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PEOPLE

Who’s News

Follow the latest hires, promotions, departures—and award winners!

Featuring: Sony Pictures, Disney, Warner Bros., and more…


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Entertainment/Character

Planned Feature Films with Licensing Potential

TLL’s ongoing feature of upcoming movie properties with potential for licensing…


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Editorial

Upcoming Features on TLL

Get the latest on what TLL is planning to cover, and how you can be part of it. Follow us on Twitter (@licensingletter) to get updates throughout Expo—inclusing the chance to win a 1 year subscription to Licensing Sourcebook Online!…


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Business

M&A & Partnerships

Business moves, merges, rebrandings, and new partnerships.

Featuring: CLC (now IMG College), The Company and Uncle Milton, Maurizio Distefano and Biplano, Tencent, JCPenney, NFLPA and more…


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People

Who’s News

Follow the latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: Universal, Trends Intl. Group, Brand Central, Adidas, Ralph Lauren, IMC Toys, and more…


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Worldwide

Worldwide Sales by PT & PC: Entertainment/Toys Drive Growth

Global retail sales of licensed merchandise grew over $4 billion in 2016, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. On the property side, entertainment/character sales swelled 5.0%, while on the product side, toys/interactive games led with 3.8% growth…


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Business

M&A: Coach, Pokémon & DHX

Coach acquires Kate Spade (and what that might mean for licensing partners), Pokémon invests in Wicked Cool Toys (now master toy), and DHX buys Strawberry Shortcake and (a controlling stake in) Peanuts…


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Entertainment/Character

Entertainment in Experiential & Social

Follow the latest in social media trends and experiental licensing, and what that means for entertainment/character brands.

Featuring: Sanrio, Disney, LEGO, Cartoon Network, and more…


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People

Who’s News

Follow the latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: Firefly, Rovio, Nickelodeon, AwesomenessTV, Spin Master, Golden Bear, and more…


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Worldwide

Licensed Sales Up 2.7% Worldwide; U.S./Canada Leads in Growth

With over $167.5 billion in licensed retail sales, 2016 was by 2.7% better than 2015 worldwide, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. But while most of the world stablized, growth remained uneven and some previously bright economies have lost their luster…


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