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.
Guru Studio has appointed Small Screen Distribution to manage all TV and home entertainment rights in Asia for its current series.
Brand development and licensing agency Carmella Johns Unlimited has appointed Segal Licensing to represent the lifestyle brand Ragnar in Canada.
Licensing agency TPA has been appointed to represent app property Pou for licensing in the U.K.
The University of California has extended its partnership with The Collegiate Licensing Company, an affiliate of IMG, through 2017.
Start Licensing has signed on to represent the Brand Licensing Europe License This! finalist "Chef & Sue," a weekly comic strip that appears in the newspaper Waitrose.
Learfield Sports has acquired licensing agency Strategic Marketing Affiliates in a move to expand its licensing services in the college market.
Perpetual Licensing has been appointed to manage the new digital/physical crossover coloring book format Painting Lulu.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed as the worldwide licensing agent for the book series Waddley Sees The World.
The Joester Loria Group, global licensing agent for The World of Eric Carle, has appointed Team! Licensing to build the brand in Germany.
In preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Mr. Bean brand in 2015, Tiger Aspect Productions has appointed two new licensing agents.
Tails of Whimsy has teamed up with All Art Licensing and Think Tank Emporium to bring his new property BrokenHeart Pets to the page and the screen.
Brand licensing agency Global Icons is the new exclusive worldwide representative for the Ironman endurance sports brand.
SVP Worldwide has appointed Knockout Licensing to manage and expand its licensing program for the iconic sewing brand Singer.
TF1 has renewed Tele Images’ animated series “The Ranch” for a second season, and, in conjunction, is planning a comprehensive licensing program.
Pretty Ugly, owner of the Uglydoll brand, has appointed LID-Group to serve as their licensing agent in Brazil.
Corus Entertainment's Nelvana has appointed two new licensing agents for Franklin and Friends in German-speaking territories and Turkey.
Big Tent Entertainment has appointed Coolabi as Domo's licensing agent in the U.K. and Ireland.
After a prominent career and many personal accomplishments in music merchandising, Dell Furano and Epic Rights are gearing up to produce another big hit.
Licensing agency The Joester Loria Group has been tapped to represent baby brand Britax for licensing in North America.
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