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.
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.
U.K. girl band The Tootsie Rollers has appointed Game of 2 Halves as its new licensing agent.
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