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Lori Loughlin's Fashion Designer Husband Mossimo Giannulli Has His Own College Scam Story

On Thursday, Lori Loughlin was freed from jail amidst an ongoing, headline-grabbing saga that sounds like it was ripped from a multi-episode arc of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.Actresses Felicity Huffman and Full House 's Loughlin are among 33 parents (totaling to a staggering 50 people in six states) who have been charged with allegedly paying bribes (approximately $25 million, all told) to get their children accepted into elite schools.It gets wilder with each detail: People were photoshoppin...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, Fbi, Sephora, Huffman, The Los Angeles Times, Iconix Brand Group, Loughlin, Badgley Mischka, Candie, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo, Mossimo Giannulli, Balboa Island, Varsity Blues

Jay-Z questioned by SEC in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z has spent a long afternoon at the New York offices of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The rapper and entrepreneur was scheduled to spend much of the day Tuesday answering questions from SEC investigators as part of their probe of the Iconix Brand Group. The company bought assets of Jay-Z’s […]
Tags: New York, News, Jay Z, Ap, SEC, Jay, Securities And Exchange Commission, Iconix Brand Group, Nation & World

Sony Music Buys $185M Stake In 'Peanuts' Brand

Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) has today announced that it has acquired a stake in the iconic ‘Peanuts’ brand.  Created by Charles M. Schulz in 1950 and owned by Nova Scotia-based DHX Media, Sony purchased 49% of DHX Media’s 80% stake in ‘Peanuts’ for $185 million. DHX originally acquired the ‘Peanuts’ brand as part of a $345 million acquisition of the entertainment division of Iconix Brand Group in May 2017. Also part of the deal is an extended licensing and syndication agreement w...
Tags: Music, Japan, Nova Scotia, Music Business, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Sony Music, Iconix Brand Group, Charles M Schulz, DHX Media, Michael Donovan, Sony Music Entertainment Japan, DHX Media Sony, Sony Creative Products, Snoopy Kassy CC BY SA, Wikimedia Commons CelebrityAccess

Jay Z Forced To Testify In SEC Stock Fraud Investigation

A New York federal judge has granted the Securities Exchange Commission’s demand to question rapper Jay-Z without a time limit next week as part of a major securities fraud investigation. “I do not intend to tolerate any further delay.” U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe ordered the enforcement of the SEC’s subpoena to press Jay-Z in person on the details of his involvement with the Iconix Brand Group as part of the commission’s investigation into possible securities fraud. Cl...
Tags: Music, New York, Jay Z, Manhattan, Madonna, SEC, Jay, Music Business, Major Labels, Iconix, Bruce Houghton, Securities Exchange Commission, Iconix Brand Group, Spiro, Alex Spiro, Thurgood Marshall

Jay-Z lawyer: Securities and Investigation Commission subpoena may be a 'celebrity hunt'

Jay-Z should provide open-ended testimony for the Securities and Exchange Commission's investigation of Iconix Brand Group, the Wall Street regulator says. Iconix bought assets of Jay-Z's Rocawear, and the rapper and Iconix have Rocawear-related partnerships, the SEC says.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, SEC, Usa Today, Jay, Securities And Exchange Commission, Iconix, Iconix Brand Group, Rocawear, Securities and Investigation Commission

Jay-Z directed to appear in court for investigation of Iconix Brand Group

The Securities and Exchange Commission wants Jay-Z to testify in an investigation of the financial reporting of Iconix Brand Group. The company paid him more than $200 million for intangible assets of his Rocawear apparel brand. A federal judge directed Jay-Z to appear in court on May 8.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Jay Z, Usa Today, Jay, Securities And Exchange Commission, Iconix Brand Group, Rocawear

Jay-Z’s Got 99 Problems And This SEC Subpoena Might Be One

He ain't passed the bar, but he knows a little bit -- enough that he knows he might be in some sh*t.
Tags: Law, Jay-z, Finance, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Quote Of The Day, Iconix Brand Group, Rocawear

Jay-Z told to appear in court for investigation of Iconix Brand Group

The regulator wants Jay-Z to testify in a probe of Iconix Brand Group. The company paid Jay-Z over $200 million for the intangible assets of Rocawear.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Jay Z, Usa Today, Iconix Brand Group, Rocawear

SEC Subpoenas Jay-Z in Iconix Investigation

The Securities and Exchange Commission said today that it is seeking a court order for Jay-Z to testify in an investigation into Iconix Brand Group., according to CNBC. The SEC is investigating potential violations of the federal securities laws related to Iconix’s financial reporting. It claims the company paid Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) more than […]
Tags: News, Jay Z, SEC, Cnbc, Securities And Exchange Commission, Iconix, Iconix Brand Group, Rocawear, Shawn Carter, Iconix Investigation

Trademark Watch: Pluto vs. Pluko, Snap Inc. vs. Snap Interactive

• Pluto, the stage name of 16-year-old EDM DJ/musician Sam Martinsen, rebranded to Pluko after Disney sued over resemblance to Pluto, Mickey Mouse‘s cartoon dog. • Snap Interactive, quietly settling with Snap Inc. over trademark infringement, changes name to PeerStream. • Amazon came under fire this week for banning the sale of official Google Chromecasts while selling copycat or fake devices. • Bacardi accused of “scare tactics” in an ongoing trademark battle related to the company’s Angel’s E...
Tags: Google, Legal, Jay-z, China, India, Uncategorized, Advertising, Disney, Snapchat, Uspto, Goldman Sachs, Pharrell Williams, Pluto, Trademark, Rebranding, Licensing

Walmart Redefines Its Fashion Private Brands

As it continues to grow and evolve its private brand portfolio Walmart is introducing new private brands for women, kids, and plus-size female customers. The move comes as internet rival Amazon has introduced dozens of new brands. While big box rival Target has radically reinvented its home décor and fashion private brands with more than a dozen new brands The new private brand includes Time and Tru in women’s wear, a portion of which will replace the activewear licensed brand DanskinNow, which...
Tags: Amazon, Featured, Time, Walmart, Asda, Branding, Iconix, Bentonville Arkansas, Iconix Brand Group, Terra Sky, Iconix Walmart, OP Ocean Pacific, Tru Walmart

Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Tuesday October 31

Netflix cancels House of Cards and plans a Kevin Spacey-free spinoff following actor’s sexual assault allegations, marking Hollywood’s zero-tolerance post-Weinstein era. Don't waste your breath. — House of Cards (@HouseofCards) June 23, 2017 Apple‘s iPhone X, explained by kids (via USA Today): Burberry creative head Christopher Bailey announces exit. Christopher Bailey will leave @Burberry at the end of 2018, the brand announced this morning
Tags: Hollywood, New York City, Advertising, Nike, Walmart, Netflix, Vogue, House Of Cards, Freeski, Kevin Spacey, Usa Today, North Face, Lululemon, Usa Network, Don, Newman

The Peanuts Gang and Strawberry Shortcake Sold to Canadians

New York-based Iconix Brand Group, Inc. is selling its interest in the Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake brands to Canada’s DHX Media Ltd., meaning Snoopy and friends will have to look for second homes in the nation’s overheated real estate market as its new owners look to generate more deals and platforms for both properties. “Peanuts is one of the world’s greatest entertainment brands, with a tremendous global legacy of comics, animated content and consumer products reaching back almost 70 yea...
Tags: New York, Kids, Entertainment, Youtube, Uncategorized, Advertising, US, America, Peanuts, Canada, Humor, M&a, Jane Lynch, Tokyo, Drake, Belle

DHX Media Acquires ‘Peanuts’ in $345 Million Purchase of Iconix

DHX Media has acquired classic children’s brands “Peanuts” and “Strawberry Shortcake,” as part of a $345 million acquisition of the entertainment division of Iconix Brand Group. The acquisition, announced Wednesday, gives DHX an 80% controlling interest to Charles M. Schulz iconic “Peanuts” and full control of the “Strawberry Shortcake” IP. The remaining 20% interest in... Read more »
Tags: TV, News, Global, Peanuts, Iconix, Iconix Brand Group, Charles M Schulz, Strawberry Shortcake, DHX Media

Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday, May 10th

The latest branding news and views: Iconix Brand Group sells its stakes in Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake brands to Canada’s DHX Media. [email protected] is thrilled to announce a definitive agreement to acquire the famed Peanuts & Strawberry Shortcake brands! — DHX Media (@dhxmedia) May 10, 2017 Disney attributes quarterly dip to ESPN‘s challenges. Apple becomes the first U.S. company to pass $800 billion market value, even as iPhone sales dipped in the last quarter....
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Advertising, Disney, Fbi, Canada, New York Times, Espn, Renault, Alexa, Spirit Airlines, Wendy, Fort Lauderdale, Twitter Facebook, Iconix Brand Group, Strawberry Shortcake

Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Tuesday, May 2nd

Picture-perfect @rihanna returns to the #MetGala in a brilliant tribute to #MetKawakubo. #Rihanna — The Met (@metmuseum) May 2, 2017 The Met Gala tribute to “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” in New York inspires classic to avant-garde tributes such as Rihanna’s red carpet turn and mass fashion brands such as Topshop and H&M to create custom designs. Twitter announces more than a dozen new premium content partners at its first NewFronts ad sale...
Tags: Topshop, New York, Rihanna, Jay Z, Advertising, Muppets, Comcast, San Francisco Giants, IAC, Major League Baseball, Alitalia, Time Inc, Homeadvisor, Hawaiian Airlines, Trump, Iconix

Snoopy for sale? 'Peanuts' may go on the auction block.

Iconix Brand Group is exploring a sale of its majority stake in Peanuts Worldwide, Reuters reports.
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Snoopy for sale? 'Peanuts' may go on the auction block.

Iconix Brand Group is exploring a sale of its majority stake in Peanuts Worldwide, Reuters reports.
Tags: News, Iconix Brand Group

Brand News: A New Day for Nike, FCA and Google Concept Car and More

The latest branding, marketing and advertising news and developments: Nike adds world #1 golf pro Jason Day to sponsored athletes roster (see more new campaigns below). Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google partner on Chrysler 300 for CES 2017. Apple seeks lower taxes as incentive to produce iPhones locally in India. Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s merger challenged by the FTC. Bell appeals the CRTC’s new Super Bowl ad policy in Canada. Belvedere touts authenticity to reach luxury vodka fans. Bloom...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Asia, Twitter, Hong Kong, UK, London, Campaigns, Celebrities, Coca Cola, H&m, China, India, Advertising, US

What to Make of Iconix's Debt Payoff

Image source: Iconix Brand Group.On June 13, Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ: ICON) announced the repurchase of a large chunk of its debt. Since the announcement, shares have dropped over 9%. What are the long-term implications of the decision for the company, and how should investors be reacting?Continue reading [Author: [email protected] (Nicholas Rossolillo)]
Tags: Finance, Icon, Consumer Goods, Iconix, Iconix Brand Group, Nicholas Rossolillo, Iconix Brand Group NASDAQ

Neuberger Berman Private Equity recruits Zolot as a principal

Neuberger Berman Private Equity has hired David Zolot as a principal. In his new position, Zolot will focus on sourcing and making acquisitions for Marquee Brands, a brand management company that is backed by Neuberger Berman Private Equity. Previously, Zolot worked at Saban Brands where he served as senior vice president of corporate development. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Marquee Brands LLC, a brand acquisition, licensing and development company, announced today that ...
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Highlights From Iconix Brand Group's First-Quarter 2016 Earnings Report

Image source: Iconix Brand Group. Beleaguered trademark management company Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ: ICON) reported first-quarter earnings on May 5. After a leadership overhaul and an SEC probe, investors anxiously awaited new CEO John Haugh's first report since being handed the reins of the company. Continue reading [Author: [email protected] (Nicholas Rossolillo)]
Tags: Finance, SEC, Icon, Consumer Goods, Iconix Brand Group, Nicholas Rossolillo, Iconix Brand Group NASDAQ

Sports Direct increases stake in Umbro owner Iconix

Retailer reveals indirect stake of 11.5% in Iconix, as well as 2.3% in US sports retailer Dick’sMike Ashley’s Sports Direct has increased its stake in the US owner of Umbro and revealed a holding in the American retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods. The UK retailer said it now owned 11.5% of Iconix Brand Group, whose clothing brands include Umbro, Pony and Lee Cooper. The stake, held indirectly through a derivative contract, has increased from 9.5% when it was revealed a week ago. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, UK, US, Retail industry, Mike Ashley, Sports Direct International, Dick, Umbro, Iconix, Sporting Goods, Iconix Brand Group, Umbro Pony, Lee Cooper