Beanstalk Licensing Agency

Beanstalk's Tinderbox to Rep ESL Esports Company

Tinderbox, the digital division of Beanstalk, has signed on to represent ESL, the world’s largest eSports company, for licensing opportunities in North America and Europe.

Moving forward, Tinderbox will support ESL by developing a consumer products program that leverages the popularity of eSports and that further connects fans to one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the world. 

Beanstalk Takes on Alessi

The Italian design company Alessi has tapped Beanstalk to serve as its new licensing agent.

Moving forward, Beanstalk will look for opportunities for Alessi across a variety of categories.  “We are thrilled to partner with Beanstalk to extend the Alessi brand in new categories in Europe," says Alberto Alessi, president, Alessi. 

Forbes: Could you register the swastika as a trademark?

August 28, 2017 | By Oliver Herzfeld, Chief Legal Officer, Beanstalk 

The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided Matal v. Tam, holding unconstitutional an old provision of the U.S. Trademark Act that barred registration of “disparaging” trademarks.

Beanstalk Client TGI Fridays™ Expands International Licensing Programme

London, United Kingdom, May 2nd, 2017 — Leading global brand extension agency, Beanstalk, is working with TGI Fridays™ to expand its licensing programme internationally with a focus on the business’s top performing markets including the UK, Australia, Taiwan and South Korea.

Forbes: Legal Beef: Benihana In A Licensing Battle Over The 'Beni Burger'

May 1, 2017 | By Oliver Herzfeld It all started with an unauthorized hamburger. Well, actually, it all started in 1964 when Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki opened a chain of iconic Benihana restaurants. The restaurants feature teppanyaki cooking, a dinner entertainment style of cuisine where chefs theatrically prepare meals at an iron griddle located tableside. Sometime after Aoki’s death in 2008, his family sold Benihana Inc. (BI) to an investment firm. 

Forbes: Inside The Met Gala: The Money Behind Fashion's Biggest Night

For those in the fashion world, the first Monday in May is one of the most important nights of the year. May 1 marks the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, better known as the Met Gala. The lavish benefit for the Costume Institute celebrates the opening of its spring exhibit and is the curatorial department’s main source of annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions and capital improvements.