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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

TLL Special Report: War, Pandemic and Famine Threaten Licensing Recovery

A Special Report For TLL Prime Subscribers This is an excerpt from TLL’s annual Licensing Sales Report, which draws from our industry survey and a variety of other data sources to create the most complete picture of sales… . . . read more

Feature Report: Samsung Breaks Open New Licensing Category With Gaming Hub

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The Korean tech giant Samsung has just released a new Smart TV technology that opens the door for a new type of licensing. Samsung Electronics announced its released… . . . read more

Licensing Law Shocker: Hawley Targets Disney With Bill To Limit Copyright Protection

If Passed, Law Would Impact All Licensors, Limiting Copyrights to 56 Years By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Senator Josh Hawley is introducing legislation targeting Disney that would have a devastating impact on the… . . . 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

Who’s News: Major Leadership Changes at Hasbro and Mattel

Mattel Names New  President and Chief Commercial Officer; Hasbro Adds Two New Directors Two of the world’s largest toy and entertainment conglomerates have made key changes to their upper management and board composition. Hasbro announced… . . . read more


Sesame Workshop Develops 360° Capture of Sesame Street Set with Epic Games

Sesame Workshop has received an Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games, which will be used to support the production of a 360° capture of the set. The $150,000 Epic MegaGrant helps with the creation of a… . . . read more

Toy Licensing: Hasbro Unveils Massive Slate of New Products

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter Hasbro, Inc. has announced a large lineup of new content and products across its portfolio to continue its purpose-driven brand blueprint strategy. These products will include categories such as action,… . . . read more

Celebrity Licensing: Justin Bieber Collab Boosts Fortunes For Tim Hortons

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief When the donut chain Tim Horton’s signed a deal last November with pop superstar Justin Bieber (pictured here in a promotional photo), it brought together two Canadian icons,… . . . read more

Dorian and Lionsgate Partner to Increase Opportunities for Women in Gaming

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter The female-focused game creation platform Dorian has partnered with global content leader Lionsgate for a licensed Blair Witch game contest. But beyond that limited partnership is a much greater goal… . . . read more