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The Wild World of Emoji

We’re exploring the wild world of emoji, with a correction for a listing we published back in June. See the most comprehensive list we have yet for the licensees and licensors involved in emoji…

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Business

M&A Shorts

Get the quick and dirty on the top business moves to impact the licensing industry.

Featuring: ABG, NFLPA, Marvel, PetSmart, Zuru, and more…


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Video Games

Esports Coming to the Olympic Stage As Sales Go Up

As the video game (licensed and not) business goes up, gaming video competitions are gaining recognition as a real sport. See the top games worldwide…


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ROYALTIES

Royalty Rates Flat; Average Up to 8.75%

We’re now in the second decade of long-term stability in royalty rates, with the average up 0.2% to reach 8.75% in 2016 for the U.S./Canada. In comparison, the average royalty was…


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Health & Beauty

L’Oreal Ranks as Top Beauty Company of 2016

The top beauty company reached $28.60 billion in worldwide sales. Unilever was No. 2, while Proctor & Gamble slid in at No. 3 despite a drop in sales. In contrast, retail sales of licensed HBA products…


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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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Property Types

At $106.5 Billion, 2016 the Best Year Yet for Licensed Sales in the U.S./Canada

Retail sales of licensed merchandise reached $106.6 billion in the U.S. and Canada in 2016, growing 3.2% from 2015, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. At last, the industry has surpassed the 2008 pre-recession high…


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Entertainment/Character

Licensed Nominations Make Up a Quarter of Nominations for Daytime Emmys

This year’s list of nominees for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards are out, and 23 TV shows with current licensing programs have a strong showing—snagging one-forth of nominations overall…


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Business

M&A & Legal

Keep track of the latest business deals to impact the licensing industry.

Featuring: Mattel, Spin Master, Walmart, PVH, and more…

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Entertainment/Character

Planned Feature Films with Licensing Potential

TLL’s ongoing feature of upcoming movie properties with potential for licensing…


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