Marchon Eyewear Signs License With MCM

By Staff
Monday, February 23, 2015 12:27 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.— Marchon Eyewear, Inc. and MCM (Modern Creation München), a global manufacturer of luxury leather goods, have announced an exclusive multi-year global licensing agreement for the manufacture and distribution of sun and ophthalmic collections under the MCM brand.

Actavis to Change Name to Allergan Following Acquisition

By Staff
Friday, February 20, 2015 12:24 AM DUBLIN, Ireland— Actavis (NYSE: ACT) will change its corporate name to Allergan after it completes its acquisition of Allergan, according to a corporate announcement released on Feb. 18, 2015.

Marcolin Renews Timberland License

By Staff
Friday, February 20, 2015 12:18 AM LONGARONE, Italy— Marcolin SpA and TBL Licensing LLC have announced the early renewal of their licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of the Timberland optical frame and sunglass collections.

NovaBay Signs Distribution Agreement With Cardinal Health

By Staff
Monday, February 09, 2015 12:24 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—Biopharmaceutical company, NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(NYSE MKT: NBY) has signed a distribution agreement with Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH).

Eastern States to Distribute Été Lunettes in U.S.

By Staff
Friday, February 06, 2015 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Per an agreement with the Italy-based Key Optical Europe, Eastern States Eyewear (ESE) has announced that the exclusive American distribution for Été Lunettes.

Iraj Kamili Appointed to General Manager of De Rigo Vision USA

By Staff
Monday, February 02, 2015 12:27 AM LONGARONE, Italy— De Rigo Vision SpA has announced the appointment of Iraj Kamili to general manager of De Rigo Vision USA.

TearLab Appoints Kong as Vice President of Sales

By Staff
Friday, January 30, 2015 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO— TearLab Corporation (Nasdaq:TEAR) (TSX:TLB) has appointed Raymond Kong to its senior management team as vice president of sales.

Kirk & Kirk Partners With Luxe-Lab for U.S. and Canadian Distribution

By Staff
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:18 AM LONDON— Kirk & Kirk has announced that Anaheim, Calif.-based Luxe-Lab will distribute their Vivarium and Solarium collections in the U.S. and Canada.

Tifosi Optics Adds Sales Management and Creative Executives

By Staff
Monday, January 26, 2015 12:24 AM WATKINSVILLE, Ga.— Tifosi Optics, Inc. has announced two new additions to its national sales management team, as well as a new creative director to head up the company’s creative development and graphics.

Hanmi Invests $20M in Allegro and Licenses Its AMD, DME and VMT Therapy in Korea and China

By Staff
Monday, January 26, 2015 12:21 AM SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., and SEOUL, Korea— Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC, and Hanmi Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., have entered into a license agreement for Luminate (ALG-1001), Allegro’s Integrin Peptide Therapy, in The Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China, according to a statement released earlier this month by Allegro, based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

Luxottica Releases Q4 and Full Year 2014 Results, New Co-CEOs Begin Tenure

By Staff
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:23 AM MILAN—The board of directors of Luxottica Group S.p.A. (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX), have released the consolidated net sales and preliminary results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and the full fiscal year 2014.

Envisioning A Modern Future

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:05 AM NEW YORK—Just over a year since her official appointment as CEO of Padova, Italy-based Safilo Group (SFL.MI), Luisa Delgado is looking back at heritage as Safilo concludes 2014, its 80th anniversary.

Opti Munich 2015 Draws Nearly 26,000 Visitors

By Staff
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:27 AM MUNICH— Opti, the international trade show for optics and design, based here, was held from Jan. 9 to 11, 2015 at the Fairground Messe Munchen, and has reported its final attendance figures.

Safilo and Kering Begin Execution of Gucci Transition, Announce Termination of Remaining Licenses

By Staff
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:21 AM PADUA, Italy— Safilo Group (SFLG.MI) has confirmed that their agreement with Kering, first reported by VMail on Sept. 3, 2014, has been executed, and the first of three compensation payments of €30 million was received on Jan. 12, 2015.

Tallier Appointed New CEO of Ogi Eyewear

By Staff
Monday, January 12, 2015 12:27 AM MINNEAPOLIS— Ogi Eyewear has appointed Joseph Tallier as their new chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
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