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Brown & Friends Appearing in Starbucks For The Holidays

Adorable characters from the LINE app will be available at Starbucks through the holidays, thanks to a licensing deal with LINE FRIENDS. Starbucks this week announced the collaboration with LINE FRIENDS, a global brand and leading… . . . read more

Sustainable Licensing: Animal Planet Roars Into Burger King With Eco-Friendly Toys

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Sustainability seems to have been the theme of this month at The Licensing Letter, as several companies including McDonald’s Restaurants, Mattel, and Smiley have all revealed new environmentally… . . . read more

Canadian Experiment Furthers McDonald’s Sustainability Goals

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief McDonald’s is continuing its drive toward environmental sustainability with a new program in Canada that will see two Green Concept Restaurants unveiled in London, Ontario, and Vancouver, British… . . . read more

Happier Happy Meals, As McDonald’s Reduces Use of Plastics

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The world’s leading fast food chain McDonald’s is making sustainable changes to its Happy Meal toys, which will impact licensors. McDonald’s pledged Tuesday to “significantly” reduce the use… . . . read more

White Castle Marks A Century Of Burgers With A Licensing Onslaught

The legendary and long-lived burger chain White Castle is a hundred years young, and is celebrating its centennial with several key licensing partners. Partners like PUMA, DGK, Funko, Spirit Halloween, Spencer’s Gifts and more are… . . . read more

Licensing Law

On Notice: Sportswear, Organics & Bankruptcy Updates

Puma comes under fire from In-N-Out Burger while Addidas can’t shake a suit, the Organic Trade Association fights fraud, Gymboree’s assets are snapped up, and GMM and Hearst reveal their plans for Defy Media’s brands…


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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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Legal

Licensing Litigation

The good, the bad, and the weird concerning legal spats in the licensing industry.

Featuring: Disney, Iconix (versus New Era and its partners), an NBA prospect, Benihana, and more…


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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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Experiential

Experiential Roundup

See the latest in experiential licensing initiatives worldwide

Featuring: NASA, 20th Century Fox, Disney, Margaritaville, and more…


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