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Video games

State of the Union: Reviewing Video Games in 2018

The U.S. video gaming industry broke records in 2018 to hit an estimated $43.4 billion in sales—and retail sales of licensed products based on those games are expected to follow in those same footsteps…

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Licensing Law

Right of Publicity & Using Celebrities Without Permission

In the U.S., can a company utilize a person’s intellectual property without being under a licensing agreement? The answer: “Yes, sometimes.” While it might seem an anathema for any sensible licensing professional…

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Domestics & Stationery

Living Coral: 2019 NSS, NY Now & Surtex Edition

Conscientious, Organized, Retro, and Animated Living—From the floor of the 2019 National Stationery Show (NSS), Retail Renaissance NY Now, and Surtex, TLL brings you the latest in home, stationery, and surface design…


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Estates

Ruth, Ross & Rogers: America’s Top Personalities

Americans can’t seem to get enough of the three R’s—RBG, Bob Ross, and Mister Rogers. They’re calm, they’re collected, and they’re what we need right now…


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LAWSCAPE

Right of Publicity: Where Does Your State Stand?

The right of publicity comes from state rather than federal law—via statute or common law and, sometimes, both. But there are also 18 states that don’t recognize it. Here’s a state-by-state rundown…


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Sports

Tom Brady Leads Licensed NFL Player Sales in 2018-19

No matter what happens out in the field, the real MVP of the 2018-19 NFL season is—quite literally—Tom Brady…


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NFL Licensing

What’s Your Position? Offensive Players Lead NFL Licensed Retail Sales

When it comes to generating licensed retail sales, quarterbacks dominate the playing field…


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NFL

Seahawks, Coyboys Home to the Best-Selling NFL Players

The Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys were the most popular teams to show up on the NFLPA’s top 50 players list historically—this year, the Pittsburgh Steelers have taken the lead…


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Publishing

Marvel, DC Grow Market Share in Weak Comics Year

Disney’s Marvel is expected to outshine Warner Bros.’ DC Comics in retail sales both in the comic book and licensed merchandise sectors this year as the comics market continues to battle flattish growth…


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Trademarks/Brands

Global Corporate TM/Brand-based Sales Up 2.6% to Reach $37 Billion in 2017

Licensed retail sales of corporate trademark/brand-based merchandise were up 2.6% worldwide in 2017, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. The U.S./Canada…


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