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.
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.
Outfit7 has appointed Dream Theatre to represent its digital brand Talking Tom and Friends in India.
The U.K.’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution has appointed global licensing agency Brands with Influence to represent it worldwide.
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.
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