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Brit Lit

Classic character properties with roots in British children’s literature have been expanding their licensing activities of late, mainly in their home market and largely with a focus on adult consumers. Many of the licensors are capitalizing on high-profile anniversaries and/or entertainment releases, while others are simply trading on retro appeal, especially for fans who grew […]

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Plotting a Course for Licensing

Maps are growing as a design theme for licensed apparel, gifts, and home décor, particularly in the U.K. market: Rocket Licensing is expanding the A-Z brand, founded in 1936. New launches for 2016 include a capsule collection from men’s fashion brand Ben Sherman highlighting 1960s-era maps of Carnaby Street, Portobello Road, and other locations where […]

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Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, and a number of British marketers are capitalizing on the event. About 10 of The British Library’s 35 licensees are creating Alice product under British Library branding; the institution has the original book in its holdings. The most successful licensee to date is Moleskin, […]

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