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Sports

Sales of Sports-based Licensed Goods Up 2.7% Worldwide in 2017

Worldwide licensed retail sales of sports-based merchandise reached $21,154 million in 2017, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. The bulk of that growth came from…


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Entertainment/Character

NYCC 2018: A Bigger, Badder Nostalgia Rush

Now in its 13th year, NYCC emerged bigger than ever before as an estimated 250,000 attendees swarmed the city. Our editor shares her impressions of the show and top takeaways…


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Worldwide

U.S./Canadian Brands Contribute $111 Billion to Worldwide Licensed Sales

Worldwide licensed retail sales reached $171 billion in 2017; of that, 65% can be attributed to brands originating from the U.S./Canada, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Business

M&A: Shakedowns in Fashion & Food

The latest in business moves to impact licensing.

Featuring: Inspire Brands and Chanel, Perfumania, Michael Kors, LVMH, and more…


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Retail

Roundup: M&A & Partnerships

The top news clips this week. Featuring: Viacom, Imax, Netflix, NFL, Fanatics Chelsea FC, B&N, Staples, L Brands, and more…


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Guest Op-Ed

Pioneering a Fresh Approach to IP Rights in China

Landmark Western cultural institutions are increasing their presence in the Middle Country. In this Guest OpEd, Alfilo Brands CEO Yizan He discusses the wave of companies pioneering a new approach to IP rights in China…


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Art

Sales of Art-based Brands Up 1.8%; Home Boosts Growth

Art-based properties saw somewhat anemic 1.8% growth in the U.S./Canada in 2018—the property type makes up 5.4% of total retail sales in the territory, with the art & artist subcategory making up 4% of the total and museums 1.4% share…


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Worldwide

Art Licensing Hits $9.23 Billion in Retail Sales in 2017

Licensed retail sales of art-based merchandise grew just 4% over the last 5 years in the U.S./Canada compared to 16% worldwide, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Retailers

Specialty & Discount Lead Distro Channels for Licensed Art Brands

In 2017, specialty retailers and discounters tied for equal share in distribution of licensed products based on art properties in the U.S./Canada, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Legal Watch

Legal Watch: Sporting Goods & Apparel; Toys & Games

Sports lifestyle brands Adidas, Crossfit, Reebok, Nike, and Under Armour made news this week; plus, a look back on TRU and eOne wins in China…


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