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PROPERTY TYPES

Licensed Sales Reach $109 Billion in U.S./Canada in 2017

Retail sales of licensed merchandise inched up 2.3% to reach $109 billion in 2017, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Entertainment/character …


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People

Who’s News—4/9/2018

The latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: DC Entertainment, Turner APAC, Endemol Shine, Jakks Pacific, Marvel, Penguin Random House, Feld Entertainment, and more…


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Industry Watch

Over 95% of Companies Generate Under $10 Million in Licensed Retail Sales Annually

New TLL research reveals that it’s a small world after all—over 20% of companies in the licensing business clear under $3 million in licensed retail sales and over 70% of them have under 10 people tasked with the job…

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Experiential

Experiential, New Media & Partnerships

New content creation initiatives from Asmodee and DC Entertainment, Six Flags and Turner bring branded attractions to China, and more…


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People

Who’s News—3/26/2018

The latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: Genius Brands, Asmodee, LIMA, Fremantle, Lanvin, Activision Blizzard, Lowe’s, and more…


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Royalties

Average Royalty Edges Up 0.5% to Reach 8.79%

The average royalty rate across all property types and product categories edged up 0.5% in 2017 to reach 8.79% in the U.S./Canada. This marks the seventh straight year of growth…


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Business

M&A & Legal

ABG adds $1.2 billion brand to its roster, San Francisco institutes a fur ban, and Ubisoft strikes a deal with Tencent that keeps it out of the hands of Vivendi…


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Survey

Coming off a Strong 2017, Licensing Execs Cautious Going into 2018

Bucking the trend from previous years, hope does not spring eternal. According to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey, over 70% of licensing companies experienced growth in retail sales in 2017…


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Retail

Death of a Salesman

Toys ‘R’ Us is winding down its U.S. operations with an eye towards liquidating its inventory and 800 locations. Be forewarned, however, that TRU’s swan song is just the opening act for a great retail tragedy set to unfold over the next ten years…


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Licensing Law

Counterfeit Seizures Up 10%; Money Not the Issue?

In the U.S., retail sales of consumer goods are up—but so are the instances of counterfeits, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…


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