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Under Armour Ending Licensing Deal With NFL

Sports clothing and equipment company Under Armour is preparing to end its licensing contract with the National Football League, according to a report in the Financial Times. Under Armour has not officially confirmed the contract… . . . read more

TikTok And Universal Expand Their Musical Alliance

Universal Music Group (UMG) has entered into a landmark agreement with TikTok that will continue its transformation of the way music is marketed and sold. As earlier reported in The Licensing Letter, TikTok has entered… . . . read more

BBC Adopts Brainbase Licensing Tech for Bluey Franchise

BBC Studios has announced a partnership with Brainbase to use that company’s software for end-to-end IP management, and will initially use the technology for its breakout hit Bluey. The BBC says Brainbase Assist will be… . . . read more

Licensing Legal Dispute Ended By Settlement

Two toy companies have peacefully resolved their licensing dispute after the parties recently obtained a ruling in court. The two companies have released a joint statement saying in part, “GennComm LLC (“GennComm”) and Beverly Hills… . . . read more

Legal

Legal Watch: Sears & Patagonia File Suit, SCOTUS Reevaluates TM Law

Sears and Patagonia file suit; plus, we break down what’s behind the latest Supreme Court case that could potentially open the door for “immoral” and “scandalous” marks to gain federal protection…


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Legal

Legal Tracker: Anti-competition & Trademark Registration Edition

We break down the trademark application issues plaguing Warner Bros. and Olivia Jade; plus, the EU fines Nike and Urban Outfitters is sued by Eris over its gender-neutral mark…


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Licensing Law

On Notice: Sportswear, Organics & Bankruptcy Updates

Puma comes under fire from In-N-Out Burger while Addidas can’t shake a suit, the Organic Trade Association fights fraud, Gymboree’s assets are snapped up, and GMM and Hearst reveal their plans for Defy Media’s brands…


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Online

Digital Deets: Retail, Social & Gaming Updates

What you need to know from ecommerce, egaming, and internet-related news. Featuring Amazon, Rovio/Sprint, pocket.watch, YouTube, TikTok, 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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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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