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Urban Expositions Acquires Airport Revenue News

irport Revenue News (ARN) has been acquired by Urban Expositions. Urban Expositions is the largest gift and souvenir trade show organizer in the United States, hosting a total of 21 shows each year. The company was established in 1995 and is based in Kennesaw, Ga.

“We are very excited to be operating as a division of Urban Expo, and look forward to this new era at ARN,” said Pauline Armbrust, executive director for ARN.  “With the strength of our new parent company we are better poised to enhance the ARN brand, continue to improve on the quality of all we offer and maintain our status as the foremost information resource for the airport revenue industry.”

“We are extremely pleased to have this opportunity to expand our business into a different but related sector of the industry.  We are looking forward to working closely with Pauline and her staff to serve the industry and find new and better ways to deliver value to the entire ARN community,” said Doug Miller, president and founding partner of Urban Expositions.

French Toy Maker Teeboo™ to Launch Teeboo USA

With nine interactive and teaching functions, Kidoo Pets from French toy maker Teeboo™ show children how to nurture, play and love. The toys come in six dog, cat and tiger styles, along with lion, dog and cat versions in a smaller size. The company recently announced the launch of Teeboo USA.
French toy maker Teeboo™ has announced the launch of Teeboo USA. The company’s United States operations are based in Los Angeles, Calif. The mission of Teeboo is to create exceptional plush toys that are fun and interactive for kids and awaken their sense of nurturing, caring and loving. The toys are originally designed in Paris, France, and made with only the finest materials.

Teeboo is pleased to first introduce the Kidoo™Pets Collection, which are plush toys with interactive sound sensors.

“It’s always been a dream to work with the United States and share my passion for toys with this market,” said Guillaume Brasseur, founder of Teeboo. Brasseur formed the company in France in 2008 after working for two decades in his family owned toy company, which was originally founded by his father

Aurora World and Ty, Inc. Settle Federal Copyright Case

Aurora World, Inc. and Ty, Inc. have reached an amicable settlement in their dispute.
Aurora World Inc. recently announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Ty, Inc. in regards to the federal copyright lawsuit over Aurora’s best-selling brand, YooHoo & Friends™. The parties have reached an amicable settlement of their dispute and the court has entered a consent decree in the action.

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