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ENTERTAINMENT/CHARACTER

Retail Sales of Licensed Merchandise Based on $100 MM+ Entertainment/Character Properties

This chart was published Jul. 2018 in conjunction with an in-depth analysis of entertainment/character properties with at least $100 million in sales in the U.S./Canada for 2017…


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Retail Sales

44 Entertainment/Character Brands Make the $100 Million List

Forty-four entertainment/character properties make our list of brands that generate over $100 million in retail sales of licensed merchandise in the U.S./Canada—accounting for $41 billion in sales worldwide in 2015…


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ESPORTS

New Players Enter the eSports Area

Turner’s Cartoon Network EMEA is the latest company to enter the $463 million eSports arena. Partnering with Machinima, live tournament will be based on its upcoming mobile game app Adventure Time Card Wars Kingdom. The company joins…


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VIDEO GAMES

Licensed Properties Play at E3

The hot topic of the show was Virtual Reality (VR) with Sony announcing that its PlayStation VR headset for PS4 will become available Oct. 13, priced at $500 and major game properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Batman getting the VR treatment on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift…


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VIDEO GAMES

Activision Latest to Launch TV/Movie Studio

Activision Blizzard made its latest move in a series set to position the company as a multi-platform entertainment franchise power…


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LEGAL

Video Games in Court

This chart was first published Oct. 21, 2015 in conjunction with an in-depth analysis of the unlicensed use of trademark brands in video games


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LICENSING LAW

Unlicensed Use of Trademark Brands in Video Games

Depicting real-life brands makes video games more realistic but may also lead to trademark infringement litigation…


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Film expansions

Peanuts Video Game

Peanuts Worldwide has licensed Activision Publishing for an original video game tied in to The Peanuts Movie slated for theaters this fall…

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