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Help for Aches and Pains

Sports-related licensing deals and other ventures involving athletes and licensed sports IP are starting to proliferate in the emerging CBD category. Although each agreement is unique, any resulting products are apt to focus on addressing specific aches, pains, and injuries caused by sports or an active lifestyle. Some recent examples: • Former NFL Patriot Rob […]

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The ABCs of CBD

The licensing community’s interest in cannabis remains strong, but the emphasis of late has moved from products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to items containing cannabidiol (CBD). Both offer many of the same benefits, according to proponents, such as their ability to alleviate anxiety, ease pain, and reduce seizures. The primary difference is that THC, the main […]

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Stirring the Pot

Trademark licensing has been a notable factor in the marijuana industry since at least 2015—especially involving musicians, chefs, cannabis brands, and related lifestyle labels—and has been growing as more states and countries legalize the production, sale, and use of the substance. (Colorado and Washington were the first states in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for […]

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Bankrolling Brand Extension

At the end of last month, Iconix Brand Group reported that it was selling The Sharper Image to ThreeSixty Group. The announcement offers a good opportunity to take a look at the recent activities of the major investment companies that have become such a strong presence in licensing, especially in the fashion, luxury, corporate brand, […]

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Celebrity Sightings

Celebrity presence at this year’s Licensing International Expo, which officially opens tomorrow (June 21, 2016), promises to skew toward the sports arena, as many of the scheduled appearances are tied to athletes or others in the sports industry. The NFL Players Association is bringing a contingent of pro football team members, from Ameer Abdullah of […]

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A Lovely Bunch of Coconut Water

Coconut water is starting to show its presence in the world of licensed products, although not as fast as perhaps might be expected, given the steep rise in its popularity on grocery store shelves over the past five years or so. In 2014, Everlast licensed Cellulations LLC for a branded coconut water- and sea salt-fortified […]

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