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Warner Music Investigating Subsidiary’s Actions in Russia

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Warner Music is investigating allegations that one of its subsidiaries continued to operate in Russia after the company suspended its operations. Those allegations were made in an exclusive… . . . read more

Update: Trademark Filings Reveal Kanye West’s Licensing Strategy

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief New trademark filings by Kanye West may help reveal the music star’s long-term goals, particularly after he terminated his licensing relationship with Gap Inc. According to a report… . . . read more

Licensing Law: Kanye West Ends Partnership With Gap

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West has abruptly ended his relationship with Gap Inc., accusing the company of failing to meet its obligations. West’s lawyers sent a letter to… . . . read more

Special Report: What the Taiwan Crisis Means For Licensing

Licensing Faces an Existential Threat As Tensions Grow Between China and the West By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Main Takeaways COVID-19 pandemic and Russian Invasion of Ukraine have revealed fragility of global trade… . . . read more

Macy’s Expands Store-In-Store Partnership With Toys ‘R’ Us

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Retail giant Macy’s says it will expand its partnership with Toys ‘R’ Us to include all of the 500+ stores in the United States. The company previously announced the… . . . read more

We Want to Hear From You For TLL’s Annual Licensing Royalty Survey

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The Licensing Letter’s annual survey on licensing royalties is now available, and we want to hear from you! Since 1978, The Licensing Letter has been providing the inside… . . . read more

Licensing Law: Roblox Sues WowWee For Allegedly Selling Toys Based On Its IP

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The metaverse platform Roblox is suing the Hong Kong toy company WowWee for a line of toys it says were inspired by Roblox avatars. The suit is aimed… . . . read more

Feature Report: Is There a Future for NFTs After Market Meltdown?

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief If you want to know how investors feel about NFTs right now, just follow the sound of the screaming. That should lead you to the hilariously apt Bear… . . . read more

Licensing Law: Gibson Wins Landmark Trademark Ruling For Iconic Guitar Designs

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Legendary guitar-maker Gibson has won a huge victory in a trademark case, aptly decided by a jury in Nashville, aka Music City. As a result, the court has… . . . read more

Licensing Bonanza: Marvel Unveils Entire Slate of MCU Films and Series

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Marvel Studios just blew the roof off the San Diego Convention Centre, where the future of the MCU Universe was unveiled to screaming fans. But it’s not just… . . . read more