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Trade Shows

New Shows, Owners and Opportunities

BolognaFiere Comes to NYC, Olympia London has a new owner, & TLL is offering special show discounts…

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Trade Shows

Toy Fair 2017: Shrink Rays, Traditional Play & Robotics

To all those who attended North American Intl. Toy Fair in New York—hope you had a great show! Here are some of the notable trends TLL saw on the floor…

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Consumer Electronics

CES Highlights

Some of the most interesting innovations to come out of CES 2017 embrace this year’s top each trends—including…

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Franchises and the 360 Experience Dominate Vegas

Over the last week, 16,000 attendees braved triple-digit temperatures at Licensing Expo 2016 in Las Vegas. See the top trends emerging from the show this year…

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360 Degrees to Every Brand

The 360 program is being ubiquitous amongst brands. See what new developments arose from Licensing Expo 2016…

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Licensed Housewares at IHHS

Retail sales of licensed housewares goods in the U.S. and Canada grew a 1.5% in 2015, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. And as consumer confidence in the economy grows, sales are only expected to increase. The 2016 International Home + Housewares Show (IHHS) in Chicago…

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Brand Announcements from BLE

This year’s Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) was bigger than ever, with over 300 exhibitors from 69 countries descending on London to showcase 2,500 brands…

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Overview of the Wearable Technology Licensing Market

Much of the wearable computing technology that stole the spotlight at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, including Google Glass and Apple’s highly anticipated Apple Watch, are licensed products forged as a result of the partnership between technology and fashion brands…

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Licensing Expo Is Coming-Out Party for Digital; Brand Revivals, Global Properties Also Loom Large

The arrival of digital celebrity, digital content and social media is the biggest story of Licensing Expo 2015. That “arrival” is, of course, more symbol than substance. Digital and social media have been reshaping licensing for more than a decade. But in 2015, it became…

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10 Things about the Current State of Art Design Licensing You Need to Know

If you couldn’t make it to last month’s SURTEX conference in NYC, here are key takeaways about the current state of licensing of surface designs for home goods, fashion, paper and other goods, courtesy of consultant Jeff Grinspan who put together the conference program…

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