The 35 agents in this annual ranking are the leaders of the pack, working behind the scenes to build some of the world’s biggest brands, from Wimbledon to Cherokee to Pepsi.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has added a host of new gifting licensees for the Classic Thunderbirds brand at the Spring Fair trade show this week.
Olly Ltd. has appointed a licensing agent in the U.K. and Ireland for its Olly the Little White Van brand and appointed a licensing and marketing veteran to its board.
DC Thomson Consumer Products licensees are showcasing a range of new products for The Beano this week at Spring Fair in Birmingham, England.
Giani is debuting its new line of "Great British Bake-Off"-branded appliances this week at Spring Fair in Birmingham, England.
Titan Entertainment is showcasing a wide variety of products from its range of licenses at Spring Fair, taking place this week in Birmingham, England.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association is now accepting online entries for the 2015 Licensing Excellence Awards.
Carte Blanche Group has appointed Biplano to represent its classic Me to You property, and the brand's signature character, Tatty Teddy, in France.
Genius Brands International has appointed Jason Brumbaugh to the newly created position of vice president of digital.
Imports Dragon has hired Felipe Rojas to join its Montreal team as design manager.
Clipper Corp. has signed a licensing agreement with production company Notional to create a collection of kitchen products inspired by the cooking competition series "Chopped."
Toonz Entertainment has acquired the Spainish production and distribution company Imira Entertainment, which specializes in youth programming.
Licensing industry veteran Jim Bell passed away suddenly Oct. 5 at the age of 59.
Viz Media Europe has appointed three new directors.
Toy industry veteran and former president of the U.S. division of Toys 'R' Us, Neil Friedman, has been named president and chief executive officer of Alex Brands.
Netflix announced that episodes of the upcoming kids' series "All Hail King Julien," a spin-off of DreamWorks Animations' Madagascar, will be released in installments.
LIMA and University of California Los Angeles Extension have teamed up to create a dedicated course for licensing industry professionals.
Specialty retailer Francesca's Holdings has named specialty retailing veteran Michael W. Barnes as chairman, president and chief executive officer.
Hasbro has elected the current vice chairman of Lionsgate, Michael Burns, as an independent director to its board of directors.
Hudson’s Bay Company has appointed former Toys 'R' Us chairman and CEO and retail veteran Gerald Storch as chief executive officer, effective Jan. 6.
Comic book and graphic novel publisher IDW Publishing has acquired the independent graphic novel publisher Top Shelf Productions.
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