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Commentary: Why You Should Target Games For Your IP at Licensing Expo 2022

Featured Content From Layer Licensing Licensing Expo is a fantastic event to find new licensing opportunities for your IP. Licensing professionals from more than 70 countries will come together to Las Vegas this week in… . . . read more

Netflix Woes Just Beginning As It Loses Key Show Licenses

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Netflix faces an existential threat as it will soon lose the licenses for many of its most-viewed shows to rival streaming services. The streaming pioneer is rightly lauded… . . . read more

War In Ukraine Will Negatively Impact Licensing Industry in 2022/23

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief According to the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook, the war in Ukraine will set back the global economic recovery, will create several months of high inflation, and may… . . . read more

Analysis: Is Licensing Industry Prepared For a Cold War With China?

US Sanctions Loom As China Continues Alliance With Russia During War in Ukraine By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Much has been written about the impact of the Ukraine War on the global economy,… . . . read more

McDonald’s Honored With Licensing Sustainability Award

McDonald’s Restaurants received a standing ovation Thursday as the company was named winner of the Licensing Sustainability Award. The award was unveiled at the SPLiCE New Year Solutions conference in Los Angeles. The award itself… . . . read more

Collectibles: The Story Behind Fanatics Acquisition of Topps Trading Cards

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. The venerable Topps trading card business has agreed to an acquisition offer from Fanatics … the same company that yanked its… . . . read more

Mattel Honored With First Licensing Sustainability Award

The Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence and The Licensing Letter are pleased to announce that Mattel’s toy recycling program has won the first ever Licensing Sustainability Award. The LSA is awarded quarterly to… . . . read more

Licensing Opportunities: All The Shows And Films Unveiled On Disney+ Day

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief It’s Disney+ Day, and the House of Mouse has revealed release dates, trailers and artwork for more than two dozen new shows and films for the coming year…. . . . read more

Sustainability In Licensing: Mattel Exceeds Sustainability Goals For Packaging

Mattel continues to make huge strides toward a sustainable business model, saying the company exceeded its 2020 goal to achieve and maintain 95% recycled or FSC-certified content in the paper and wood fiber used in its… . . . read more

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


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