Kawhi Leonard Klaws Nike

July 7, 2019 | By: Oliver Herzfeld, Chief Legal Officer, Beanstalk

Kawhi Leonard recently commenced a lawsuit against Nike. According to the complaint, in 2011, just after being drafted to the NBA, Leonard created a logo based on a tracing of his notably large hand. Inside the hand,

Licensing Expo 2019: Five Trends Ahead for the Licensing Industry

June 28, 2019 | By: Allison Ames, President & CEO of Beanstalk

Beanstalk has returned from Licensing Expo 2019 full of enthusiasm and excitement for the continued evolution of the licensing industry. My experience in Las Vegas only reinforces the view that brand licensing will play an increasingly powerful role on the retail “battlefield.” Licensing is clearly the stealth tool for smart brands that need to connect with customers amid the influx of new competitors and marketing messages flowing through all channels.

PRIDE & Harvey Milk

June 26, 2019 | By: Martin Cribbs, VP of Icon Representation

For me, PRIDE Month brings to mind Harvey Milk and his increasingly meaningful legacy. Milk’s message, that fearlessness was the key to personal freedom, inspired hope in a segment of the population that had no confidence their voices would be heard or respected. 

Can Cannabis Licensing Help Grow the Medical Marijuana Industry to New Highs?

Las Angeles, CA, June 20, 2019 - The cannabis industry is in its infancy. The combination of stringent legislation, unfavorable policies and relatively high entry costs are just a few of the barriers bedeviling the industry. While the government through a series of favorable policies has already started the process of improving the ease of cannabis business, another step that can help the industry grow is Cannabis licensing.

PROHBTD Turns Focus to Outbound Licensing via Beanstalk

New York, NY, June 12, 2019 - Having built cannabis, hemp and CBD brands for other companies, PROHBTD is shifting focus to outbound licensing of its own brands, says CEO Drake Sutton-Shearer. As part of that effort, PROHBTD hired Beanstalk to license the hemp-based Hempathy and Ceeby Dee’s brands for personal care and household products.