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Ray-Ban Smart Glasses Put the ‘Face’ Into Facebook

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Facebook is getting into the smart glasses business in a big way, partnering with the premiere shades company Ray-Ban to release a line called Stories. The release of… . . . read more

Trends: Rise Of The ‘Re-Commerce Economy’

By Alicia Rosa Manager of Trend & Creative Services Brand Central Re-commerce, or reverse commerce, is peaking with the introduction of a slew of new resale partnerships and concepts from mainstream retailers and brands. This… . . . read more

WTF Are NFTs, And Why Should You Care? Find Out In This Video

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief If you’ve read recent articles in TLL about the rise of NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, you’d know I am not a fan of the technology, nor how it… . . . read more

What Consumers Will be Looking for in a Post-COVID World

By Alicia Rosa Brand Central Insights Consumers are starting to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. This new vaccinated world will be a testing ground to see if the pandemic-driven trends… . . . read more

SPLiCE Hosting ‘License To Play Globally’ Conference on April 26

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence (SPLiCE) is celebrating its 17th anniversary on Monday—which is also World IP Day—by hosting a conference on ways to protect,… . . . read more

Beijing Lashes Out at Western Fashion Brands

WAR OF WORDS OVER HUMAN RIGHTS SPILLS OVER INTO LICENSING, AS CHINA HITS BACK AGAINST H&M, ADIDAS, NIKE, AND MORE Stung by accusations of human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region, Beijing is lashing out… . . . read more

Cardi B Releases Doll, Then Deactivates Her Twitter Account

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The famous and sometimes infamous rapper Cardi B has released her own limited edition fashion doll, and within three minutes the doll had sold out, and Cardi B… . . . read more

Startup’s Sales Soar After Sesame Street Deal

The success of innovative startup company Glo underlines the critical importance of seeking out smart licensing deals with popular brands. Glo, a young company based in Starkville, Miss., recently signed a licensing agreement with Sesame… . . . read more

Spotify Removes K-Pop Songs in Licensing Debacle

If you’re a big K-pop fan with a Spotify account, you’re probably not too happy today. Thanks to a breakdown in licensing talks, songs from some of the world’s biggest K-pop stars have vanished from… . . . read more

Special Report: The Future of Hasbro

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The ‘Play and Entertainment’ conglomerate Hasbro has for the first time outlined its future plans in a live investor event, and as expected, the news will be game… . . . read more


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