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Celebrities As Licensees

Celebrities are well known to be active property owners, extending their personal and brand names in a variety of ways. One of those is to launch their own companies to market their products, in lieu of signing licensees, which gives them more control over their signature or branded merchandise. And, as they become product marketers […]

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Taking Shape

Fashion designers, artists, and especially celebrities have been entering the shapewear category at a slightly accelerated pace of late. Sales in the segment as a whole dropped significantly early in the pandemic, but have returned to near-2019 levels as of the end of 2021, according to players in the market. In North America, sales were […]

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Sketches and Scribbles

Last week, Firefly Brand Management announced that it had signed on to represent professional doodler Todd Goldman for licensing representation. That follows on the heels of Striker Entertainment being retained by the Doodle Boy. It turns out that a long list of professional doodle artists from around the world promote their hand-drawn patterns and characters […]

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Fashion x Fashion Collaboration

When it comes to lifestyle collaborations involving licensed properties, much of the attention is directed toward celebrity, character/entertainment, and sports brands that pair with fashion labels. But one of the most active areas of collaboration consists of partnerships between two different labels within the fashion industry. Among the examples introduced or announced in the last […]

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Taking a Stake

The incidence of property owners taking an ownership stake in a manufacturer’s company as part of a licensing agreement—while not unheard of in the past—has been on the rise over the past couple of years. This activity has been particularly notable of late in the sports licensing sector. Back in 2015, the NHL took an […]

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Multitasking Is In Fashion

Fashion licensing has many singular qualities compared to sports, character, corporate trademark, art, and other segments of the business. One of the most unusual is the propensity for designers to maintain and license under their own names while simultaneously overseeing fashion labels tied to other designers. While the relationships tend to come and go, some […]

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