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Trademarks/Brands

Food, Electronics Drive 2018 Corporate TM/Brand-based Growth

The U.S. and Canada generated nearly $29.8 billion in licensed retail sales of goods based on corporate trademarks/brands in 2018. The largest product categories by dollar growth in that year…


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Art

Art-based Licensing Jumps 1.3%; Commercial Artists Drive Growth in Home Goods

Retail sales of licensed art-based merchandise jumped 1.3% in 2018 within the U.S. and Canada to reach $5.9 billion. The art and artists sub-category led with 1.4% growth ($61 million), while museum-based licenses drove 1.0% growth ($15 million) in licensed retail sales…


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Fashion

Discount, Value Channels Drive Fashion Brand-based Growth in 2018

Retail sales of licensed fashion brand-based goods jumped 1.6%, with most of the growth emerging from discount and value retailers. Despite the loss of thousands of retail storefronts over 2018, sales through brick-and-mortal locations grew…


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EXPERIENTIAL

M&A & Partnerships

This week in mergers, aquisitions, and partnerships:

Crunchyroll is now the majority investor in VIZ Media Europe Group, consolidating its hold over the European anime market, and Dr. Seuss Enterprises launches a new 5-year touring show with Kilburn…


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Fashion

Fashion Brand-based Growth Led by Accessories; Bags, Headwear Big Winners of 2018

Retail sales of licensed fashion brand-based merchandise grew 1.6% in 2018 in the U.S. and Canada to reach $22.1 billion, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Of that growth, 41% came from licensed accessories…


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Sports

Sports-based Licensing Stumbles with 1.4% Growth in the U.S. & Canada

Licensed retail sales of sports-based merchandise grew 1.4% to reach $16.1 billion in the U.S. & Canada in 2018…


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U.S. & Canada

Canadian Licensed Retail Sales Lag Behind U.S. in Growth; Bright Spots Emerge Up North

Licensed retail sales in the U.S. and Canada grew a combined 1.4% in 2018. In the U.S., a relatively dampened growth rate nevertheless propelled the territory to hit the $100 billion licensed retail sales mark for the first time…


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Share of Retail Sales of Licensed Merchandise, by Property Type, Asia

Retail Sales of Licensed Merchandise, by Property Type, Asia

Retail Sales of Licensed Merchandise, Based on Art Properties, U.S.


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