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Motorsports Licensing: Igloo Unveils Monster Jam-themed Playmate Coolers

Igloo, a leading producer of coolers, has partnered with Monster Jam on a product line perfect for tail gate parties. Monster Jam is an action-packed event series featuring gigantic monster trucks indulging in vehicular mayhem… . . . read more

Le Creuset and Harry Potter Put The Magic Into Cooking

Le Creuset has launched a Harry Potter-themed collection of its famous, multi-colored cookware through a licensing partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “The experience of cooking and sharing a memorable meal with loved ones is pure… . . . read more

Collaborations Licensing New Agent For World’s Best Apron Maker

Collaborations Licensing has announced this week a new partnership with Hedley & Bennett, arguably the best and most innovative apron brand in the world. While many people think an apron is an apron is an… . . . read more

The Gap Rolls Out New Home Products Brand

The Gap is now getting into home fashion, after signing a license for soft home merchandise with Al-Karam Textile Mills of Pakistan. The Gap says the collection will include bedding, bath and decorative accessories for… . . . read more

Business

M&A: New Faces, Same Places

The latest in business news takes us full circle, from home brands (Oneida, Zippo) to publishing (Penske Media, Hearst) to talent agencies (UTA) to retail (Walmart, Sears, TRU)…


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Business

M&A & Restructuring

The latest in M&A and other restructuring efforts.

Featuring: TRU, Gibson, Newell, NASCAR, Asmodee, and more…


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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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LICENSED HOME

Licensed Home-related Goods Up 3.4% WW in 2016

Retail sales of licensed home furnishings, housewares, and domestics grew by 3.4% globally. In the U.S./Canada…


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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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Pet Products

It’s a Dog’s Life

Life magazine, that is. Life and venerable home goods marketer Laura Ashley are among the brands entering licensing agreements for pet products. Life has signed licensee GHS Studio to make pet beds and bean bags, while Laura Ashley teamed with Unique Petz for a full line of items including leashes, furniture covers, kennels, carriers, toys, and more. Americans spent…

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