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Business

M&A: Bandai, Viacom, Bravado & More Expand

Major shake-ups in toys as Bandai Namco and Simba Dickie expand and the NPD releases 2018 stats. Plus, news in streaming, esports, and celebrity licensing…


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Food & Beverage

Mars, Ferrero & Modelez Top Confectioners of 2018

Mars Wrigley, Ferrero, and Mondelez are the top candy companies worldwide by retail sales—meanwhile, licensed sales in the food/beverage category top 6% in…


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Publishing

Marvel, DC Grow Market Share in Weak Comics Year

Disney’s Marvel is expected to outshine Warner Bros.’ DC Comics in retail sales both in the comic book and licensed merchandise sectors this year as the comics market continues to battle flattish growth…


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Digital Content

Streaming & New Media Updates

The latest in streaming and digital content updates from NBCUniversal, Endeavor, Disney, Hulu, Netflix, CBS, Meredith, and more…


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Licensing Law

Legal Updates: Netflix/Chooseco, Rihanna, Sears & More

The latest in trademark-based lawsuits and unique registrations, as well as some updates on retailers going through bankruptcy…


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Trademarks/Brands

Global Corporate TM/Brand-based Sales Up 2.6% to Reach $37 Billion in 2017

Licensed retail sales of corporate trademark/brand-based merchandise were up 2.6% worldwide in 2017, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. The U.S./Canada…


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RETAIL

Soft Goods, Home Lead Domestic Corporate TM/Brand Licensed Sales in 2017

Licensed retail sales of corporate trademark/brand merchandise grew 2.5% to reach $29.2 billion in 2017. The biggest drivers behind the roughly $710 million…


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Retail

Licensed Trademark/Brand-based Ecommerce Sales Jump 5.8% in 2017

Discounters, supermarkets/grocery, and ecommerce made the biggest gains in share of licensed retail sales in 2017 in the U.S./Canada…


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People

Who’s News—January 2019

The latest hires, promotions, and departures.

Featuring: DreamWorks, SYBO Games, DSW, Target, Penguin Random House, Marvel, eOne, and more…


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Business

M&A & CSR

We wrap up some of the biggest moves to impact business in 2019 and highlight those who are particularly good and doing good—Apple, IOC, Alibaba, Sesame Workshop, ABG, eOne, NASCAR, and more…


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