office Bounce Expected

Attendees at CinemaCon, the National Association of Theatre Owners trade show, looked bullish on a movie resurgence in 2015, due to big titles including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World, Minions, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens and a better spacing of releases throughout the year. Domestic ticket revenue was down more than 5% in 2014, to $10.35 billion, according to Rentrak. This year, however…

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Toy Fair 2015: New Toys Promote Engagement and Smart Play; Big Licensors Dominate the Licensing Action

The static, one-size-fits-all toy of the past won’t do; today’s toys need to be dynamic, adaptable, and suitable for creative play. Accordingly, user engagement, smart play and interactivity were the primary themes of the new products on display at this year’s New York Toy Fair, including licensed toys. There were 3 variations on these themes…

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