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.
DHX Media has appointed UYoung Media Group to spearhead a licensing and merchandising campaign in China for “In the Night Garden.”
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group will continue to represent the 600-year-old Scottish golf course complex St Andrews Links until 2018.
WikiLeaks has discovered a new way to bring in revenue for its non-profit company, known for publishing classified documents–licensing.
The world’s first-ever commercial space line, Virgin Galactic, has tapped Brand Central to develop its CP program in North America.
Brand Licensing Europe’s annual License This! challenge for new creative concepts is now open for entries.
Bulls Licensing has signed on to represent Licensing Management International and its client British Motor Heritage in the Nordics.
Independent licensing agency JELC has signed on to represent the new girls’ brand concept iDoo-B-Doo.
Guru Studio’s Justin Time is growing around the globe with a dedicated store launching on CafePress and a new agent in Turkey.
Former Uglydoll chief brand officer Alita Friedman has launched her own consulting house, Alita’s Brand Bar.
Global brand extension agency, Beanstalk, will now represent America’s original bar and grill, TGI Fridays.
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