Tommy Hilfiger to Take Back Licenses
New York Collective Brands Inc. said Wednesday Tommy Hilfiger Group will bring its men’s and women’s footwear business in-house, effective Jan. 1, 2009.
Stride Rite, whose shoe brands include Saucony and Keds, said it will keep the license for Tommy Hilfiger Kids footwear through the end of 2009.
Stride Rite had been the exclusive licensee of the Tommy Hilfiger footwear brand in the United States for more than 10 years. Their current agreement was set to expire at the end of 2008.
Collective Brands said the decision would not hurt it financially in fiscal 2008.
Verde joins TDIndustries board
DALLAS TDIndustries, a specialty construction company, has announced the appointment of Dora Ann Verde to its board of directors. Verde, a CPA and partner in the public accounting firm of Garza/Gonzalez & Associates in San Antonio, will serve as chairperson for TDIndustries’ audit committee.
According to Jack Lowe, Jr., board chair of TDIndustries, “We are fortunate to name Dora Ann Verde to our board and are very impressed with her exceptional qualifications.”
Brash Entertainment names legal affairs vp
Video game company, Brash Entertainment, announced that Melissa Miller has been appointed vp of legal affairs. Miller joined Brash from Fox Filmed Entertainment, where she handled legal affairs for domestic and global licensing and merchandising initiatives.
Prior to joining Fox, Miller practiced at Alschur Grossman Stein & Kahan, where she litigated on disputes involving partnership agreements, trade secrets and intellectual property.
“Melissa Miller has specialized in understanding complex partnerships and licensing agreements, making her an ideal fit for our business,” said Mitch Davis. “She navigates the Hollywood studio system with ease and is equally comfortable working closely with the game development community.”