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Fashion

M&A Watch: Fashion Forward

Mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships in the fashion space.

Featuring: ABG, Concept One, Nine West, Sequential Brands, Hudson’s Bay, and more…


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Business

Experiential, Content & Alternative Initiatives

This week’s must-read punchlist spanning everything from hotels to pop-up shops, new digital content initiatives, and partnerships…


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LICENSED GOODS

Average Royalty Ranges Smooth Over Large Gaps

Over the last decade, the average royalty rate has hovered around 8.7% for all licensed goods. But while averages are important, ranges are perhaps even more so…


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Interactive

Mobile & More Content Licensing

Jurassic World gets an AR app, 40 Hasbro brands get digital goods, Subway Surfers returns to YT, and Angry Birds is launching into the real world…


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Experiential Licensing

Experiential Activations

These new experiential activations will move you—literally. Read more on new initiatives from Disney, the UFC, Endemol Shine, and Hearst/IMG…


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Worldwide

Fashion, Entertainment & Corporate Brands Lead Globe

Three property types drove global retail sales of licensed merchandise last year—with territories outside the U.S./Canada outperforming the territory by 1.4 percentage points…


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ENTERTAINMENT/CHARACTER

What Kids Want (to Wear)

The top dozen or so entertainment/character licensors generate up to 75% of total share of branded apparel goods for children. These findings show, however…


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Licensing Law

Retail & Legal Tracker

U.S. retailers are stocking up, Peanuts is at home in Japan, TRU adds $180 million in toy sales, Burberry and Stan Lee go to court, and more…


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Business

Royal Weddings: Marvel/Epic & Nestle/Starbucks

Move over Meghan, you’re not the only dazzling bride this week. Read the details behind the $7.8 billion alliance between Nestle and Starbucks and the immeasurable Marvel/Epic Games collab…


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Entertainment/Character

Birthday Cheer

How old are you now? Well, Garfield and The Snowman are both 40, Mickey Mouse is 90, and…


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