Upfront: Licenses, Liaisons & New Collections

May
2011

Licenses, Liasons & New Collections

SEIKO DISTRIBUTING MINIMA
Seiko Optical Products of America has signed a licensing agreement with Linas, France-based Minima to be the exclusive distributor for Minima eyewear in the United States. Minima is a specialist in beta titanium rimless frames. The initial collection is composed of six adult styles and one junior frame, each with multiple colors. More than 70 eye shapes are available.

DE RIGO SIGNS WITH CAROLINA HERRERA
De Rigo Vision S.p.A and Carolina Herrera, a worldwide leader in the luxury fashion industry, have signed a licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Carolina Herrera New York and CH Carolina Herrera branded eyewear and sunglass collections.

MARCHON 3D AND YOUNGER COLLABORATE
Marchon3D has announced its joint collaboration with Younger Optics to develop and offer prescription 3D lenses. Complementing Marchon3D’s patented M3D lens technology, Younger will utilize proprietary technology to manufacture semi-finished prescription circular polarized 3D lens blanks for both single vision and progressive lens wearers.

REACT LLC IN AGREEMENT WITH EYEKING LLC

React LLC has signed its first technology license with Eyeking LLC, licensee of Under Armour Performance Eyewear. Eyeking will market and sell sunglasses made with patented Switch magnetic interchange lens technology in the U.S. and Canada. The first Under Armour magnetic interchange sunglass styles will be available for the 2012 season in general sport, sport specialty, golf, team sport and Under Armour retail outlets.

OCEAN OPTICAL’S EXCLUSIVE WITH JOHN LENNON EYEWEAR
Victory Optical Collection has appointed Leesburg, Fla.-based Ocean Optical as the exclusive U.S. distributor for the John Lennon Eyewear Collection.

BAUSCH + LOMB TO SELL KERASOFT CONTACT LENSES

Bausch + Lomb announces a global licensing agreement with U.K.-based UltraVision CLPL to market and sell its new KeraSoft soft contact lenses. KerasSoft’s patented technology allows for custom-made contact lenses for irregular corneas and keratoconus.

—Gloria Nicola

 

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