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MGA Entertainment has been granted a preliminary injunction against counterfeit manufacturers of L.O.L. Surprise! toys.

Vtech has agreed to pay the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) US$650,000 fine and is permanently banned from violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in the future.

From January 2018, the ICTI CARE Foundation will be known as the ICTI Ethical Toy Program.

The ARA’s long running campaign to change the Code has resulted in a victory for retailers battling against unscrupulous landlords.

Australia’s Bureau of Statistics attributes the enormous increase in part to the release of the iPhone X and end-of-year promotions online.

Hong Kong's first trade fairs in 2018 attracted more than 126,000 visitors, a year-on-year rise of six percent.

Danish toymaker wins landmark breach of copyright case in China against infringers.

Fast Company details ways traditional retailers are evolving to counter the online shopping revolution.

Video platform terminated more than 50 channels and removed “thousands of videos” deemed predatory or non-family friendly.

A jury awards US$12 million to Zuru; Telebrands and subsidiary Bulbhead.com's Battle Balloon product line found to have wilfully infringed Zuru's Bunch O Balloons patents.

UK trade title, ToyWorld, examines the Toys R Us' company voluntary arrangement presented by the retailer's UK subsidiary.

Spin Master has expanded its game division with the acquisition of the Perplexus puzzle-based brand for US$9 million.

After a flat September, figures collected by the ABS show a minor uptick at retail in October; NAB Online Retail Sales Index shows October turnover rebounds.

James Thurlow (Jasnor Australia) and Andrew Lee (Crown & Andrews/Goliath) appointed to the board, with Andrew Skinner (Skinner Advertising) re-elected for another term as president.

With many Australian children on Santa’s nice list this year, the ARA expect both retailers and Santa’s elves to be extremely busy over the next few weeks.