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Retail Sales

Economics of Licensing

In 2016, licensed retail sales in the U.S./Canada make up just 0.005% of the total. But while the fraction is small, the growth rate of licensed sales has consistently outperformed…


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Business

Roundup: Business & Legal

Top business news impacting branding.

Featuring: WME | IMG (now Endeavor), Coach (now Tapestry), Authentic Brands Group, G-III and more…


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Experiential

Roundup: Experiential Initiatives

The top experiential licensing initiatives—from theme parks to live shows to jerseys—announced this week.

Featuring: eOne, LEGO, Universal, Netflix, NBA, and more…


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Business

M&A & Legal

The latest business and legal news to impact the licensing industry.

Featuring: Mattel, Illumination America, Spin Master, Alibaba, Hasbro, DC Comics, and more…


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Experiential

Experiential Roundup

See the latest in experiential licensing initiatives worldwide:

Featuring: Nickelodeon, Crayola, Hello Kitty, Häagen-Dazs, and more…


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LEGAL

Legal Updates

Margaritaville gets a win against casino licensee, Konami is under action from an allegedly unlicensed soccer player, and Duke University steps in on behalf of one of its student-athletes…


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Brief

Licensing Shorts

Get a quick look on what’s going on with counterfeits entering the U.S., how Sony got the rights to “emoji”, and Gen Z’s surprising preference on shopping in brick and mortar locations…


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WORLD OF LICENSING

Retail Sales of Licensed Wearables Up in Every Territory in 2015

Wearables is a bellwether of the overall licensing business—not just due of its size, but also because it provides an outlet for so many of the industry’s most important property types…


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ENTERTAINMENT/CHARACTER

Disney Dresses Up with Fashion

Deals with retailers Forever 21 and Cath illustrate Disney’s renewed emphasis on fashion products for its classic and contemporary brands. Disney’s 2016 deals run the gamut from low to high fashion and from apparel to cosmetics…


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TLL Survey

Apparel Fuels 3.1% Growth in U.S./Canada Fashion Licensing—Global Growth Is Even Higher

For all of its challenges, the fashion licensing industry continues to post strong sales in the U.S. and abroad. Global retail sales of licensed fashion goods totaled…


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