BMW licenses watches

As reported here by LicenseGlobal, BMW has signed a brand license for watches and smart watches.

The licensee is Fossil Group, which holds a broad portfolio of brand licenses already. A license had been with the Ball Watch company before.

The territory is worldwide.

First products are expected in 2019, the agreement runs through 2023.

Distribution will be via BMW retail channels and the retail network of Fossil.

Furla moves watch license

Furla has signed with a new licensee for watches.

After Citizen the new licensee is Morellato Group.

The license runs for five years, launch of the new watches is planed for fall/winter 16/17.

The distribution will be limited to all Furla boutiques, selected watch and jewelry stores and selected department stores.

Kehring buys watch maker

[:en]French Kering – formerly PPR – acquires the Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin.

Kerin owns brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney, Brioni and Puma. Some of those have signed brand licenses for watches. In the future the watch licensees will have to compete with an in-house solution.[:]