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.
Carte Blanche Group has appointed Biplano to represent its classic Me to You property, and the brand's signature character, Tatty Teddy, in France.
BurdaIntermedia Merchandising has been appointed as the German licensing agent for the U.K. preschool brand Deer Little Forest.
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.
Centerstage Brands International has tapped Univision Communications to license the late Latin American movie star Pedro Infante in the U.S.
CBeebies has appointed the licensing agency Brands with Influence to represent its new series “Swashbuckle” in the U.K.
The app “Pou” has tapped Consumer Product Connection to develop a worldwide licensing program for the brand.
Tinderbox and 5th Wave Brands, have joined forces to develop a consumer products program for the award-winning game app, “Badland.”
Licensing agencies Perryscope and Epic Rights have been named to jointly manage a global program for the Woodstock brand.
Lawless Entertainment has appointed Paris-based The Agency to represent the Suzy’s Zoo brand in France and Benelux for licensing.
Ekocycle, the lifestyle brand from will.i.am and the Coca-Cola Company that encourages recycling, has appointed a licensing agent.
Joy Tashjian Marketing Group has been appointed as the licensing agent for Over Active Imagination’s Enchantails brand.
Brands with Influence has been appointed to represent The Amazing People Club brand globally.
MGL Licensing has signed on the represent art brand GAL Designs.
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