A preliminary look at many of the exhibitors attendees will find on the Brand Licenisng Europe show floor, Oct. 7-9.
ART, DESIGN & IMAGE
Contact: Hazel McNab, owner
The artist paints a heart everyday and her journey is one of creativity and a daily hit of positive inspiration. The watercolor inks are refreshingly whimsical.
Contact: Noel Hinton, director
P: +44 1263 715 515
Animaru is an award-winning range of characters with five years of proven sales success in the greetings card market. More than 350 animal characters have a vibrancy and natural appeal that makes them relevant for a wide range of products and audiences.
P: +44 0 7595541517
Ann Edwards is a unique voice and talent with a proven track record and international appeal. It has 1 million reads a month of "Chef and Sue," with a weekly circulation of 350,000 to the target demographic in Waitrose Weekend magazine.
Contact: Antonija Majstorovic, creative director
P: +385 1 3751252
Antonija M. is a creative studio bringing unique characters and patterns to life. The studio's style is Japan-meets-Sweden and it can be adapted for all markets and a wide age range. It builds and develops its own character driven brands, supported by strong stories, emotions and a vivid imagination.
April Rose Illustration
Contact: Siobhan Harrison, illustrator
April Rose Illustration is the brand name for watercolor artist and illustrator Siobhan Harrison. The essence of the brand is sophisticated watercolor floral work, and the company licenses artwork to global clients. The brand has been used for many product areas and has more than 20 years experience supplying illustration to high street majors.
Assaf Frank Photography & Licensing
Contact: Assaf Frank, owner
P: +01276 683 123
Photographer Assaf Frank of Best Shot Factory is a leading image licensing library for publishers and manufacturers. His images are licensed on products around the world including tabletops, napkins, greeting cards, stationery, jigsaws, blinds, wall art, murals, fine art prints and canvases. Assaf is well known for his stunning florals, landscapes and cityscapes but his extensive collection also expands to cute animals, quirky pop art, vintage, Christmas and food. There are more than 40,000 images available from the online library with the option to commission Assaf to photograph specially for specific projects.
Belle & Boo
Contact: Patrick Shafe, director
P: +44 117 9246382
Belle & Boo was created by Mandy Sutcliffe and is cherished throughout the world for its charming, nostalgic storybook illustrations that will leave you wishing you were a child again. Mandy's drawings inspire a collection of products that will transform a simple playroom or nursery into a childhood wonderland. From wall décor to stationary, homewares to girls clothing, picture books to craft books, Belle & Boo is a gift to be passed down through the ages.
Deer Little Forest
Deer Little Forest is a new and inspiring property created by the Henries' award-nominated illustrator, Jo Rose. At the heart of this charming brand are feisty Forest Flo and her band of irresistible woodland friends who set out to save their forest one tune at a time. With its unique hand-made design, and a book and TV series in development, DLF is both a preschool and lifestyle brand. DLF has been licensed for greeting cards, apparel and stationery in the U.K. and abroad. The first two books will be completed this year.
Full Colour Black
Contact: Andrew Gallagher, chief executive officer
P: +44 2071939118
Full Colour Black is a cutting edge gift, stationery and licensing company. It already has many deals in place with leading companies and its artwork and brands are all highly commercial.
Hearts Designs is excited to be showing so many new designs, including the launch of its latest brand, Betty & Bertie. Its on-trend, hand painted designs will give any product a fresh and exciting look.
Contact: Helz Cuppleditch, illustrator
P: +44 0 1903 873 407
Helz's design studio licenses her work throughout the world including paper-craft, fabrics, stationery, cross stitch, jigsaws, home décor and many other products in chain stores and independent retailers.
Contact: Jill Latter, owner
P: +01444 482628
Jillustrator is a published illustrator and author of children's picture books and gift books, and designer for greeting cards and stationery. The artist is greatly inspired by animals in particular and likes to create using her Inky Stick and watercolor inks.
Contact: Kate Knight, owner
P: +44 0 131 477 4524
Kate Knight is an established freelance designer who supplies high quality contemporary artwork to manufacturers and publishers throughout the world. Kate is recognized in art circles for her bold floral designs; however, her extensive portfolio of work also includes images involving numerous other subjects, such as cityscapes, people, animals and more.
Contact: Kate Mawdsley, artist
P: +44 1986 785 444
Kate Mawdsley is a well-known British freelance illustrator known not just for her cat, dog and Christmas images, but a wide range of subject matter and styles. Kate's work is licensed worldwide on all products from greetings cards to kitchenware. Kate's styles are versatile and commercial, and she works closely with commissioning customers making sure that the artwork fits the brief exactly.
Laser Art Studio
Contact: Horace Hui, sales and marketing manager
P: +852 2349 1193
Laser Art Studio strongly believes that brand owners and consumers need to work together to identify and stop the sale of counterfeit products in the retail sector. To help achieve this, it has developed a track-and-trace system to help both brand owners and their customers to protect and ensure the authenticity of their goods. The company is a hologram and anti-counterfeiting solution provider and works with hologram production, tracking and identifying counterfeits and parallel imports and the distribution of holograms and labels.
Contact: Libby McMullin, designer
P: +44 775 123 4157
Libby McMullin is a luxury stationery and giftware brand founded by illustrator and wordsmith Libby McMullin. Inspired by fashion, folk art and fairytales, Libby's designs have a nostalgic, timeless quality that can be applied to numerous products. Libby McMullin products are currently sold in a number of beautiful stores, independent boutiques and galleries across the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Holland and Germany.
Contact: Marilyn Robertson, artist
P: +44 0 1949 860 621
Marilyn Robertson is an established artist, illustrator and designer serving licensing clients in the U.K., Europe, U.S. and worldwide. Her distinctive style has bold colors and on-trend design and she is the creator of the Catitudes range of Cats with Attitude!
Mary Evans Picture
Contact: Luci Gosling, business development manager
P: +44 0 20 8318 0034
Founded in 1964 and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Mary Evans Picture Library is the U.K.'s leading source for historical images offering centuries of inspiration for designers and licensees. With a vast archive of its own, and a roster of over 300 contributor collections, it has a myriad of styles and ideas including fashion illustration, wartime posters, art deco, vintage pattern, silhouettes, pin-ups and much more. Among the collections represented at the library are the Medici Society, English Eccentrics, National Army Museum, Bonzo, London Fire Brigade, MODA and the Illustrated London News archive.
Contact: Alexander Hood, image coordinator and licensing assistant
P: +44 0 208 392 8010
MGL is one of the world's leading art licensing companies. It represents the work of over 70 artists and has a growing archive of over 30,000 images and branded graphic properties. Its images are suitable for a broad range of products.
Contact: Sally Anne Lambert
P: +077454 81411
Launched in January 2013, Moongazer Cards capture the magic of childhood in delicate watercolor illustrations by Sally Anne Lambert. Spellbound is the core range, comprised of 18 cards that each illustrates a poem that is printed on the reverse. Other ranges feature British wildlife, an enchanted forest, a magical storybook world filled with teddies and faries, farm animals, and a Rogue's Gallery of cats with plenty of attitude. The 150 x 150mm cards are blank inside, cello wrapped with a white envelope.
Contact: Ashley McDow, founder and owner
P: +44 0 7818 080 920
Occipinti is a London-based design house producing high-end designs for interior products, including wallpaper, fabric, cushions, art pieces and furniture with a captivating eye for color and pattern. Its designs present a unique fusion of the vibrant and traditional, with a vintage aesthetic and a luxurious finish. Occipinti's quintessentially English designs are hand painted, using intricate fluid lines and textured detailing in rich, vibrant color. Its latest collaboration with U.K. brand Sofa.com is an ode to colorful florals.
Contact: Perlina Pierre-Davis, export manager
P: +44 2082623551
Paper Rose is one of the U.K.'s leading greeting card publishers. It has created award-winning ranges and brands that are supplied to many retailers both in the U.K. and internationally. Its brands include Daisy Patch, Marzipan and Spirit.
Rootytoot Editions is a London-based company producing high-quality limited edition prints and illustrations available for licensing and retail. All designs, illustrated by Nathan Reed, have been created to combine charm and fun while fueling the imaginations of children and those who are "young at heart."
Contact: Mark Daniels, owner
P: +44 1782750508
Operating from an abandoned military bunker, Sublevel Studios creates mind-melting graphics for all kinds of stuff.
The Square Card Company
Contact: Kali Stileman Jones, owner
P: +01305 848899
The Square Card Company produces bold, textured, brightly colored and collaged images for children and young people for stationery, wall stickers, calendars, ceramics, children's books and many other things.
Two Little Boys
Contact: Sarah Watts, director
P: +44 0 20 8400 3606
Two Little Boys has produced award-winning gifts since 2002 with its range of colorful, humorous designs aimed at the male gifting market, including the shortlisted Railway of Life, a nostalgic yet contemporary range of designs for the gifting market that needs to "Keep Calm, it's Full Steam Ahead!"
Contact: Valerie Carr
P: +07792 893304
Valerie Carr is the pen, paper and paint behind Valerie Valerie. All of her designs begin as original watercolors or ink drawings that translate well on to greetings cards, stationery, gifts and homewares. Valerie Valerie sells to independent gift shops and John Lewis stores throughout the U.K.
Vicki Thomas Associates
Contact: Vicki Thomas, consultant
P: +44 0 20 7511 5767
In 1924, Bonzo made his cinema debut and Vicki Thomas Associates will be celebrating by briefing animation students at South Wales University to reanimate Bonzo. Its designers are recreating vintage fabrics based on the Quilters' Guild collection, a creative treasure house.
Contact: Holly Brown, managing director
P: +44 0 208 452 3311
Wild-Side combines the mass-market appeal of adorable animals with a new and distinctive style. This highly innovative brand creates animal characters full of fun and personality. Each collection offers a distinctive design identity and vast commercial opportunity, with the In The Pink! collection successfully selling over 1.5 million products in recent years.
Yellow House Art Licensing
Contact: Sue Bateman and Jehane Boden Spiers, directors
P: +44 1273 705 752
Yellow House Art Licensing offers great art that is simply licensed and it is based in Brighton, England. Yellow House is the perfect choice for design-led businesses looking to find suitable images for new collections, product ranges, and much more. Sue Bateman and Jehane Boden Spiers are the dedicated team at Yellow House with an established reputation for providing a fully bespoke and quality art licensing service for clients and publishers world-wide.
Contact: Yvette Jordan, artist
P: +07771 547647
Yvette Jordan is a British artist who produces highly distinctive artwork. Her work is licensed across many products worldwide.
BRANDS & LIFESTYLE
Contact: Marta Galbiati, licensing junior manager
adidas, the leading company in sports apparel accessories and footwear, is the master licensor of the prestigious club A.C. Milan and is looking for more international partners.
adidas – Real Madrid
Through the licensing business, the Real Madrid brand is present in more than 97 countries with 127 active licensees. Last year, over 26 million products were sold, generating £88 million in retail value. Its worldwide reach is expanding every month, increasing its fan base by offering them the best in licensed products.
Contact: Georgea Phillipson, exhibtions coordinator
P: +44 1162 824 824
Alchemy was established in England more than 30 years ago (1977). It is one of the only recognized worldwide brand names in Gothic, fantasy and alternative cultures. Alchemy Licensing was formed around 2002 to manage the increasingly high demand for the Alchemy brand/artwork and to assist licensees with their product designs. The seeds of its licensing were sown back in the early '80s with a t-shirt license issued to a London company owned by one of the U.K.'s leading bands.
Art Ask Agency
Contact; Maria Strid, managing director
P: +34 93 645 22 25
Art Ask Agency is an international licensing agency that is based in Spain but operates in European and worldwide territories with lifestyle, fashion, concept, photography, icons and graphic licenses. Although it is a small agency, its reach is far and the company works with some of the best licensees and manufacturers of lifestyle merchandise in the industry. Its policy is to build brands for the long term and at the same time nurture and push new license concepts.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
Contact: Lucy McCredie, licensing consultant
P: +44 20 7627 9319l
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is perhaps the most famous animal refuge in the world. Known and loved by millions, it is a British institution. In its illustrious 154-year history, Battersea has cared for more than 3 million animals and has firmly established itself in the hearts of the nation.
Contact: Sofia Lundberg, marketing executive
P: +44 0 207 572 0858
Beanstalk, a global brand extension agency, works closely with its clients to unlock brand equity and create many of the world's most recognizable products and services. With over three decades of experience, the agency offers a breadth of services including brand licensing, direct-to-retail program management, license acquisition for manufacturers, and royalty auditing. The company is headquartered in New York and has offices in London, Los Angeles, Miami and Cincinnati, with additional affiliates throughout the world. Beanstalk is a part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.
Blueprint: Powered by Beanstalk
Contact: Louise French, assistant vice president, business development and marketing
Blueprint, the consulting division of global brand extension agency, Beanstalk, advises companies on how to evolve their brands through innovative and commercially viable brand development and extension strategies. Blueprint works with brand owners, retailers and manufacturers to evaluate and analyze their distinct needs and provide a road map to open doors to new markets, audiences and revenue. Building on decades of brand wisdom and execution experience, Blueprint will advise clients through four key practice areas: brand extension and retail development, research and insights, design and identity, and operations and governance.
Chelsea Football Club
Contact: Mark Bell, licensing manager
P: +44 20 75651484
Chelsea Football Club is one of the world's top football clubs and will be exhibiting at Brand Licensing Europe for the first time this year. Chelsea FC is looking to increase the number of international licensees across various product categories, adding to an ever-growing portfolio.
Contact: Christine Cool, senior brand manager, licensing
P: +34 93 773 9200
Once upon a time the confectionery giant Perfetti Van Melle started developing licensing programs with its popular brands Chupa Chups and Airheads. They had such a sweet acception that a fresh program is now prepared with two of its sister brands, the confectionery classics Mentos and Frisk.
Discovery Consumer Products
Contact: Jereme Macready, manager, global events
Discovery Consumer Products builds strong alliances with the world's most respected manufacturers and retailers to create compelling products and experiences across the portfolio of Discovery Communications' brands and properties. These include programming-focused and brand-based consumer products programs including Animal Planet, Discovery Adventures, Discovery Expedition, DMAX, Discovery Channel Explore Your World, TLC and others. From series-based fan gear and DVDs distributed through direct-to-consumer platforms to strategic third-party merchandising partnerships, Discovery Consumer Products brings the brands of the world's No. 1 non-fiction media company to consumers around the world.
Dorna Sports SL
Contact: Phaedra Haramis, licensing director
P: +34 934738494
Dorna Sports SL is an international sports management, marketing and media company founded in 1988. Dorna is the exclusive commercial and television rights holder to MotoGP (FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix), SBK (Super Bikes World Championship) and the Spanish national championship CEV.
Contact: Maëlle Coulon, regional manager EMEA
P: +410 43-222 7777
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
Contact: Christophe Landais, licensing manager
P: +33 475 906 699
Freegun is the reference brand, well known by fashionable teenagers for its iconic, colorful underwear. Created in 2007, Freegun is now a global brand that also provides a street and urban collection and fashion accessories for men, women and children.
Contact: Adam Bass, director
P: +020 7256 1001
Established in 2002, Golden Goose is the U.K.'s leading boutique brand licensing consultancy. Its team of experienced marketing professionals works with brand owners, retailers and manufacturers to create licensed products that generate revenue and brand equity. Clients receive a bespoke service with each brand benefiting from a tailor-made licensing strategy and a dedicated account team. Account directors are senior level executives with licensing experience working on global brands across multiple territories. It also has the established processes and templates required to initiate licensing programs for large corporations looking to release the licensing model's potential.
Contact: Shane Doughty
Introduced to the U.K. market in 2008, Heat Holders has proven a global success. It started as the "Ultimate Thermal Sock" and the concept of "Making Life Warmer" has transcended across a range of thermal accessories, clothing and beyond. Owned by the Ruia Group with other brands such as Hawick Knitwear and Glenmuir, the company is now looking to expand its products and licensee base.
Historic Royal Palaces
Contact: Jenny Smyth, licensing executive
P: +44 0 20 3166 6841
Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. It helps everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built. Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises is the trading arm to the charity and its licensing program grants companies the right to use its prestigious royal brand and create product inspired by its palaces, gardens and collections relevant for today's market. The current licensing portfolio covers home, garden, tabletop, fashion, jewelry and gifts.
Imperial War Museum
Contact: Anne Buky, licensing consultant
P: +44 207 091 3072
IWM's unique collections, made up of the everyday and the exceptional, help to tell the stories of people's spirit, resilience, creativity and innovation in the face of adversity. The 2014 to 2018 time period marks the centenary of the First World War. IWM is at the center of these national commemorations and other anniversaries.
International New York Times
IPR Licensing, EMEA Licensing Agent for DuPont, KEVLAR
Contact: Sarah Dixon, joint managing director
P: +44 0 20 8742 1016
IPR Licensing, EMEA Licensing Agent for DuPont, KEVLAR is a specialist in the creation and management of international licensing programs for discerning brand owners. IPR works in total partnership with its clients and has an "in-house" approach to everything it does. DuPont is a world-class science company delivering innovative products, materials and services to the global marketplace, and serving markets as diverse as agriculture, nutrition, electronics and communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.
Contact: Peter Lococo, president
LoCoco Licensing's Keith Kimberlin brand offers the most extensive portfolio of kitten and puppy photography in the world, including more than 50,000 images and 20 style guides. Founded in 1990, it is a full service licensing and design agency with licensed products in over 70 countries.
Major League Baseball
Contact: Simon Gresswell, vice president, licensing
P: +44 0 208 233 6256
Major League Baseball is the original American lifestyle brand, engrained in the daily life of America and embraced by a plethora of music and media icons that wear the brand. There are 30 MLB teams, each with unique and evocative logos that represent a city or a state from the world-renowned New York Yankees to the LA Dodgers, each with a story to tell. The brand has genuine sports authenticity and deep-rooted heritage fused with street style-sports fashion for men, women and youth, headwear, footwear, eyewear, bags, stationery and accessories.
Monday 2 Friday
Contact: Begona Diaz-Aguado, licensing director
P: +34 611410711
Monday 2 Friday is an international licensing company that represents different licenses based on concept, artists, brands.
National Museum of Royal Navy
Contact: Giles Gould, head of commercial services
P: +44 23 9272 7583
The National Museum of the Royal Navy tells the entire naval story of a service that has literally sculpted the history, culture and the people of Great Britain. It has a simple vision: to be the world's most respected Naval Museum, underpinned by a spirit of enterprise and adventure. Its goal is to promote the traditions and public understanding of the Royal Navy and its constituent branches of the past, present and future.
National Portrait Gallery
Contact: Matthew Bailey, rights and images manager
The National Portrait Gallery holds over 300,000 portraits of interesting and inspiring people.
Contact: Mike Dunn, president
Pink Key Consulting
Contact: Richard Pink, proprietor
P: +44 7 859362323
Pink Key Consulting is the exclusive European licensing agent for The Kellogg's Vintage licensing program. This program has been successfully running for over five years across Europe. Products have been developed in all major categories including apparel, houseware, gifting and accessories. Licensees include Portmeirion, Anya Hindmarch, Somerbond and Mad Beauty.
Plain Lazy Holdings Ltd
Racy86 is a women's racing clothing label with a unique edgy, urban and vintage flavor. The AW 14 collection draws its inspiration from American college style.
Rapala VMC Corporation
Contact: Janne Ahramo, project manager, brand licensing
P: +358 9 7562 5419
Rapala offers a gateway to a $91 billion market of 440 million sport fishers. It is the No. 1 fishing brand with a presence in 50,000 shops worldwide.
Contact: Lidia Furnica, senior manager corporate strategy
P: +40 721 334 935
ROUTE 66 is an authentic American lifestyle brand with timeless appeal. With products launched in the late 1970s, the ROUTE 66 brand is instantly recognized around the globe. Freedom, hope, authenticity, originality and adventure are the key values that make ROUTE 66 an iconic brand. The company's products are available in more than 100 countries around the world.
Royal Navy, Army & Royal Air Force
Contact: Tony Field
P: +44 207 218 6043
Science Museum Group Enterprises
Contact: Abigail Ratcliffe, group licensing manager
P: +44 0 20 7942 4479
SCMG Enterprises is the commercial arm of The Science Museum Group, a family of internationally respected museums including: Science Museum in London; Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester; National Railway Museum in York and National Media Museum, in Bradford. Its collections span over 2,000 years of scientific and social history, exploring the science and technology that has shaped history. The SCMG Enterprises Business to Business program deals with licensing, publishing and image and print sales, and works to generate income for the museums and to inspire interest in all of its museums and collections.
Contact: Fabrice Philippe, public relations
P: +33 2 36 10 66 73
The British library
Contact: Martin Oestreicher, brand licensing
P: +44 20 7412 7704
The British Library is one of the world's greatest research libraries. It is a place of knowledge and inspiration, encouragement and engagement, enabling people to create new ideas and new works about culture, society and commerce. With 150 million collection items the potential for product development and licensing is limited only by the imagination.
The Licensing Company
Contact: Perdeep Kang, senior brand executive
P: +44 208 222 6100
The Licensing Company represents some of the world's best-known brands and is responsible for numerous innovative successful brand extensions in the market. The company's expertise ranges from home and fashion, to publishing. TLC is part of the newly created Global Brands Group, connecting the company to the best global sourcing and supply solutions. TLC has a joint venture with the U.S. Iconix brand Group and Iconix Europe, which provides a diverse portfolio of fashion and lifestyle brands reaching every retail segment. Its renowned in-house design capabilities and market experience has made TLC and Iconix Europe industry leaders in elevating brands in the marketplace.
The Natural History Museum
Contact: Zuzi Wojciechowska, licensing manager
P: +44 20 7942 5366
The Natural History Museum looks after around 70 million specimens, from dodos to dandelions, and dinosaurs to dragonflies. About 300 scientists work at The Natural History Museum, unraveling the mysteries of life and tackling global issues. With over 5 million visitors a year, the Museum is a top attraction and an inspiring place for all ages. This year also sees the 50th anniversary of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, one of the Museum's most successful temporary exhibitions.
Contact: Jonathan Townsend, director
P: +44 0 20 7731 3233
The Partnership is one of the leading specialists in lifestyle licensing, franchising and distribution. It works with brands such as Monsoon Accessorize, Laura Ashley, Austin Reed, Royal Berkshire Polo Club, Julien MacDonald, WWF, STORM, Trump, Celia Birtwell and Viyella. About 80 percent of the company's business is international.
The Royal Ballet
Contact: Gwyneth Campling, licensing manager
P: +44 0 20 7212 9395
The Royal Ballet is one of the world's most acclaimed ballet companies. It performs a wide-ranging repertory that includes the great classical ballets as well as new works by leading choreographers. The brand represents classic beauty, perfection, athleticism and elegant simplicity, lending grace and style to associated products.
Contact: Dan Amos, head of new media
P: +44 0 207 572 0858
Tinderbox, the digital division of global brand extension agency, Beanstalk, is dedicated to working with new media brands to realize their potential in the world of consumer products. Tinderbox was developed to address the market need for a brand licensing agency specializing in extending digital properties – from social networks to interactive gaming, and all categories of apps including games, entertainment, and lifestyle. Tinderbox partners with digital properties at any stage in their life cycle whether emerging or established, to get them ready and activate their brand through licensing.
UEFA Euro 2016
Contact: Mickael Andreo, senior licensing director
UEFA Euro 2016 will feature 24 teams delivering a significantly enhanced commercial platform, with 65 percent more matches played and almost 80 percent more tickets available. The official licensing program is an important part of the event promotion allowing fans, in France and from around the world, to connect with the competition.
V & A (Victoria & Albert Museum)
Contact: Lauren Sizeland, director of business development and licensing
P: +44 0 20 7942 2981
V&A Licensing continues the Victoria and Albert Museum's founding mission as the world's greatest museum of art and design, leading the way in providing design resources to manufacturing and retail partners worldwide. The contemporary design interpretation of the archives ensures V&A licensed products can compete in the international retail market.
Contact: Olivier Mercier, brand director
P: +352 26 11 91 51
Meaning "stubborn as a Dutchman," Von Dutch was the nickname of legendary artist Kenneth Howard, who was a man who will always be credited for his talent, skill and originality. The Von Dutch brand is not about the VIPs anymore, but about people who value craftsmanship and creativity. As the godfather of the "Kustom Kulture," Kenneth Howard was a forward thinker uninterested in what other people thought who cared only about his true passions. Today, the Von Dutch brand has finally returned to its roots, inspiring a generation with his rock and roll spirit, artwork and imagination.
Contact: Howard Wright, head of licensing
P: +44 1483 412 409
WWF is the world's leading conservation organization with 98 percent global recognition. The brand is known for its pioneering work to protect iconic wildlife and their habitats and to inspire positive change by championing sustainable products, thereby reducing impact on the environment and supporting consumers' desire to live greener lifestyles.
CHARACTER & ENTERTAINMENT
P: +44 0 1856792201
2000 AD is Britain's longest-running and most-celebrated sci-fi comic that has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. The 32-page, weekly anthology is a multi-award-winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humor. The company's characters include Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Rogue Trooper, the A.B.C. Warriors and more.
20th Century Fox Consumer Products
Contact: Kirsty Southgate, brand director EMEA
P: +44 0 20 7632 2352
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products is debuting a multi-category licensing program for a world-class portfolio of top entertainment franchises in television and film. The company will spotlight the latest partnerships with hit television shows including "The Simpsons," "Family Guy" and "Sons of Anarchy," movie properties such as Ice Age, Avatar, Alvin and The Chipmunks, Planet of the Apes and the Rio franchise. In addition, new upcoming film and television series including The Fault in Our Stars, The Book of Life and The Strain will be unveiled.
24IP Law Group
Contact: Lejla Islamagic, public relations
P: +49 89 23 23 00
24IP Law Group's services include strategy and implementation of intellectual property; patents and utility models; trademarks and design patents; Internet domains copyright; competition and sponsoring law; anti-counterfeiting; border seizures, intellectual property rights portfolio management and strategy consulting.
Contact: Jennifer Coleman, vice president licensing and marketing
4K Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. and it manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise outside of Asia. 4K Media handles the brand management, licensing and marketing of Yu-Gi-Oh!, as well as the production and distribution of the Yu-Gi-Oh! television series. The Yu-Gi-Oh! animated franchise, with over 650 episodes, consists of the original "Yu-Gi-Oh!," "Yu-Gi-Oh! GX," "Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds", "Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL," and the recently announced "Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V." The series have been translated and broadcast in 90 countries on leading networks.
Contact: Molly Van Den Brink
P: +44 1179848485
Aardman Animations is a world leader in animation and the creator of the award-winning characters Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. Its rights and brand development division is renowned for developing and building enduring character brands across all media. It specializes in marketing and realizes the commercial potential of its properties in a way that celebrates and respects its intrinsic creative values. Classic brands in the portfolio also include Morph, Timmy Time and Creature Comforts, along with third party representation of other top children's properties. The studio produces feature films, TV series, commercials and digital entertainment for an international market.
Contact: Helmut Pichler, managing director
P: +43 6641136012
Contact: John McInnerny, managing director
P: +44 1234 212 411
Allsorts is an independent licensing agency that represents some of the world's leading brands in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and some eastern European territories.
American Greetings Properties
Contact: Janice Ross, vice president brand marketing and public relations
AG Properties (AGP) is the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation. AGP nurtures such beloved homegrown brands as Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake, keeping them fresh and exciting with innovative digital media, entertainment, marketing, and merchandising strategies that have garnered over $5 billion in retail sales worldwide since 2002. AGP celebrates its acclaimed properties by communicating across all platforms through diverse channels of traditional and social media, merchandise, and marketing. AGP's other evergreen brands include Holly Hobbie and Madballs. Newer brands include Twisted Whiskers, Boofle and Packages from Planet X.
Arait Multimedia SA
Contact: Teresa Sanchez Manrique, licensing manager
P: +34 913573200
Arait Multimedia has one of the largest catalogues of Japanese animation. It is the rights holder of Inazuma Eleven and IEGO! for EMEA territories. It is planning a strong marketing and licensing campaign throughout Europe for 2014-15.
Contact: Rachele Geraci, licensing and agent manager
P: +39 0243001024
A trans-media entertainment company, Atlantyca Entertainment maintains production and distribution, licensing, publishing and foreign rights sales divisions. Atlantyca is the co-producer of two completed seasons of "Geronimo Stilton," the animated series featuring the adventures of the most famous mouse journalist. The first two seasons have been sold in more than 100 countries around the world. The company's licensing division manages the international licensing initiatives for all the Geronimo Stilton brands and all of its character spin-offs, in addition to being the Italian licensing agent for Millimages' "Mouk," "The Little Prince Animation" and Infinity Licensing's lovable fruit brand, "Funny Face."
Aurora World UK
Contact: Nigel Layton-Hill, sales director
P: +44 0 256 374 260
Aurora is a leading global company recognized for high-quality, soft and huggable toy designs in the global gift industry. With over 30 years of experience in development, manufacturing and customer service, Aurora strives to deliver new and wide-ranging toys that appeal to all age groups. YooHoo & Friends is its own unique brand based on endangered animals that has been gathering significant pace throughout 2014. It has had increased distribution in the U.K. grocery channel and across Europe with new license partners, and it will continue with a major QSR promotion that is planned for 2015.
Contact: Tony Domenech
Baby Animals is a unisex design oriented license for kids between 2 and 6 years old. The characters are small animals with their distinctive nappy and soother, live in a childish world that has an 3D aesthetic reserved almost exclusively for animated productions, giving a very attractive appearance to the products.
Contact: Eugenia Peia, managing director
P: +39 059 340700
Backstage Licensing has been in the licensing business for the past 20 years and is one of the most important Italian independent agencies. Its portfolio revolves around three main areas: entertainment, brands and art and design. Backstage Licensing's mission is to develop successful licensing and promotional campaigns while providing its clients with a complete service.
Bang On The Door
Bang on the Door has been a successful design brand for over 25 years, with a proven track record and over 750 characters. Licensees and retailers have a unique opportunity to market exclusive product ranges with the creative support of its original creators and a vibrant design studio.
P: +20 8433 2000
BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC. BBC Worldwide Consumer Products is one of the U.K.'s largest licensors and a major operator in the international licensing industry. BBC Worldwide exists to support the BBC public service mission and to maximize profits on its behalf. It does this through investing in, commercializing and showcasing content from the BBC around the world. The company has a strong portfolio of well-loved brands including Doctor Who, Top Gear, Match of the Day, Something Special, Cbeebies and Sherlock.
Big Tent Entertainment
Contact: Sondra Seecharan
Big Tent Entertainment is an entertainment company specializing in the integrated development and management of media brands. Formed in 2002, the company manages a portfolio across both traditional and new media while focusing on brand strategy, community building, viral marketing, licensing and retail merchandising. The company represents the viral sensation Domo (Worldwide ex. Asia), Discovery Kids from Discovery Communications, NBC/Universal's Biggest Loser franchise, 24-hour preschool network Sprout, Miffy in North America, as well as global personalization brand Pixfusion.
Contact: Guillem Rey, marketing manager
P: +34 93 452 60 00
Biplano was founded 1990 and has now premises in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisboa, Paris and Shenzhen. Biplano is a leading licensing and promotional marketing company in Southern Europe and performs in six different categories of licenses to cover the specific needs of each product: TV, cinema and DVD, classics, concepts, sports and branding. It represents licensors such as Sanrio, Platinum, IMPS, Vooz, King Features, Nickelodeon, Toei, WWE, M.G.A. and Fremantle among others.
Blue-Zoo Animation Studio
Contact: Daniel Isman, director
P: +44 0 7879 487 940
Blue-Zoo is an award-winning animation studio founded in 2000. This creative, adventurous and independent company has a renowned reputation for its passionate, standout, high-quality animation for TV, commercials and children's programming. Over the past 14 years, Blue-Zoo has built strong relationships with TV broadcasters and media companies allowing them to produce hits such as "Tree Fu Tom," "Q Pootle 5," "Olive the Ostrich" and "Alphablocks." The company won the 2012 BAFTA's Children's Award for best independent production company.
Contact: David Hodgson, producer
P: 01273 982501
The Boj series first aired in May 2014 and 3- to 6-year-olds fell for inspirational cartoon character Boj immediately, boosting CBeebies audience share and hitting 1.7 million iPlayer views in its first month. Boj and his inspired Boj-a-boom ideas have also helped the interactive app-books become equally successful, reaching top three in the App store charts. With a further high profile rollout in major territories throughout 2014 and 2015, supported by key broadcasters (including PBS Sprout, ABC Australia and France5), the company is seeking licensing partners worldwide across all categories to share in the fun of Boj's unique approach to creative play.
Bradford License Europe
Contact: Andrew Maconie, president
P: +44 (0) 1425 403 430
Bradford License Europe is the European branch of the hugely successful U.S. based licensing agency, Bradford Licensing, and is the associate company of Licensing Management International (LMI) in the U.K. Bradford Licensing first opened its doors to the world of marketing and licensing in 1986, in the midst of the thrills and glamour of New York City, proudly representing Pepsi in the domestic market. Additional offices are now operating in India and China. Bradford License Europe represents HBO's most popular series to date, "Game of Thrones," for licensing opportunities throughout Europe.
Brands With Influence
P: + 07831 235 024
P: + 02083255455
Bulldog Licensing is a global, full service agency with offices in London and New York. Representing the rights to a number of the world's leading brands, the company has grown rapidly since its formation in 2007 to be recognized as one of the leading operators in the licensing sector. Its select portfolio of properties and streamlined approach to licensing means that all stakeholders benefit from its ability to react quickly to the changing demands of the industry, while its proprietary property mapping system helps to ensure all brands selected for its portfolio are fit for purpose in the global commercial environment.
Contact: Gustav Melin, head of international licensing
P: +46 8 55520612
Bulls Licensing is a full service licensing agency, offering retail, marketing and media expertise, as well as traditional licensing services and worldwide agency network. With a client network of over 400 licensees, including H&M, Finnair, Samsung, Suzuki and Unicef, Bulls will offer many ways to approach an ever-expanding market.
Contact: Sarah Gilbert, assistant
P: +44 0 20 8392 2439
Caroline Mickler is an award-winning agency specializing in creating and implementing licensing programs as agent and consultant for brands including: The Beatles, Yellow Submarine, Moomin, Fifty Shades, Boo The World's Cutest Dog and Mr Bean.
Carte Blanche Group
Contact: Julia Andrews, trade marketing manager
P: +01243 792518
Carte Blanche Group is an international creator, distributor and licensor of character branded products, including toys, gifts, greeting cards, apparel and homewares. Best known for Tatty Teddy, the cute grey bear with the blue nose, and the signature character of the much loved Me to You brand, Carte Blanche is also the brand owner of nursery proposition, Tiny Tatty Teddy. Tatty Teddy & My Blue Nose Friends is a colorful new brand appealing to girls ages 8 and under.
Contact: Becky Brown, marketing manager
P: +440 161 850 0251
Character World is a market leader in designing, producing and supplying licensed bedroom accessories and furniture, including children's beds, duvet covers, curtains, rugs, cushions, fleeces and ponchos. The company currently supplies all major U.K. retail and catalogue chains and is distributing its product across Europe including France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, Austria, CEE and Nordics.
Contact: Irina Gribanova
P: +32 0 11 28 68 68
Thirty years of creating children's books has provided Clavis Publishing with a big family of strong characters, all with unique personalities. The educational and rich characters add bonus value for conscious consumers and Clavis Publishing is confident that all children – of every age, race and gender – are reaching for a bigger and better world.
Contact: Anna Ball, assistant licensing manager
P: + 02070040980
The Coolabi Group is a leading, independent, international media group and rights owner specialising in the creation, development and brand management of children's and family intellectual property rights. Our properties are developed to excite, engage and sustain their appeal to consumers in every major market. Coolabi has particular expertise in the media of publishing, television and digital. The group, made up of Coolabi and Working Partners, has a particular expertise in the media of publishing, television and digital.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group
Contact: Suzanne Trevor, marketing executive
P: + 020 8563 6400
CPLG is one of the world's leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agencies with offices in the U.K., Benelux, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. CPLG, the licensing arm of DHX Media, has more than 40 years of experience in the licensing industry.
Contact: Polly Emery, brand and marketing director
Copyrights is a full service international brand licensing agency and consultancy offering strategic worldwide brand development, licensing and retail expertise. It is committed to the long-term development of each of its properties
Creative Licensing Corporation
Contact: Rand Marlis, president
Creative Licensing Corporation is an independent licensing agency representing classic and contemporary films.
Crypton Future Media
Contact: Kanae Muraki, U.S. and Europe marketing director
P: +81 50 373 23921
Crypton Future Media is a music technology and licensing company based in Sapporo, Japan. Crypton started out as music software importer for Japan distribution, but engaged quickly in the development of voice synthesizer software. Hatsune Miku is one of the six characters developed for the voice synthesizer product and is the character illustration featured on the software package. By incorporating stylized illustrations for each character, Crypton encapsulated a fundamental element of contemporary Japanese pop-culture while connecting it to music and creativity. The Crypton Family includes the characters Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO and MEIKO.
Cyber Group Studios
Contact: Alexandra Algard, international licensing and marketing director
Cyber Group Studios is an independent French producer and distributor with strong international appeal. The company has built a catalog of worldwide series, including Zou and Zorro. With 25 licensees across the world, Zou is a successful licensing program. Zorro The Chronicles will be released at the end of 2015 on a worldwide basis.
DC Thomson & Co
Contact: Tim Collins, commercial manager
P: +44 0 20 7400 1042
DC Thomson & Co is a private company and one of the leading publishing houses in the U.K. The company's headquarters is in Dundee, Scotland, with a London base in Fleet Street. DC Thomson publishes newspapers, magazines, comics and books. The company also has interests in radio, printing, retailing and online services.
Deliso, Sophie La Girafe
Contact: Stephanie Arnaud, marketing and operation manager
P: +33 (0) 4 50 01 06 20
Deliso is in charge of the rights for the Sophie la girafe's license worldwide. Deliso was created three years ago based on the success of the international and one of a kind icon: Sophie la girafe. The original toy has been around for 53 years and more than 50 million products have been sold, Sophie la girafe is the first baby's toy. In this short period, Deliso has already signed over 25 licensing contracts over the world.
Contact: Olwyn Griffith, sales and marketing assistant
P: +44 1892 506883
Dependable Solutions, Inc. (DSI) offers a portfolio of software applications that automate contract management, financial, royalty and creative operations through web-based solutions for licensors, agents and licensees. In just eight years, DSI has quickly become the No. 1 solution vendor for automated licensing, approval and financial compliance processes.
Contact: Vincent Lam, marketing officer
P: +852 2157 5988
Contact: Adam Reed, U.K. consumer products, marketing director
P: + 07884650603
Dreamworks will showcase exciting plans for upcoming movies and classic properties. The much loved Penguins of Madagascar and Home, an alien invasion comedy with heart starring the voice and all new music by Rihanna, lands in cinemas in time for Christmas 2014 and 2015. The spookily hilarious ghost hunting adventure B.O.O. (Bureau of Otherworldly Operations), will be released in time for Halloween. There is also fantastic activity planned for Postman Pat and Where's Wally – as well as brand new content on recently announced plans for Noddy, Felix the Cat and one of the company's big 2016 movies, Trolls.
Contact: Alicia Davenport, licensing director
P: +44 0 20 3757 2170
DRi Licensing is an independent licensing and marketing agency specializing in the management of long-term high quality characters and brands. DRi's portfolio of prestigious brands in the children's publishing, design, gift and greeting sectors include Miffy, Roald Dahl, Boofle, Edward Monkton, Pets Rock, Caroline Gardner, Madeleine Floyd and Doug Hyde.
P: +44 0 20 7637 4660
Entertainment One Licensing will be heading to BLE with its slate of preschool properties Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, in addition to teen lifestyle brands SO SO Happy and Skelanimals. In the U.K., eOne's preschool property Peppa Pig celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with Golden Wellies themed celebrations including consumer marketing activities, new product partnerships and a 15 minute broadcast special. Internationally, Peppa continues to strengthen its foothold in key markets including Australia, Italy, Spain, Latin America, the U.S., Russia and Benelux. Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom has now achieved full retail distribution throughout the U.K. following Character Options' re-launch of the master toy line this summer.
Contact: Nesli Karamuftuoglu
P: +49 89 266066
Euro Lizenzen is a leading, independent Munich-based licensing agency specialized in the development of brand, character, art, publishing and entertainment-based licenses. Euro Lizenzen advantages include: a history of proven success for clients ranging from unknown, individual creators with brand-new, original concepts to global corporations with world-famous brands; a strong network of contacts within the retailer and manufacturing communities, over 40 years of brand licensing experience and expertise; proven proficiency in understanding and reaching retailers; and dedication to great client service with a personal touch.
Contact: Natasha Dyson, vice president licensing
P: +44 0 20 77208075
Evolution Europe is a brand management and licensing agency. The company's creative approach to licensing ensures that it delivers successful, innovative and eye catching programs that appeal to partners, retailers and consumers alike. The company also builds brand USP in partnership with the licensor. It represents character brands such as Dumb Ways to Die, Subway Surfers, Miramax's back catalogue of over 500 films, Tooned by McLaren, Henri Le Worm, Dave and Hannibal.
Contact: Emma Jane Gregory-Brittain, business development
P: +44 116 276 2929
Fashion UK is an established licensed merchandise company with 16 years of experience. The company is an apparel specialist and covers boys', girls', ladies' and men's apparel, ranging from socks, underwear, night wear and a full range of outerwear. In addition to apparel, the company works with complementary products, such as fashion gifting and footwear.
France TV Distribution
Contact: Emmanuelle Mersier, chief of marketing projects
France TV Distribution is continuously developing and enriching its portfolio with prestigious and high growth potential brands from preschoolers to adults, including: Mr. Men and Little Miss, Noddy, Charley & Mimmo, Peppa Pig, Super 4 (from Playmobil universe), LoliRock, Peter Rabbit, Mofy and Extreme Football.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment
Contact: Katie Resnick, vice president, events
P: +44 20 7691 6552
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment is a worldwide leader in family entertainment and one of the most dynamic independent producers, licensors and distributors of engaging and groundbreaking content in the sector. The division works with best-in-class partners to build global franchises that connect with children and families across multiple touch points. FMKFE's broad and distinctive brand portfolio includes the 21st Century reboot of Danger Mouse, preschool action animation series "Tree Fu Tom," comedy "Strange Hill High" and two new girls' preschool series–the inspiring "Kate & Mim-Mim" and the magical "Ella the Elephant."
French Licensing Federation
Contact: Juliette Blind, administrative manager
Founded in 2010 and open to IP-owners, licensing agents and licensees based and conducting business in France, The French Licensing Federation is the official body representing the licensing industry towards other associations, governing agencies, retailers, manufacturers and the media. The Federation is also meant to be a think tank for its members and a purveyor of industry data.
Contact: Paola de Villasante, director licensing international
P: +52 442 225 0930
Fulanitos is considered an "evergreen" brand today. After it was originally created in Mexico, the company has expanded to Latin America, the United States, Canada and Europe. Fulanitos' appeal lies in the simplicity of its image, which, although cute and cuddly, is also an image that is easy to relate to. Fulanitos has an enduring appeal to children, especially girls, within a wide age range.
Contact: John Burns, partner
P: 0161 836 7700
Gateley LLP is a full service national law firm that promotes the commercial interests of companies, individuals and organizations. Trading as Gateley in England and HBJ Gateley in Scotland, the company offers solutions-driven, flexible and commercial legal advice based on an integrated and partner-led service.
Contact: Cédric Petitpas, vice president of marketing, consumer products and business development
Gaumont Animation is one of Europe's leading producers and distributors of children's entertainment. The studio is currently producing new episodes of "Calimero" and acts as global agent on behalf of its property owner, Calidra and the Pagot family. It has more than 50 licensees already on board in Europe.
Contact: Gianluca Petruzzelli, licensing
P: +39 02 9647 5369
Giochi Preziosi is one of the world's leading companies in the toy market sector and the leader in the Italian market. The company's huge success is based on continuous research and development, carefully tuned sales and marketing policies, and an effective communications strategy, in addition to its direct activity in the retail sector. Over the years the company has implemented an important diversification process leading to outstanding business results in a variety of sectors. Furthermore the company has been strongly focused on expanding at the international level and has now achieved global recognition of its business model.
Contact: Jolene Chuang, sales manager
Glory Innovations is a printing company that specializes mainly in UV plastic and special effect printing. The company has its own offset printing machine, screen-printing machine, lamination machine and foil-engraving machine. With a full in house efficient supply chain, Glory Innovations is able to provide accurate quotation and excellent services to fulfill printing needs. The company has earned certifications from ISO, AIB and 3C. From its experience with products in contact with food, the company is also well familiar with the requirements and regulations concerned with packing material used in the food industry.
Grani & Partners
Contact: Claudia Pederzini, event manager
P: +39 059 816411
Grani & Partners is a successful name in the fields of loyalty and fidelity, promotion, publishing and partwork. As a privileged partner of leading licensors worldwide in terms of B2B/B2C operations, it offers a wide range of products featuring the most popular brands in today's youth market to a large number of major corporate clients.
Hasbro Brand Licensing & Publishing
Contact: Maria Harris
P: +44 0 208 569 1234
Hasbro, Inc. is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the company's world class brand portfolio, including Transformers, Monopoly, Play-Doh, My Little Pony, Magic: The Gathering, NERF and Littlest Pet Shop. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere.
Contact: Herve Chiquet, manager
P: +33 608224471
HCA is an exciting and timeless iconic French brand founded by Hervé Chiquet 15 years ago. HCA's design studio team of illustrators and graphic designers creates innovative concepts for teenagers and adults. Using contemporary and modern techniques, HCA develops a new graphic style guide every year for its best properties inspired from fashion and contemporary trends. With a portfolio counting over 3,000 design samples and nine unique property collections, HCA keeps expanding its presence globally with over 30 worldwide licensees. The company's properties include: Catsline, Dogs & Shapes, Kate-Rose Berry, Charming Day, Miss Dolly, Tedinours, Comic Park, Little Charlie and Amiko-Shi.
Contact: Helen Howells, joint managing director
P: +44 0 207 682 3154
Hoho Rights and Hoho Productions are wholly owned subsidiaries of Hoho Entertainment, a children's production and rights management company dedicated to developing intellectual properties that are designed to be seen and experienced on all media platforms. The company was co-founded in January 2011 by Oliver Ellis and Helen Howells, who collectively have over 30 years experience in the TV development, production and rights management business. Hoho Rights actively manages all its own in-house developed brands and also offers TV distribution, licensing and merchandising services to third party companies.
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is promoting Hong Kong's unique advantages as a hub for licensing activities in Asia. HKTDC is the official organization that promotes Hong Kong's trade in goods and services with the world.
P: +33 6 08 47 64 86
ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Contact: Jenni Williams, events manager
P: +44 0 20 7157 6163
ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) will be showcasing the groundbreaking new series "Thunderbirds Are Go!" which has been produced by ITV Studios in partnership with Pukeko Pictures and highly acclaimed Weta Workshop. As a division of ITV plc, the largest commercial channel in the U.K., ITVS GE is one of the world's leading international TV distribution and consumer products businesses and has a growing, diverse licensing portfolio which also includes: Playmobil, Super 4, Matt Hatter Chronicles, Digimon Fusion, Thunderbirds Classic, Cut the Rope and Village People.
Stand: D001; G100
Contact: Steve Chen, managing director
P: +852 2805 2186
JAST Company is a reputable gift manufacturer of consumer products, including paper and plastic products with embedded electronics technology, such as sound, light, fiber and moving mechanisms for various patented products, including musical pens, musical gift bags, musical gift boxes, musical notebooks, musical greeting cards, and musical mugs.
Contact: Sam Johnson, kids' brand manager
P: +44 0 1889 593 499
JCB is one of the world's largest manufacturers of earthmoving and agricultural equipment. The brand is also a well-recognized and trusted brand on the U.K. high street and beyond with a wide range of consumer products available. Each product carries our brand values of innovation, durability, safety and quality.
Contact: Jane Evans; Janet Woodward, director
P: +44 1225 819030
JELC is an independent licensing agency with a diverse portfolio that includes clients from the corporate, art and design, publishing and apparel sectors. Its management team has over 60 years experience in the global licensing world. JELC has a sister company, BER, concentrating on Russia and CIS.
Contact: Cathleen Titus, vice president of international licensing
King Features Syndicate, a member of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication Group, is the world's premier distributor of comics, columns, puzzles and games to print and digital outlets worldwide. One of the largest and most experienced organizations in merchandise licensing and entertainment, King represents classic properties, such as Popeye, Olive Oyl, Betty Boop, Beetle Bailey, Hagar the Horrible, Flash Gordon, The Phantom and the exciting new brand collaboration, Betty Boop & Chupa Chups. The company continues to expand its portfolio and now represents new properties, including well-known artists and bloggers.
Contact: Sung Hoon Yoo, assistant manager
P: +82 2 3153 1307
Licensing Management International
Contact: Nicola Danson, general manager
P: +44 0 1425 403 430
LMI was established in 1982 and has enjoyed a long and successful trading history. With many years of combined business knowledge and consultancy work, the company has the experience and passion to help develop a brand's potential. LMI works in partnership with brand owners to develop and implement their licensing programs. Understanding a brand's strategic objective and its business and social values is key to the company's work.
Lisle International Licensing
P: +44 0 1937 586 237
Contact: Laura Bond, brand manager
P: +44 0 20 8246 4014
"Chuggington" is an action packed and contemporary animated train series for preschoolers that follows the exciting adventures of three young trainees: Wilson, Brewster and Koko. In each energetic, vibrant episode, the trainees ride the rails through the world of Chuggington, exploring the many locations and taking on exciting challenges that test their courage, speed and determination. With the help, support and guidance of more experienced Chuggers, they learn positive values, including respect and loyalty, and new skills, such as teamwork and patience, empowering them to be the best trainees they can be.
Contact: Anaïs Simón, licensing department
P: +34 932723059
Luk Internacional is the largest independent audiovisual company dedicated to children and youth in Spain and Portugal. Presently, the company is a TV distributor for Spain, Andorra, Portugal, and EMEA of TV properties such as: DORAEMON, Shin Chan, and the licensing agent of DORAEMON property for Spain, Portugal, CEEMA and Russia. The company is also the licensing agent for properties such as B-DAMAN, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and the latest, Princess Zombie, an amazing girl property. The company also handles design properties such as The Trash Pack, Robin Zingone and Kayo Horaguchi.
Contact: Joe Hofer, senior marketing and public relations manager
P: +49 8102 99453-0
The m4e Group is an international brand management and media company for children's and family entertainment content. The company is a leader in the creation, production, distribution and marketing of animated and live action programming. Its library of nearly 2,200 episodes features some of the most recognizable brands, including Lizzie McGuire, Mia and me, and Tip the Mouse. The company controls Telescreen B.V., Television GmbH, Tex-ass Textilvertriebs GmbH, the joint venture companies Lucky Punch GmbH and YEP! TV Betriebs GmbH & Co.KG. It also controls m4e Licensing & Merchandising, a full service agency representing entertainment brands.
Masha and the Bear
Masha and the Bear is the first Russian animation brand that has the potential to speak to families all over the world, thanks to its unique style and hilarious scripts. The ratings speak for themselves: the brand is No. 1 in terms of recognition in central and eastern Europe.
Mattel Brands Consumer Products & HIT Entertainment
Contact: Sara Tossell, senior licensing manager
P: +01628 500266
Contact: Marion de Faucamberge, merchandising
P: +33 1 70 38 56 34
Mediatoon Licensing is the internal licensing agent for Media Participations, a major publishing, press and audiovisual production group. Its properties come from the animation and publishing with world famous characters such as Garfield, Spirou, The Magic Roundabout, Lucky Luke, Yakari, Naruto, Marsupilami, Bobby & Bill and more.
Contact: Claire Potter, managing director
P: +44 0 20 7720 4007
Metrostar is both a licensing agency and a literary agent, representing some of the U.K.'s leading entertainment and lifestyle properties, such as Downton Abbey, The Great British Bake Off, The Little House on the Prairie, The Great British Sewing Bee, The Scout Association, The Little Prince and Little Suzy's Zoo.
Contact: Tony Crouchman, global live and events manager
P: +44 0 7823 772190
Mind Candy is a global entertainment company and the creator of the successful Moshi Monsters franchise. Formed in 2004 by Internet entrepreneur Michael Acton Smith, Mind Candy is considered a pioneer for digitally based brands in the family entertainment space.
Contact: Gustav Melin, head of international licensing
P: +46 8 55520612
Bulls Licensing is the worldwide agent of Moomin Characters. The Moomins were recently listed as one of top 20 licensing brands, launched a new feature film and celebrated Tove Jansson's 100-year anniversary with a UNICEF collaboration.
Contact: Jamie Patterson
Mr. Trafalgar was developed by Newcastle based artist and illustrator, Jamie Patterson, together with his business partner, Bella Binus. Inspired by Art Nouveau and illustrators such as Aubrey Beardsley and Jan Pienkowski, Jamie has created a rich, imaginative world of many humanized animal characters, where the centrepiece is a dapper rodent called Mr. Trafalgar. All the artwork is hand-drawn in silhouette pen and ink graphics. As a brand Mr. Trafalgar made his first appearance in the licensing arena at BLE 2013 as the winner of the License This! Challenge.
Contact: Eric Rennagel, chief executive officer
Contact: Antoine Erligmann, vice president of licensing Europe
P: +33 142710828
Nelvana is one of the world's leading international enterprises in the development, production and distribution of children's animated and live-action content. Nelvana's library has well over 4,000 episodes, airing in over 160 countries and has received over 70 major international program awards. Nelvana's consumer products division continues to expand its portfolio by introducing new content and programs around key brands such as Treehouse, Franklin and Friends, Max & Ruby as well as introducing new properties, such as Trucktown. A leader in rights management, Nelvana has opened up new avenues for content delivery through strategic partnerships with pioneering companies.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products
Contact: Tom Gunn, brand director EMEA and ANZ
P: +44 0 20 3580 2474
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the No. 1 entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the No. 1-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years.
Contact: Angeles Blanco, senior director licensing and merchandising EMEA
P: +44 7792948293
Best known for its global phenomenon, Talking Tom, OutFit7 is one of the fastest-growing media entertainment companies on the planet. OutFit7 was founded by a group of entrepreneurs whose mission is to bring fun and entertainment to all. Its flagship franchise Talking Tom and Friends has achieved over 1.7 billion downloads since its launch in 2010 and continues to grow with 230 million monthly active users. The popular characters started life in the digital world and now extend from mobile apps to chart-topping YouTube singles, animated web series, innovative merchandise and a soon-to-be-released TV series.
Contact: Allison Myers, licensing manager; Jacquie Russo, marketing manager
P: +44 0 1709 730 700
Paper Island is known for its popular lifestyle brands, with Born to Shop, Fizzy Moon and Dinosaurus being just a selection of its best-selling licenses to date. The company's new brand, Verity Rose!, will make its debut at BLE this year, with captivating characters, whimsical words and a patchwork of patterns to create a gorgeous social expression brand with a touch of nostalgia.
PEA & PROMOPLAST
Contact: Ilaria Bartozzi, project manager, collectables and toys division
P: +39 0112230302
Penguin Random House
Contact: Katy Shea, licensing sales executive
P: +44 0 20 7840 8824
Stories have always been at the heart of Penguin Random House, and now the company is telling these stories in new and exciting ways. Across licensing, consumer products, TV production and live events, it is finding brilliant new ways to expand the worlds of some of the world's favorite books including Vintage Ladybird, Spot, Flower Fairies, Topsy and Tim, Hairy Maclary and Friends, Swallows & Amazons, Wanda and the Alien, Vintage Children's Classics and Matt Sewell's Birds.
P: +0207 7309606
Performance Brands is Europe and Asia's largest and fastest growing brand licensing agency. Performance Brands specializes in representing trademark and lifestyle brands, the company focuses on long-term relationships and is relentless in searching for the right partners for our clients. The company fully manages the ongoing relationships, processes and administration that are integral to a successful and risk free partnership.
Contact: Phillipe Soutter, president
P: +33 1 83 64 34 63
PGS Entertainment is a leading international brand management company, exclusively dedicated to kids' and family entertainment and targeting the media fields of broadcast, home entertainment, mobile, online, licensing, merchandising and music publishing.
Contact: Suzanne Till
Pink Chillies, License This! 2012 winner, is an exciting brand of adorable elephant characters and friends. Each character has a meaningful name and special power. The company also represents an endangered species and/or environmental issues, adding a fantastic educational element to the brand. It had a successful plush launch and newly signed Pan Euro licensee in the U.K.
Created 35 years ago by Albert Barillé, "Once upon a time..." became a series, then a saga and now it belongs to the children's broadcasting scene. It is a success story in more than 100 countries and 4 billion people have watched the series.
Contact: David Todd, chief executive officer
P: +64 9 309 63 63
Dissero Brands owns and manages the evergreen Rachael Hale brand, with which licensees can enjoy the financial and professional rewards of a timeless and enchanting business proposition. As a world leader in animal photography, the Rachael Hale brand has captured "the world's most lovable animals" in images that can be seen on a wide range of products across more than 60 countries around the world. This includes Rachael Hale greeting cards, calendars, stationery, bedding, apparel, giftware and much more.
Contact: Elisa Magrini, event coordinator
P: +39 071 750 67 586
Rainbow is a world leader in the kids' entertainment industry, dedicated to TV and movie production, along with managing business activities from concept to production to global distribution. Rainbow's successful distribution of its content in diverse media including TV, theater, and the Internet, as well as in the consumer products industry, has led to the company being ranked at the top of the yearly License! Global licensor list and first in Europe. Rainbow's property list includes: Winx Club, Mia and me, Huntik Secret and Seekers, PopPixie, Tommy & Oscar, Prezzy, Monster Allergy, Maya Fox, Gladiators of Rome, and Gon.
Contact: Tanya Campbell, publishing executive
P: + 44 0 1743 364 433
Redan Alchemy LLP was created by Redan Publishing, the U.K.'s leading independent publisher of children's magazines, to represent its IP rights, in-house characters and third party brands for licensing.
Contact: Charlie Donaldson, managing director
P: +44 2072076243
Rocket Licensing is an independent licensing and brand development company launched in January 2007. The company manages a variety of brands, including Eric Carle, MGM, Sony Pictures, Hornby Hobbies, A-Z, Models Own, Dr Seuss Enterprises, Lionsgate, Emma Thomson, The Collective, Mrs Brown's Boys and Q Pootle 5.
Contact: Anu Haapamaki, executive assistant
P: +358 207 888 300
Rovio is an entertainment media company and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Rovio was founded in 2003 as a mobile game development studio, and the company has developed several award-winning titles for various mobile platforms. In 2009, Rovio released "Angry Birds," a casual puzzle game for touchscreen smartphones that became a worldwide phenomenon from 2010 onwards. The "Angry Birds" games have enjoyed continuing worldwide chart success, and the franchise has since expanded to a variety of new business areas in the entertainment industry. Rovio is rapidly expanding its activities in broadcast media, merchandising, publishing and services.
Contact: Becky Coulter, coordinator, public relations
Saban Brands applies a global omni-channel management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development to grow its portfolio of intellectual properties.
Contact: Véronique Pichon, president
P: +33 1 40 54 96 42
Sagoo is an alternative licensing agency that develops a premium program of products and merchandise in France and Europe. Because every property is unique, Sagoo provides a "tailor-made" business model specific to each.
Contact: Giuliana Spaggiari, marketing manager
P: +39 0236529354
Sanrio was founded in Japan by Mr. Shintaro Tsuji in 1960. Best known for global icon Hello Kitty and home to many endearing characters including Chococat, My Melody, Keroppi, Badtz Maru, Little Twin Stars and newly acquired British icon Mr. Men and Little Miss, Sanrio is a worldwide lifestyle brand founded on the philosophy that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. For over 50 years, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique Sanrio products and experiences.
Contact: Jo Campbell, general manager
P: +44 0 20 8781 1104
Santoro is currently best known for the Gorjuss phenomenon and its beautiful art collections including Mirabelle and Willow. Santoro prides itself on constant innovation and impeccable attention to detail. The company will be showcasing its stunning premium collections with products developed in conjunction with over 40 international licensees.
Contact: Sissel Henno, head of brand licensing for EMEA
P: +20 8995 3399
SEGA Europe Ltd. is the European distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
Sekiguchi – Monchhichi
Contact: Christophe Millet, sales and marketing manager
P: +31 0 6 55 845 457
Sekiguchi is a Japanese toy manufacturer and the Monchhichi property inventor and owner.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Contact: Claire Coopland, licensing coordinator
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation 2, PSP, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Network software and hardware in 109 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats. Properties available for licensing include Invizimals, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, God of War, Uncharted, The Last Of Us, Driveclub, Tearaway, inFAMOUS, Lemmings, SingStar, The Order 1886 and of course, the PlayStation brand itself.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products
Contact: Carissa Diest, executive assistant
Sony Pictures Consumer Products, a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, is based in Los Angeles, Calif., and handles the merchandising, branding and retail efforts for some of the most recognized properties in film and television. In addition, the Global Promotions team generates awareness and extends branding potential of individual films and film franchises through the development of co-branded promotions and tie-ins. Licensing opportunities for 2014-2015 include the feature films Hotel Transylvania 2 and Goosebumps, as well as several TV properties including "Breaking Bad," its prequel "Better Call Saul," "The Blacklist," and classics such as Ghostbusters. Global promotions will focus on those two feature films as well as the summer tent pole Pixels.
Founded in 2010 by Steve O'Pray and Mark Hurry, Space Enterprises delivers multi-media marketing know-how, retail expertise, applied creativity and a track record of exceptional success. From its base in London, Space Enterprises develops global licensing programs utilizing a network of sub-agents worldwide, along with highly qualified consultants and dedicated staff in satellite offices. The company is a merchandising and licensing agent for a range of exceptional intellectual properties, which includes the new global pre-school children's television property, The Hive, which is proving to be a worldwide success.
Spain Licensing Pavilion
Contact: Maribel Martin Sopena
P: +34 91 349 19 88
Contact: Ian Downes, director
P: +44 0 20 8337 7958
Start Licensing is an award winning licensing agency. It offers clients a hands-on service - licensing to a plan. Its clients include Jacqueline Wilson, Britvic Soft Drinks, Burton's Biscuits for Jammie Dogers, DC Thomson for The Beano, The Dandy, Bananaman and Dennis & Gnasher. The company is looking forward to talking to new licensees, retail buyers and existing licensee partners.
Contact: Karine Zaire, international licensing coordinator
P: +32 0 3 877 60 35
Studio 100, the leading global family entertainment company, was founded in 1996 by Gert Verhulst and Hans Bourlon. With a truly 360 degree approach based on classic global brands at its core with CGI-series such as "Maya the Bee," "Vic the Viking," "Heidi;" live actions series, "House of Anubis" and "Hotel 13," as well as various properties aimed at local markets, Studio 100 integrates its contents into film, theatre, music, digital platforms, publishing, merchandising, theme parks, live action and animation for each brand.
Studio Pets by Myrna
Contact: Myrna Huijing, owner and director
P: +31 297 349789
Studio Pets by Myrna is the ultimate pet imagery brand. Studio Pets are cute baby animals photographed in adorable settings, with stylish props and stunning graphics. Studio Pets are instantly recognizable, irresistible and creative.
Contact: Talia Lipiec, licensing and partnerships marketing coordinator
P: +33 1 71 35 01 35
Studiocanal, producer of movies and TV shows, manages the rights of its properties including Robocar Poli, Dinosaur Train, Sammy & Co, Paddington, Shaun the Sheep, the X Games, CANAL+ trademarks and the films of its library.
Contact: Annalisa Woods, senior brand manager
P: +45 33 55 6100
"Subway Surfers" is the highly addictive 3D-platform game that puts the player in the role of young graffiti artists as they evade the attentions of a railway security guard and his dog. The game's challenges involve dodging oncoming trains and other hazards, while picking up coins and useful objects. The app's combination of exciting game play and sumptuous animation-style graphics is absolutely irresistible. "Subway Surfers" is now the second most popular game on the planet and the most downloaded game ever on Android.
Contact: Celine Georges, marketing manager
P: +331 41 41 46 43
TF1 Licenses is a department of TF1 Entreprises, which is a 100 percent subsidiary of TF1 Group. With over 20 years of experience in licensing major brands, TF1 Licenses is a major actor in the market, enjoying the trust of many international partners. TF1 Licenses manages a portfolio of powerful brands such as MasterChef, The Voice, Hello Kitty, All Blacks, Octonauts, Mille Bornes, Chuggington, Calimero, Franklin, Ushuaïa and Haribo. The company will also present the brand Barbapapa, an evergreen property with over 100 licensees in European countries and a new promising brand launched on a worldwide scale, Mini Ninjas.
The Creative Rights Agency
Contact: Richard Scrivener, managing director
The Creative Rights Agency specializes in the licensing of literary properties. It works with the U.K.'s leading publishers and its current highly successful licensing programs include Horrible Histories and Horrible Science.
The Dreamchaser Company
Contact: Lucy Woesthoff, senior brand manager
P: +31 0 20 752 39 90
The Dreamchaser Company is a young, dynamic and creative company, focused on creating unique concepts for children filled with positivity, discovery and imagination. Concepts include the hugely successful Woolly & Pip brand, which is currently the most popular brand in the Netherlands and has recently launched on German television.
The Licensing Machine
Contact: Daniela Magnani
P: +39 059 382 111
Panini products are high profile, mass-market collectible favorites that are regularly used in hard-hitting promotional activity ranging from in- and on-pack promotions to retail loyalty programs utilizing either regular or bespoke collectibles of all types. TLM is the Panini Group's licensing agency that offers services to represent clients with the selling of media and merchandise rights.
The Pokemon Company
Contact: Angela Durand, marketing coordinator
The Rastamouse Company
Contact: Rupert Waters, director
The Rastamouse Company is the independent production company and owner of the award winning British preschool smash hit series, "Rastamouse." With 104 episodes of positivity, music and fun Rastamouse and Da Easy crew are now helping children around the world learn right from wrong and how to 'make a bad ting good."
The Smiley Company
Contact: Daniel Jay, brand and marketing director
Smiley is a unique lifestyle brand established for over 40 years as a champion for happiness and positivity. Born from the 1970s peace and love movement, the company is immortalized forever as the icon for the global explosion of house music in the 1980s. The smiley face has never been more relevant than it is today, becoming the staple vocabulary of the digital generation and used by millions of people globally every day as an emoticon. The Smiley trademark is registered in over 100 countries, with more than 200 licensees across 25 product categories.
The U.K. Intellectual Property Office
P: +0300 300 2000
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the government body responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the national framework of intellectual property rights, patents, designs, trademarks and copyright, and the granting and management of rights within that framework. The company leads and promotes U.K. interests in European and international efforts to harmonize and simplify IP law.
The Walt Disney Company
Stand: C000; E000
Toei Animation Europe
Contact: Isabelle Favre, marketing and communication senior manager
P: +33 1 75 00 15 52
Toei Animation is a leading Japanese animation studio which holds worldwide successful brands such as One Piece, Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Captain Harlock and Sailor Moon. The European office manages the TV and merchandising rights for EMEA. Since 2012, the company has also expanded its activities as representative for third party IP.
Contact: Alessandra Sandonati
P: +39 039794612
Contact: Olga Kritskaya, head of licensing
Animation studio Toonbox is the largest Russian animation studio. The company is the market leader in flash animation for television, computer games, advertising and the Internet. Its portfolio has more than 220 total films lasting more than eight hours, many of which gained worldwide fame thanks to the unique quality and creative approach. Among the films are the iconic character Mr. Freeman, the animation series "Om Nom Stories," created for the company ZeptoLab, ethnic original series "Qumi-Qumi," a series for children preschool "Kit'n'Kate!" and many others.
Turner CN Enterprises
Contact: Sue Holbrook, trade marketing
P: 0207 693 1000
Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA, the licensing division of Turner Broadcasting, builds consumer product franchises for the growing library of award-winning original programming for children and families. Cartoon Network launched as a pan-European channel in 1993. The channel now has localized services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa where it is available in 17 languages and in over 130 million homes. Turner Broadcasting System currently broadcasts 73 channels showcasing 18 brands in 23 languages to 125 countries across EMEA. Brands include Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, Boing, CNN International and general entertainment channels TNT, TCM and Glitz.
Contact: Tania Lundeen, senior vice President, sales and licensing
Ty is the manufacturer of the fastest selling collection of soft toys in the world. For the past 28 years, it has led the plush industry in innovation, craftsmanship and value. Its red heart hangtag is globally recognized. The company will premiere a licensing program for Beanie Boos! Since their introduction in 2009, its line of big, sparkle-eyed plush has consistently ranked at the top of industry charts and has become a worldwide phenomenon.
P: +33 1 48 18 50 00
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2012-13 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of £1,256 million.
Contact: Mark Randall, business development director
P: +44 0 118 927 3340
Product safety and quality is absolutely critical for licensed products to safeguard consumers and help protect your brand. UL can help mitigate risk and ensure product compliance with regulatory requirements and brand specifications at every step in the supply chain. Covering a wide variety of licensed products including toys, nursery, premiums and apparel, UL has extensive experience in helping licensors and licensees to develop and maintain customized quality assurance programs. Through its global network of accredited laboratories and active involvement in the development of international safety standards, UL can help provide confidence in the quality and safety of licensed products.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing
Contact: Colleen Foster, senior vice president, marketing
Universal Partnerships & Licensing oversees NBCUniversal's consumer product licensing, film, home entertainment and television promotions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the company's vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. Universal brings an impressive slate of properties, including two blockbusters, to this year's show–Minions, the spin-off of the Despicable Me franchise, slated to bow July 10, 2015; and Jurassic World, the long-awaited next installment of Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking film series, scheduled for release June 12, 2015.
Viz Media Europe
Contact: Xavier Layalle, EMEA senior brand manager
P: +33 0 1 72 71 53 63
VIZ Media Europe Group specializes in managing the development, marketing and distribution throughout Europe of Japanese animated entertainment and licensing graphic novels called manga. It handles some of the most popular Japanese manga and animation properties from initial production, through television placement and distribution to merchandise licensing and promotions for consumers of all ages. Current hit properties include: Doraemon, Tenkai Knights, Victory Kickoff!!, Bleach, Death Note, and award-winning movies like Wolf Children, Giovanni's Island, Summer Wars, Colorful and more.
Contact: Nicola Webster, licensing manager
P: +44 207 396 2666
Walker Books U.K. is renowned for its original publishing and outstanding quality. The company is home to some of the best loved children's publishing brands including: Guess How Much I Love You, Tilly and Friends, Maisy, We're Going On A Bear Hunt, Owl Babies, You're All My Favorites and Can't You Sleep Little Bear?
Warner Bros Consumer Products
Contact: Matt Shaw, marketing manager U.K.
P: +020 7984 6115
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) has an impressive line-up of blockbuster movie brands, fan favorite classics, hit television franchises and milestone anniversaries that will drive the company's licensing, merchandising and retail business in 2014 and beyond.
Contact: Brad Caines, managing director
P: +0 1273 77 05 49
Withit Licensing is an art and design licensor, specializing in the exploitation of a varied portfolio of characters and designs that have been developed in house. Established in 1996 with global retail and promotional successes, its brands appeal to wide ranging demographics and ages. The company has retailed over £20 million through licensing. It works closely with licensees and retailers to deliver a commercial and successful story, and will be launching Joey + Joy, Kitties in the Cities, the ever-popular Phizzogs and many more.
Contact: Warwick Brenner, senior licensing director, EMEA
P: +44 207349 1749
WWE is a diverse multi-platform sports entertainment brand with more than six hours of original weekly programming. Throughout EMEA, there are over 70 active licensees including leaders in class such as Mattel, Take Two Interactive, Fremantle Media, Topps, The Bridge Direct and many more. In 2013, WWE was the No. 3 action figure brand in the U.K. The WWE video game franchise has sold more than 60 million units and over 300 DVD and Blu-Ray titles have been released to date. 2014 will see the launch of a new range of WWE C3 construction figures and playsets under license with The Bridge Direct.
P: +44 0 20 7013 4368
Zodiak Kids is attending BLE and will be showcasing a range of properties including new preschool show "Zack & Quack," "LoliRock" from the creators of "Totally Spies!," animated series "The Ranch," arts and crafts property Mister Maker and the preschool property Little Princess.