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.
Mind Candy has appointed CPLG as the licensing agent for its new gaming brand "World of Warriors" across continental Europe and the U.S.
Marsha Armitage-Bristow, founder of the licensing agency Dimensional Branding, has launched another new company, Brand Brilliant Consulting.
The oldest symphony orchestra in the country, the New York Philharmonic, has appointed Remarkable Brands as its worldwide licensing agent.
Beanstalk has signed on to help fashion retailer The Limited build its brand beyond its namesake retail stores with a host of licensed brand extensions.
The Campbell Soup Company has retained brand agency Big Tent Entertainment to lead the way for a new line of licensed products.
memBrain has signed on to manage the global licensing program for the character brand Purridge & Friends, created by Furry Feline Creatives.
C3 Entertainment has signed on to represent acclaimed illusionist and magician Michael Grandinetti, currently a regular on the CW TV series "Masters of Illusion."
The Spanish character brand Baby Animals has appointed Empire Multimedia Corp. to represent its brand in Asia.
The kids' educational brand Numbers Alive! has tapped Kid Glove to develop the property for a wide spectrum of entertainment and merchandising platforms.
Tiger Aspect Productions has appointed Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific as the exclusive licensing agent for Mr. Bean in Asia.
DRG presented the new U.K. series “Babylon,” which takes a wry look at a modern police force, at NATPE Miami this week in Florida.
Planeta Junior has taken on the animated TV series “Nutri Ventures,” which promotes healthy eating habits, for TV rights, licensing and merchandising.
Lawless Entertainment has been appointed as the worldwide representative for the Elaine Ryan Home Decorating Kit.
VIZ Media Europe has signed several new broadcast partners and a licensing agent for its boys’ property Tenkai Knights in Benelux.
Licensing agency Dream Theatre is partnering with Adidas to develop the licensing business of the Italian football team AC Milan in India.
Pan American World Airways has tapped Itochu Fashion System as the master licensee for the Pan Am brand in Japan.
All American Licensing & Management Group has been appointed to develop a program for the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Friendly Family Productions has appointed Metrostar to develop a licensing program for the Little House on the Prairie brand in the U.K. and Ireland
Hustler and its licensing agent Sharper Inc. will present a new vision for the iconic adult brand at the Licensing Expo this week.
Universal Music Group and Keshet International have signed a deal that will see UMG have the exclusive option to sign artist agreements with contestants on “Rising Star.”
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