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Toy Licensing on an Upswing

The licensing industry as we know it was built on a foundation of toys. In fact, the beloved children’s book character, Peter Rabbit, is said to be the world’s oldest licensed character. Beatrix Potter, author of the Peter Rabbit book series, spearheaded the product development for her character by registering a patent in 1903 for […]

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Visit DSI at Brand Licensing Europe!

Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), the only pan-European event dedicated to licensing and brand extensions takes place September 20 – 22 at ExCeL London. And Dependable Solutions, Inc. will be there. Coming on the heels of Licensing Expo, BLE brings together licensors, licensees, licensing agents, retailers, manufacturers, and many more for three days of deal-making, networking, […]

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Licensing Takes a Tasty Turn with Licensed Food & Beverage

While apparel and toys seem to get all the attention, we wanted to give a toast to the licensed food and beverage categories. According to the 2019 Annual Global Licensing Industry Survey, retail sales of licensed food and beverage products grew to $16.3 billion worldwide. The food and beverage sector is responsible for approximately 6 percent of […]

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Licensing Expo, Live and In-Person! The Recap.

Licensing Expo, the world’s largest licensing trade show, was back live and in-person for the first time in three years and the Dependable Solutions team was excited to be back in Las Vegas for the show. Not only was Licensing Expo back, but it was also more vibrant and buzzing than ever. Drawing thousands of […]

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Women’s History Month: Empowering Brands

March is Women’s History Month. It started as “Women’s History Week” when Congress passed Public Law 97-28 in 1981. Congress passed joint resolutions for the next five years to continue celebrating “Women’s History Week.” After the National Women’s History Project petitioned it, in 1987 Congress passed Public Law 100-9 which designated March as “Women’s History […]

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