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.
Bryan G. Stockton has resigned as chairman and CEO of Mattel and Christopher A. Sinclair has been named as the toymaker's new chairman and interim CEO.
Mind Candy has appointed CPLG as the licensing agent for its new gaming brand "World of Warriors" across continental Europe and the U.S.
Tech toys and licensed lines stole the show at this year's U.K. Toy Fair, which took place last week in London.
In April, art licensing agency MHS Licensing will celebrate its 20th anniversary and in anticipation of the event the firm has launched an enhanced website.
Video and social gaming executive Steven Chiang has been named to the board of The Topps Company.
FremantleMedia has increased its stake in Europe's No. 1 multi-channel network Divimove, making Fremantle the majority shareholder.
DreamWorks Animation is restructuring its feature animation business, reducing its annual output from three films to two in an effort to drive profitability.
U.K. royalty auditing firm 360 Audit has made a number of new hires in order to expand its business operations into new territories.
Fashion and accessories designer, licensor and licensee Vince Camuto died Wednesday at the age of 78 after a battle with cancer.
Marsha Armitage-Bristow, founder of the licensing agency Dimensional Branding, has launched another new company, Brand Brilliant Consulting.
Electronic Arts and EA Sports founder Trip Hawkins will be the keynote speaker at the Digital Kids Summit, taking place Oct. 21.
With a combined 35 years of licensing experience, two industry professionals have created a new consulting firm Ideaologie.
Amelie Govett has joined the marketing agency Brand and Deliver as licensing and sponsorship director.
The Toy Industry Association will induct two new members into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
Following a year of celebrations for the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty, the momentum will continue for the Sanrio character at Brand Licensing Europe.
P&L Global Network has signed on to represent Colombian illustrator Catalina Estrada for licensing in Latin America.
Pretty Ugly, owner of the Uglydoll brand, has appointed Fields Corporation as the property's licensing agent in Japan.
FremantleMedia International has re-signed a multi-year deal with MBC Group that will see pan-Arab versions of “Idol” and “Got Talent” re-commissioned.
Fashion legwear and sleepwear brand Hue has tapped Beanstalk as its licensing agent.
Topps has teamed up with Stan Lee to create an all-new Garbage Pail Kids character exclusively for the upcoming Comikaze Expo–Smilin’ Stan.
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