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Who’s News: Warner Music Group Appointing New CEO in 2023

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in ChiefYouTube exec Robert Kyncl will be appointed to the post of CEO at Warner Music Group, replacing current CEO Steve Cooper.Kyncl currently serves as the Chief Business Officer at… . . . read more

Who’s News: Zigazoo Appoints President of Consumer Products

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter The children’s social media network Zigazoo has appointed industry veteran Ashley Mady as its new President of Consumer Products. In the newly created role, Mady will spearhead physical and digital… . . . read more

UNIS Arcade Deal Makes Emoji Smile :-)

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter UNIS Technology Ltd has signed a licensing agreement with the emoji company to develop a series of arcade games for the emoji brand. Under the terms of the agreement, UNIS… . . . read more

Feature Report: Samsung Breaks Open New Licensing Category With Gaming Hub

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The Korean tech giant Samsung has just released a new Smart TV technology that opens the door for a new type of licensing. Samsung Electronics announced its released… . . . read more

Epic Games and Microsoft Strike Blow Against Apple and Google

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The hit game Fortnite is returning to iOS and Android devices, thanks to an innovative licensing deal between Epic Games and Microsoft. The deal also strikes a blow… . . . read more

Who’s News: Melanie Summers To Lead Buzzfeed’s Consumer Product Licensing

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter BuzzFeed has appointed licensing veteran Melanie Summers as SVP of Consumer Products for the company’s new unified business organization. Formed in 2006, BuzzFeed, Inc. is a digital media company known… . . . read more

Trademarks/Brands

Corporate TM/Brands Up 2.7% in 2016; Food/Bev & Tech Lead

Retail sales of corporate trademark/brand-based licensing were up 2.7% worldwide in 2016, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. The U.S./Canada made up…


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Branding

Google, YT & Microsoft MVPs Amongst Tech Brands

The title of most powerful tech brand worldwide goes to Google for the first time in six years—with the previous No. 1, Apple, falling behind other like YouTube, Microsoft, and Samung…


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Consumer Electronics

Licensed Consumer Electronics Up 3.5% in the U.S./Canada

Licensed consumer electronics merchandise grew 3.5% to reach $5.41 billion in the U.S./Canada.

Featuring: Foxconn, Sharp, Nokia, HMD Global, Atari, Skullcandy and more…


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TRADEMARKS/BRANDS

TLL Survey: Corporate Licensing Up 3% in 2015 Fueled by Food/Beverage & Automotive

At $27.6 billion, corporate trademarks and brands accounted for 27% of all retail licensed sales in the U.S. and Canada in 2015, the most of any segment (followed by fashion at 20% and sports at 14%), according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey

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