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.
The Collegiate Licensing Company (an affiliate of IMG College) has locked up yet another university partnership.
Retailer Target is bolstering its upper management team with several new key appointments.
The British Toy & Hobby Association has announced its finalists for the 2014 Toy Retailer of the Year Awards.
Apparel trade show organizer Bread & Butter has filed for bankruptcy just days after canceling its January 2015 show.
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.
The joint venture between 21st Century Fox's Shine Group and Apollo Global Management's Endemol and Core Media Group has launched.
Norman Bridwell, the author/illustrator of the Clifford the Big Red Dog children’s books died on Dec. 12 at the age of 86.
The Light Fund, the U.K.'s charitable body for the licensing industry, has named 16 beneficiaries for the more than £90,000 it raised in 2014.
In an effort to continue growth, Brand Castle, a licensee for branded baking kits, has named John Brandley as senior vice president, sales.
Scripps Networks Interactive has appointed Phillip Luff to head its U.K., Europe, Middle East and Africa business.
License! Global is hosting a free seminar at the Asian Licensing Conference in Hong Kong Jan. 7–“Learn How to Assess Branded Value and Protect Intellectual Property.”
Aadarsh has tapped independent licensing agency Bruno Productions to represent its preschool brand Purple Turtle in the Netherlands.
The LIMA Board of Directors has selected veteran licensing agents Debra Joester and Joanne Loria for induction into its Hall of Fame.
The finalists were announced today for the British Animation Awards 2014, with licensed properties appearing in almost every category.
Traditional toys will always have a place in the toy aisle, but increasingly digital products and properties are driving trends in children’s play.
Hoho Rights announced a series of new overseas sales for its preschool property “Cloudbabies,” at NATPE Miami.
Boutique agencies Synergy Licensing and The Brand Liaison have formed a new collaboration.
The Boy Scouts of America has appointed Iris Houston to its supply group retail business development department as a licensing specialist.
Acquisitions, challenges at retail and global expansion all defined the major headlines for the brand licensing sector in 2013, and it will be much of the same this year.
Scholastic Media licensees are showcasing a plethora of new product for the kids’ publisher’s brands this week at the New York Toy Fair.
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