CORRECTED: Blank Rome Reps Iconix In $175M 'Peanuts' Brand Deal

Law360, New York (April 27, 2010, 2:11 PM EDT) -- Brand manager Iconix Brand Group Inc. revealed Tuesday that it will shell out about $175 million in partnership with the heirs of "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz to take over the popular cartoon brand and related assets from The E.W. Scripps Co. and United Features Syndicate Inc.

Under the terms of the deal, Iconix will also acquire the licensing and character representation business of UFS unit United Media Licensing, which, in addition to Peanuts, represents the cartoon character Dilbert and children's book heroine Fancy Nancy, among...
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