The 13th Brand Licensing Europe opens its doors on Oct. 18 for three days of deal making, networking and discovery.
In 2010, Brand Licensing Europe broke all previous attendance records with a total of 5,634 visitors, an increase of 16 percent over the previous year. With overseas numbers up 37 percent, the show continues to reinforce its position as the leading event for the European licensing industry. This year, more than 6,000 retail buyers, licensees, consumer goods manufacturers, ad agencies and sales promotion professionals are expected to attend from over 60 countries. The show will again host the film screening suite and the Licensing Academy conference program, as well as the Retail Mentoring Programme and the License This! licensing challenge.
The Retail Mentoring Programme
Brand Licensing Europe's unique Retail Mentoring Programme is back for its second year in 2011, with 10 junior and assistant members of the buying teams from Sainsbury and Mothercare taking part. The Retail Mentoring Programme was introduced last year to develop and nurture retail talent within the licensing industry. A structured program of formal courses, placements with licensors, coursework and attendance at Brand Licensing Europe allows mentees to develop a greater understanding of the licensing market and of the opportunities it holds so that they may take this knowledge back to their buying teams.
The program was very successful last year and both retailers have increased their number of participants in 2011. A morning of seminars, tailored specifically to the requirements of this year's mentees, has been added to the program.
The Licensing Academy
This year's academy will grapple with a number of "hot" topics.
The keynote speaker is Michael Acton Smith, the creator of Moshi Monsters and founder of Mind Candy.
His story is a fascinating one: Mind Candy nearly ran out of investor cash before implementing one last idea for a children's online game. That online game became Moshi Monsters–a huge hit with children racking up more than 50 million users worldwide that keeps kids busy nurturing their adopted monsters and doing puzzles and quests to earn "rox" to exchange for things to keep their monster happy, fed and comfortable.
What Moshi Monsters has achieved in the last year is to bring the concept out of its online existence and into the real world with products. Starting with a magazine (self-published), trading cards and books, the program changed gears with the launch of Moshi toys in January. Mind Candy now has the challenge of keeping the brand alive both on and off screen.
Acton Smith's address will be an entertaining one, for the story of Moshi is a good story and he is its most passionate advocate. However, his message about creating concepts and products for a generation of kids that was born into the digital age is one that will be essential to hear. Acton Smith thinks this is a pivotal moment in the history of kids' entertainment and also in the history of licensed products. Don't miss him at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Licensing Academy's London Room.
The Licensing Academy also tackles the Russian market this year, one of the most complex and exciting of the emerging European markets. Russia's heady mix of scale and increasing consumer affluence makes it highly appealing. But this is a region that takes a long time to master. Brand Licensing Europe has an expert panel lined up, and attendees can expect a combination of facts and figures about the retail landscape as well as some hands-on insight into starting and building a successful licensing program in this region. The full Licensing Academy program can be seen at www.brandlicensing.eu.
Brand Licensing Europe's licensing challenge, License This!, is open for entries. Launched in 2010, this challenge encourages new creative talent and recognizes the huge number of creative people who come to Brand Licensing Europe each year hoping to pitch their concepts to potential licensing executives. Last year's winner, a graphic design concept called Animaru, will be exhibiting on the show floor this year. The three other 2010 finalists have evolved their brands over the last year with deals and new partnerships, which attendees will see evidence of again at Brand Licensing Europe: the boys' action series "Bondiband;" Gombby the Portuguese baker boy; and the online story concept Made in Me.
The License This! panel for 2011 will be chaired by Andrew Kerr of Aoh!k (and previously of Classic Media and Ragdoll) with Oliver Dyer of design company Skew, Eric Huang from Penguin and Patricia de Wilde of Marathon Media.
You can enter the challenge now (via the Brand Licensing Europe website) if you have a new intellectual property concept that has its roots in publishing, art and design, digital media or television.
The short list of four concepts will be drawn up in mid-September and then pitched to the License This! panel on Oct. 20 in the Licensing Academy. In addition to the excitement of hearing about four new ideas, attendees also get to hear the panel's advice, critique and expertise. The winner receives a walk-on stand at Brand Licensing Europe 2012 so that they may bring their concept back to market.
New to Brand Licensing Europe 2011
New exhibitors this year include the Spanish confectionery brand Chupa Chups, the French broadcaster TF1 (introducing Barbapapa), Universal Studios Consumer Products and DHX Media. Live Nation, Tiesto (The Movement International, a major DJ) and Big Tent Entertainment also debut, as does the new TV company HoHo Entertainment and Ideas at Work, the home of Olly the White Van. Sports companies IBML and Amaury Sport Organisation, the organizers of the Tour de France, join the show floor for the first time. Fashion companies Maui & Sons and Stupid Factory are also here to make inaugural Brand Licensing Europe appearances. A number of companies have significantly increased their stand size including Nickelodeon Consumer Products, Lisle International (the Zhu Zhu Pets), Saban International and Glow Europe (which introduces Bumpeez this year).
The French Pavilion
Organized by the French licensing association F2D2, the French Pavilion brings some exciting new exhibitors to Brand Licensing Europe this year. The Moulin Rouge has a vibrant and upscale licensing program; Editions Albert-Rene introduces Asterix, hero of the books by Goscinny and Uderzo; and the television companies Moonscoop, Alphanim and France Television will also exhibit.
Brand Licensing Europe is a tremendous celebration of the old and the new. Crazes (or collectibles as they would rather be called) are likely to be hot on the show floor this year, and digital media will prove itself as a sound breeding ground for new properties–new digital properties to license include Beanstalk's representation, Talking Friends. Brand Licensing Europe also remains the most comprehensive place to review the opportunities presented by the U.K.'s art, design and heritage sector. No one doubts that retail conditions remain very tough and that this is no time to take ill-considered risks. But this is good news for strong, established brands and good news for well thought out new properties. Current indications are that Brand Licensing Europe 2011 will produce another eye opening and profitable three days of business.
Register for free at www.brandlicensing.eu.
BRAND LICENSING EUROPE 2011 SHOW PREVIEW
4Kids Entertainment International – VIP
+44 (0) 207 297 5980 [email protected]
4Kids Entertainment International is a licensing agent dealing with children's properties such as Max Adventures, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Dinosaur King. 4Sight Licensing Solutions is a subsidiary of 4Kids specializing in the marketing and licensing of brands geared toward adults, teens and tweens including The Kennel Club/Crufts, Chicaloca and Artist Collection: The Dog & Friends.
+44 (0) 116 2824 824 [email protected]
Established over 30 years ago, Alchemy are England's Gothic jewelers and Pewter craftsmen. Alchemy utilizes U.K. design and manufacturing, successful niche licensing in all areas and apparel and stationery to decor and gifts. With more than 400 original images, Alchemy is very much alive and rocking, producing new, innovative and unique art and design everyday.
BBC Worldwide Licensing
+44 (0) 20 8433 2556 [email protected]
BBC Worldwide is the commercial arm of the BBC, responsible globally for program sales and consumer products related to BBC brands.
+44 (0) 20 7031 7960 [email protected]
Beanstalk builds strategic licensing programs internationally for corporate brands including Stanley Black & Decker and Jack Daniel's, fashion brands including Jaeger and Aquascutum, celebrities including Paris Hilton and Salma Hayek and entertainment brands including Talking Friends. Beanstalk also offers a license acquisition service and undertakes consultation projects for brand owners.
+1 (908) 330 0773 [email protected]
Lifestyle Licensing BV is a full service International agency and marketing company with exclusive rights to the trademark Beverly Hills Polo Club, as well as other lifestyle brands. From our Amsterdam Headquarters, we maintain a global network of licensees for apparel, home and prestige accessory.
Big Tent Entertainment
+1 (212) 624-2461 [email protected] www.bigtent.tv Big Tent Entertainment, LLC is an entertainment company specializing in the integrated development and management of media brands. Formed in 2002, the company manages a portfolio across both traditional and new media while focusing on brand strategy, community building, viral marketing, licensing and retail merchandising for brands such as Domo.
+31 570789400 [email protected] www.brunoproductions.com
Bruno Productions is a licensing agency based in The Netherlands and is experienced in building merchandising programs for a collection of properties. They are well established in representing various types of characters and brands such as Angel Cat Sugar, Soft Spots, Wooly, Calimero, Fido Dido and others.
+44 (0) 870 403 0556 [email protected]
Chapman Entertainment is an award-winning organization specializing in the creation, production and licensing of original, quality entertainment properties. The company is responsible for Fifi and the Flowertots and Roary the Racing Car, as well as the CBeebies acquired Little Charley Bear and Raa Raa This Noisy Lion.
+44 (0) 20 7061 3874 [email protected]
Chorion is a leading provider of quality family entertainment. Chorion's portfolio includes classic children's brands such as Mr. Men and Little Miss, Noddy, Peter Rabbit and Olivia. Chorion has offices in London, New York and Sydney.
+44 (0) 20 8762 620 [email protected] www.classicmedia.tv Classic Media is a leader in reinventing the classics of yesterday and creating the entertainment classics of tomorrow. Classic Media owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of entertainment brands including Casper the Friendly Ghost, Where's Wally?, The Lone Ranger, and new global brands Tinga Tinga Tales and Guess with Jess.
CopCorp Licensing – VIP
+1 (212) 947 5958 [email protected]
CopCorp is an award-winning agency representing brand, character, art, publishing and entertainment properties including Barcode Kitties, Crusade, DIENZO, Fiona & the Funky Pirates, It's Happy Bunny, The Misters, (not so) Scary Monsters, Pink Cookie, Lil' Cookie, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Tom Arma, Will Bullas and Zoodorable.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG)
+44 (0) 20 8563 6400 [email protected]
CPLG is one of the world's leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing and merchandising agencies with more than 35 years experience. CPLG has dedicated teams in 10 offices globally, and international agencies servicing the rest of the world.
+44 (0) 20 7543 7500 [email protected]
Counterpoint Systems is a world leader in contract administration and royalty management software for brand licensing and entertainment companies. Counterpoint Systems has a proven track record with more than 450 customers around the world. Counterpoint's team utilizes senior licensing industry experts second-to-none in industry knowledge and practice.
Creative Licensing Corporation
+1 (310) 479 6777 [email protected]
CLC is an independent licensing company representing entertainment properties. As a founding member of LIMA, CLC has been in business for more than 20 years and has represented some of the largest movies in the world.
+1 (310) 335 2055 [email protected]
Dependable Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of licensing systems to licensors, agents and licensees. Its flagship software, DRM, allows companies to streamline, simplify and accelerate their licensing and product approvals processes, manage their rights and contracts, track royalties, generate invoices and much more using just a web browser.
DHX Media/Wildbrain Enterprises
+1 (818) 290 7080 [email protected]
DHX Media is a leader in television production and distribution and entertainment licensing, with three award-winning production facilities, including the recently acquired Wildbrain Entertainment. The company's global licensing group oversees a diverse portfolio of brands including Yo Gabba Gabba!, Rastamouse, Franny's Feet, Animal Mechanicals and The Ricky Gervais Show: Sideway.
+64 9309 6363 [email protected]
Dissero Brands owns and manages international success story Rachael Hale–the world's most lovable animals and photographic character brand Wag Alley. A Top 125 Global Licensor, Dissero Brands is dedicated to the creation, marketing and development of design and image brand properties.
DyseOne – VIP
+1 (559) 592 6252 [email protected]
DyseOne began as an original U.S. West Coast graffiti icon working with companies such as ODM, Lugz, Tribal and Osiris. In 2007, he started the DyseOne Collection. With genuine street sensibility, DyseOne is now found worldwide... look for DyseOne when authenticity matters.
+44 (0) 20 7907 3797 [email protected]
Entertainment One's licensing division manages its own and third party intellectual properties drawn from numerous sources worldwide. In addition to licensing, Entertainment One U.K.'s expertise lies in theatrical and home distribution, TV production and distribution. Entertainment One operates across a number of genres, including children's, drama and general/factual/entertainment.
FremantleMedia Enterprises – VIP
+44 (0) 207 691 5663 [email protected]
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) is the only truly global distributor and licensor of its own properties and third party brands. As the commercial division FremantleMedia, and with the global infrastructure and local expertise to support all areas of brand management, FME is a one-stop-shop for any IP owner or program producer.
Fulanitos S.A. de CV
+52 442 225 0930 [email protected]
Fulanitos is an established brand in Mexico that launched 15 years ago and is not linked to and therefore not dependent on any film or TV program. Fulanitos' extensive range of products makes the brand multi-targeted, promoting interest to different age groups, which attracts potential licensees.
Giochi Preziosi Group
+39 02 964751 [email protected] www.giochipreziosi.com
The Giochi Preziosi Group founded by Enrico Preziosi in 1978, is a toy market leader in Italy and one of the largest players in the world. Giochi Preziosi is also the proud owner of its successful licensed properties including Gormiti, Dinofroz and girl's property Puppy in my Pocket: Adventures in Pocketville.
Guide to the Licensing World
+44 (0) 1892 668444 [email protected]
Publishers of an industry-leading Guide to the Licensing World, now in it's 19th year, this international directory references over 27,000 properties, characters, films, personalities, brands, trademarks, etc. with more than 1,900 licensing agents in over 80 countries world-wide. It also lists licensees, specialist services, trade publications and trade show calendars.
+90 212 485 45 90 [email protected]
Hakan Canta is the licensee company for properties including Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man in 3D, Marvel Heroes, Hulk, Iron-Man, Bakugan, Hello Kitty, Sponge Bob, Pepee, High School Musical, Tron the Legacy, Wizards of Waverly, Phineas & Ferb, Barbie, Dora, Strawberry Shortcake, Patito Feo, Angel's Friends and the Roary the Racing Car brands for BTS products.
Hasbro Entertainment and Licensing
+44 (0) 20 8569 1234 [email protected]
The European brand licensing and publishing division of Hasbro arrives at Brand Licensing Europe this year with its expansive brand portfolio showcasing lifestyle licensed merchandise for kids, adults and families. The lineup will span major categories including apparel, home, food and publishing.
HIT Entertainment Consumer Products
+44 (0) 20 7554 3682 www.hitentertainment.com
HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights owners. HIT's portfolio includes Barney, Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends, Pingu, Fireman Sam and Angelina Ballerina. Launched in 1989, HIT's lines of business spans television and video production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing and live events.
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
+44 (0) 20 7616 9500 [email protected]
Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the statutory body that promotes Hong Kong's two-way trade with the rest of the world. Its services include business matching, publishing sourcing catalogs and organizing more than 30 trade shows per annum in Hong Kong at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Howard Robinson Associates
+44 (0) 14 2982 4021 [email protected]
www.howardrobinson.info A lead designer in several product areas means Howard Robinson's instantly recognizable images appear on hundreds of products worldwide. Described as the artistic master of adorable animals, his artwork is used extensively for zoos, aquariums, pet products, puzzles, greetings cards, stitch kits, t-shirts, beach towels, packaging and lenticular products.
+44 (0) 870 838 7310 [email protected]
IBML is a global brand owner with offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and Shenzen that licenses the use of its world-class sport, fashion and lifestyle brands to partners across the world. IBML offers a unique combination of brand management, marketing, commercial, legal and IP expertise.
+32 2 652 0220 [email protected]
I.M.P.S. is the worldwide licensor of the evergreen character The Smurfs and creates Smurf universes worldwide through five main activities: merchandising, retail and co-branded promotions, book publishing, TV broadcasting deals and events.
+1 (212) 683 5830 [email protected]
For more than 40 years, Intercontinental Licensing has been bringing some of the finest and most compelling designs to the marketplace. One of the oldest and largest international art design and licensing firms in the industry, Intercontinental Licensing is able to provide customers with a full range of products and services.
ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment
+44 (0) 207 157 6176 [email protected]
ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment showcases its leading portfolio of hugely popular and acclaimed properties including Alan Titchmarsh, This Morning, Coronation Street, Dancing on Ice, Loose Women and Come Dine With Me. Delivering power audiences on-screen, ITV's brands come alive off-air with inspiring products and promotions.
JAST Company – VIP
+852 2805 2186 [email protected]
JAST Company has invented 12 sound products for patent applications. If you are interested in applying your characters and sounds to pens, gift bags, gift boxes, caps, mugs, pencil cases, makeup bags, diary/notebook/photo albums, candy/jewelry/wine packaging and/or football club sound products, please contact for more details.
+1 (212) 969-7550 www.kingfeatures.com
King Features, part of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication Group, offers iconic classic art, brands and comic strip properties for product licensing, publishing, advertising and promotion worldwide. King is also the world's premier distributor of comics and features for print and digital media.
+82 2 3153 1268 [email protected] www.kocca.kr KOCCA was established in recognition of the value of cultural content and its importance in economic growth. KOCCA supports Korean companies related to animation, character, comics, broadcasting, games and music industries in their production and export of cultural content and encourages their involvement in international joint ventures and partnerships.
+44 (0) 20 7631 1994 [email protected]
www.lazytown.biz LazyTown is a children's entertainment brand dedicated to promoting health and well-being in a fun way. This is its unique selling point, and by remaining committed to this, LazyTown Entertainment has been able to develop a brand with integrity and authenticity.
+1 (415) 247 7130 [email protected]
Live Nation Merchandise is one of the largest music merchandising and licensing company in the world our artists include The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, KISS, John Lennon, The Sex Pistols, U2, The Who, Madonna, Shakira and Aerosmith. LNM continues to leverage the scope of its concert events business, music licensing and e-commerce globally.
Lo Coco Licensing
+1 (770) 481 0720 [email protected]
Lo Coco Licensing is an American full-service licensing and design agency in the category of art and design. Founded in 1990 by Peter and Julie Lo Coco, it currently licenses its visual properties in more than 70 countries on over 250 products.
+1 (415) 623 1107 [email protected]
Founded by George Lucas in 1971, Lucasfilm is a privately held and fully integrated world entertainment leader. Lucasfilm's motion pictures include three of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time, with 19 Oscars and more than 60 Academy Award nominations. Lucasfilm's television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards.
+44 (0) 20 8246 4012 [email protected]
Ludorum is dedicated to developing and marketing quality entertainment properties that are appropriate for both new interactive distribution channels and class linear TV. Ludorum is the creator of "Chuggington," a CGI-animated television series for preschoolers that has launched in more than 175 counties. Ludorum has offices in the U.K. and U.S.
+44 (0) 18 6588 5201 [email protected]
With 147 unique characters to collect and seven moonzones full of weird and wonderful games, spaceships, guns and gadgets, Lunartics are some of the most colorful and quirky characters in the universe and a fantastically secret place for children to explore. The Lunartics are indeed the moon's best-kept secret!
Mattel Brands Consumer Products
+44 (0) 16 2850 0085 [email protected]
Mattel Consumer Products will present its strong portfolio of iconic brands and best-in-class partners across multiple categories at this year's Brand Licensing Europe show, with increased product offerings for adults, tweens and children, as well as the continued development of exciting new intellectual property Monster High.
Maui and Sons
+1 (310) 573 9499 [email protected]
A true California lifestyle brand, Maui and Sons offers a wide range of apparel related products and accessories for licensing opportunities around the world. Now offering Coconut Water and opportunities to franchise Maui and Sons Bar and Grill concepts worldwide, make sure to stop by its booth today.
+34 9631 86125 [email protected] Maya Studio is a Spanish company that specializes in trademarks and design. For 10 years Maya Studio has been creating and selling brands worldwide, generating huge profits from its own licensees.
MGL & Vision Licensing
+44 (0) 20 7593 0510 [email protected]
The MGL archive consists of over 10,000 images that are suitable for use on a host of retail products. Vision represents the very best in fashion and contemporary art and design. To view its images go to www.mgl-uk.com or www.visionlicensing.com.
+39 06 863 23293 [email protected] www.mondotv.it Mondo TV, a group of five companies with headquarters in Rome, is a leader in Italy, and among the primary European operators in the production and distribution of animated TV series and full-length feature films for TV and cinema.
Muhammad Ali Enterprises
+1 (212) 407 9186 [email protected]
Muhammad Ali Enterprises is charged with protecting and perpetuating the legacy of Muhammad Ali and the ideals he stands for: respect, confidence, conviction, dedication, giving and spirituality. Ali is virtually unmatched across all key measures of celebrity and the values he embodies have been wholeheartedly embraced by a new generation.
+44 (0) 20 7795 8900 [email protected]
The NBA is a global sport and entertainment property featuring 30 teams in the U.S. and Canada.
+1 (848) 333 9056 [email protected]
NECA is a world leading IP holder and manufacturer/distributor of movie and entertainment products. NECA also holds the intellectual property of Hollywood Video, as well as development merchandising programs.
+33 14271 0828 [email protected]
Nelvana, a Corus Entertainment company, is one of the world's leading international producers and distributors of children's animated content. "Babar" has returned in an all-new CGI-animated series that tells stories from the world of the elephant king through the eyes of his 8-year-old grandson, Badou. The international "Beyblade" TV series and Hasbro spinning top toy are a huge success. "Beyblade Metal Masters" new episodes (51 x 26') will be on air in fall 2011. "Franklin and Friends" is a new CGI series featuring international fan favorite Franklin the Turtle, and is now on production with 52 new episodes.
Nickelodeon Consumer Products
Stand A020, E065
Nickelodeon Consumer Products (NCP) continues to lead entertainment licensing in 2011. The world's No. 1 TV-based licensing business manages global licensing and merchandising for powerhouse brands including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Comedy Central and MTV, and represents SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, two of the world's most iconic evergreen properties. Returning to Brand Licensing Europe 2011, NCP will showcase its Something for Everyone portfolio, unveiling product plans for brand new properties Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Winx Club, breakout shows such as Victorious, as well as established live action hit properties Big Time Rush and iCarly. The new additions complement NCP's diverse multi-genre portfolio that includes broadcast and licensing animation phenomena South Park, SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.
Plain Lazy is a lifestyle brand which sprung into life in the early 90s. Boasting a wide selection of products influenced by the surf and skate scene (from t-shirts to BMX bikes), the aim is to make products which inspire the customer to embrace a more laid-back lifestyle.
+1 (877) 787 4855 [email protected] www.radio-days.net
Radio Days is a leading property brand licensing agency that proudly showcases pure vintage imagery. Its timeless collection features Hollywood history, legendary music, films, comics and more now iconic trends in today's pop culture. Radio Days cross-brands with some of the biggest brand names around the world and offers one-stop licensing.
Stand E020, E025
+39 07 1750 67500 [email protected] www.rbw.it Rainbow is a content company that develops animated and multimedia properties for kids, and is able to meet the demand for entertainment for the whole family. It is one of the largest and known animation studios worldwide. The company's properties portfolio includes WinxClub, Huntik, PopPixie, Gon and Mia & Me.
Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital, Saban Brands was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company's experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands. Applying a strategic transmedia and licensing management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide, the company provides full services management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties. Saban Brands announced in May 2010 their first acquisition with Power Rangers. This was soon followed by Paul Frank Industries in August of that same year.
+39 02 3652 9354 [email protected]
Sanrio returns this year for the third time, after celebrating its 50th anniversary last year. In order to capitalize on Hello Kitty's global popularity, Sanrio will be joining forces with respected brands such as Liberty Arts Fabrics, Momiji, Hydrogen, Swarovski, Chupa Chups, Forfex and more. Sanrio will continue to develop its properties and specialty charity collaborations.
Stand ±20, ±22
+44 (0) 20 8781 1104 [email protected]
Award-winning Santoro is world-renowned for design, brand creation and development. Its portfolio of art-driven properties is supported with strong U.K. and international licensing programs. With studios in London and oversea appointed offices, Santoro's brands are currently available in more than 50 countries and supported by a rich online media presence.
+1 (954) 663 9933 [email protected]
Searle-art.com is a full service design studio specializing in high-end illustration, multimedia, lenticular 3D artwork and product development for licensing. From collegiate to professional, Michael's creative imagery has adorned a myriad of consumer products. He's best known for the striking illustrations and colors that translate into a very successful sell-through for clients.
Smith & Wesson
+1 (413) 747 3331 [email protected]
Smith & Wesson is an American, authentic brand for more than 159 years. Perfect for outdoor gear and apparel, luggage or home security products, Smith & Wesson is recognized the world over for being durable, confident, a name to trust and different from anything else. Smith & Wesson is an iconic name and image guaranteed to make your day!
Sony Pictures Consumer Products
+1 (310) 244 2058 www.sonypictures.com
Sony Pictures Entertainment's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution, television production and distribution, digital content creation and distribution, worldwide channel investments, home entertainment distribution, operation of studio facilities, development of new entertainment products and distribution of filmed entertainment in more than 130 countries.
The Licensing Company (TLC)
+44 (0) 20 7368 0066 [email protected]
TLC is a leading global brand extension agency with offices in London, New York, Paris, Munich and Tokyo. Representing great properties across brands and entertainment including Lucasfilm, Sony and brands including Skechers, Coca-Cola, National Trust, Cosmopolitan and WWF. TLC is the joint venture partner of Iconix U.S. in Europe.
The Smiley Company
+44 (0) 20 7378 8231 [email protected]
The Smiley logo is iconic, universal and positive and globally recognized as the international symbol for happiness, making it one of the most famous and recognizable logos in the world. We hope to inspire moments of optimism, helping people to look and feel good and making a difference to our world.
+1 (212) 868 2590 [email protected]
Club Life is a brand inspired by the life and style of the biggest dance music superstar in the world, Tiesto. Tiesto's fan base and social media following is unrivaled. Club Life speaks to a generation of young people excited by a brand they can call their own.
+33 175001552 [email protected]
With headquarters in Tokyo and sales offices in Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Paris, Toei Animation's operations include animation development and production, and worldwide marketing and program licensing. Founded in 2004, Toei Animation Europe is in charge of the distribution and exploitation of Toei Animation's animated series in EMEA.
Turner CN Enterprises
+44 (0) 20 7693 1000 [email protected]
Turner CN Enterprises is the EMEA licensing and merchandise division of Turner Broadcasting responsible for consumer products, events, DVD, mobile, digital sales and brand licensing. Turner CN Enterprises are experts in building leading consumer product franchises through investment in original content and by working with third parties on exciting brands that are perfect for licensing.
Twentieth Century Fox
+44 (0) 207 632 2352 [email protected]
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company as well as third party lines.
V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum)
+44 (0) 20 7942 2981 [email protected]
V&A Licensing successfully continues the Victoria and Albert Museum's founding mission as the world's greatest museum of art and design, leading the way in providing design resources to manufacturing and retail partners worldwide. Product categories include home furnishings, tabletop, apparel, jewelry, accessories, stationery, crafts and gifts.
+44 (0) 12 4377 0582 www.wiley.com
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., provides must-have content and services to lifelong learners worldwide. Wiley's portfolio of best-selling brands includes For Dummies, Cliff Notes, Frommer's and How to Cook Everything.
+44 (0) 77 6842 7079 [email protected]
Withit and its portfolio of characters has been enjoying success for more than 10 years across key territories and is continuing to expand into new markets and categories. Now ready to launch the Doodleboo and Booists, new characters aimed at different demographics suitable for a variety of product categories
+44 (0) 20 7013 4400 [email protected]
Zodiak Rights, part of Zodiak Media Group, is the international rights business combining RDF Rights and Zodiak Entertainment Distribution. The company has dedicated in-house licensing teams in London and Paris who license, acquire and distribute rights to the global marketplace.
24IP Law Group
+49 89232300 [email protected]
The 24IP law group is an intellectual property law firm with offices in the U.K., Germany, France and the U.S. With a specialized licensing focus group, it has been an efficient partner to the merchandising industry for many years, for all types of IP questions.
+44 (0) 20 4003606 [email protected]
Two Little Boys have been producing award-winning gifts since 2002 and are launching into licensing in 2011 with their best selling range of I'm Going to... titles as well as brand spanking new designs for the teenage home leavers, How to... For the Domestically Inept. Watch this space.
5 Seasons & Co.
+39 05321 827351 [email protected]
5 Seasons & Co. is working on a new generation cartoon "Horntown Cronicles" with Diego y Dolores, a great series of stories for both boys and girls from six to 10-years-old. 5 Seasons & Co. also offers all kind of great licenses such as Amicini, Riccioli, Primapelle and Gattinventa.
+44 (0) 11 7984 8956 [email protected]
Aardman Rights is the one stop shop for the licensing of all forms of Aardman content across all media. Properties include Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time, Morph and Canimals.
+44 (0) 12 3421 2411 [email protected]
Nanity 70 Heart is sexy, cheerful and cute. 70 Heart is a symbolic number that makes everyone happy. Each product will grant you seven wishes. Allsorts also holds the Yoga Cats and Dogs license, created by award-winning photographer Dan Borris. These real cats and dogs engaged in yoga are a treat to the eye.
+33 015864 5550 [email protected]
Alphanim is one of Europe's leading producers and distributors of children's entertainment. In addition to its own brands, Alphanim also represents third-party brands (e.g. Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train) in French-speaking Europe. The studio is currently preparing the re-launch of Calimero for the brand's 50th birthday in 2013.
American Greetings Properties
+1 (212) 386 7355 [email protected]
American Greetings Properties (AGP) is a creator and producer of popular children's entertainment and the outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation. AGP's portfolio includes Strawberry Shortcake, Twisted Whiskers, Maryoku Yummy and TinPo, as well as other classic properties such as the Care Bears, Madballs and Holly Hobbie.
+44 (0) 12 6371 5515 [email protected]
Animaru is an award-winning range of characters with four years of proven sales success in the greetings card market. All 200-plus animal characters have a vibrancy and natural appeal that makes them relevant for a wide range of products and audiences.
+33 68417 3243 [email protected]
Ankama is a company adept at transmedia storytelling. With the playful world of Wakfu, Ankama has created and developed a unique experience for its public (reaching 30 million users worldwide) combining all types of media including animated TV series, online games, publishing projects and unique merchandising products.
+44 (0) 12 3585 1923 [email protected]
Ann Edwards is a fun, stylish, quirky and humorous brand that is targeted at pet lovers of all ages and nationalities. Humor and sentiment are integral to the property. The contemporary and distinctive color palette combined with witty tag lines makes Ann Edwards a hit for licensed products.
+34 91 357 3200 [email protected] Arait Multimedia is a multimedia company specialized in distribution and licensing audiovisual contents worldwide, with more than 23 years experience in the international market. The company is an integral global provider of children's and family entertainment and licensing and merchandising, as well as providing domestic and international licensing.
Art Ask Agency
+34 93645 2225 [email protected]
Art Ask Agency, an international licensing agency based out of Barcelona, Spain, with more than 20 years experience in the licensing industry worldwide, specializes in concepts, fashion, lifestyle and design-led brands. With many languages and contacts, Art Ask Agency has coherent and comprehensive merchandising programs across Europe and around the world.
+39 02430 0101 [email protected] www.atlantyca.com
Cross media entertainment company Atlantyca Entertainment manages the international licensing initiatives for all the Geronimo Stilton brands and all character spin-offs, showcasing the brand's key properties including Geronimo Stilton, Geronimo Stilton the Animated Series, Geronimo Stilton: Kingdom of Fantasy and is the Italian licensing agent for Le Petit Prince.
Aurora World U.K.
+44 (0) 12 5637 4260 [email protected]
Aurora is one of the leading companies for high-end, soft and huggable toy designs in the global gift industry. From its establishment in 1981, the company has been focused on its top quality and innovative design for both play and collectible toys.
+39 05934 0700 [email protected]
Backstage is today one of the first Italian independent licensing agencies, with more than 20 years in the business. Backstage's portfolio includes entertainment, art and brand licensing. Backstage's mission is to provide its clients with a complete service while developing effective licensing campaigns.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
+44 (0) 20 7626 7882 [email protected]
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is perhaps one of the most famous animal refuges in the world. Known and loved by millions, it is a British institution. In its illustrious 151-year history, Battersea has cared for more than 3.1 million animals and firmly established itself in the hearts of the nation.
+34 93452 6000 [email protected]
Biplano was founded 1990 and has premises in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisboa, Paris and Shenzen. Biplano is a leading company in the licensing and promotional marketing world in Southern Europe. Biplano represents some of the best licensors in the world including DreamWorks, Paramount, Lucasfilm, King Features, Nickelodeon, Sony, Chorion, Toei, BBC and more.
+44 (0) 20 3397 2888 [email protected]
Blue Concept audits licenses for IP owners and licensees. Blue Concept ensures full revenue recognition for clients who include major U.K. and global brands. Royalty payments rely on monthly calculations from licensees, based upon data invisible to IP owners. Auditing such self-reported contracts prevents significant accumulation of inaccuracies and mistakes!
+1 (646) 395 4910 [email protected]
Brand Matter is a diversified brand management and licensing company that specializes in the acquisition, development and licensing of consumer-branded intellectual property. Brand Matter serves as the catalyst to increase brand value through innovative licensing and product extensions, partnering with best in class manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
+44 (0) 12 7374 7944 [email protected] www.brandsinc.eu Brands Incorporated is a brand consultancy company specializing in licensing and raising finance for U.K. fashion and music clients. Brands Incorporated was founded by Roger Wade, the ex-owner of Boxfresh, and has links to major fashion licensees, retailers, distributors, manufacturers and private equity companies throughout the world.
BRB Internacional SA
+34 9177 11400 [email protected] www.brb.es An international company with more than 35 years experience in the production, distribution and licensing of high-quality programs like Bernard, Iron Kid, The Imp, Angus & Cheryl, Suckers, Papawa, Canimals, Kambu, Zookaboo, Khuda Yana and Ghost Messenger.
+44 (0) 20 8325 5455 [email protected]
Bulldog represents some of the world's leading brands. Its streamlined approach means that Bulldog can react quickly to the demands of licensors, licensees and retailers. Bulldog works with licensors to both develop existing IP and to ensure emerging brands are fit for purpose in a changing consumer and retail landscape
+46 8 5552 0600 [email protected] www.bulls.se Bulls are the worldwide agent of the Moomins, created by the writer and artist Tove Jansson. The first Moomin book was published in 1945, and the brand is now an international licensing success with more than 250 licensees, a consumer value of €300 million and agents throughout the world.
Carmen Ariza Licensing
+34 6478 49755 [email protected]
Carmen Ariza Licensing is an independent and innovative licensing agency based in Barcelona and working in the whole European market. Carmen Ariza Licensing works in both directions–managing its own portfolio of properties and also searching licensing rights on behalf of its customers (licensees and global retailers).
Carnevale di Viareggio
+39 05845 80759 [email protected]
The Viareggio Carnival is one of the most important and most popular carnivals in the world. To characterize, parade hosts floats in a large parade held one Sunday in February on which ride large papier-mache caricatures of famous men in the fields of politics, culture and entertainment, whose features are highlighted with satire and irony.
+44 (0) 79 6885 0329 [email protected]
Caroline Mickler Limited is a boutique agency that specializes in creating and implementing licensing programs for a diverse portfolio of brands, both as agent or consultant. Its client portfolio includes such classic brands as The Beatles, Moomin and Mills & Boon.
Carrera Sales & Licensing
+49 8954 8018 5136 [email protected] Carrera Sales & Licensing GmbH is the owner of the brand Carrera and markets the rights of the brand. Carrera Sales & Licensing is based in Germany and searches for licensees for the brand Carrera in categories such as electric appliances, household goods and audio/video. The brand Carrera has got a high level of brand awareness and a positive brand image. With the brand Carrera your products get more value and it brings more attention, which creates additional turnover and margin.
+44 (0) 78 5607 6271 [email protected]
CCN provides a fresh approach to brand development and licensing. Supported by an unrivalled creative network, CCN provides a tailor-made service for developing and launching properties. CCN's aim is to create compelling and successful brands that really fly through collaboration, creativity and its unique network.
+34 93773 9200 [email protected]
Chupa Chups, the famous lollipop brand designed by Salvador Dal몠develops an international licensing program for teens and tweens. One of the key factors to this licensing success is the colorful pop and retro graphics that are developed twice a year to help licensees create unique and surprising lifestyle products.
Cohen & Wilks International
+44 (0) 11 3391 7816 [email protected]
CWI is a dedicated apparel supplier specializing in outerwear and casualwear. Its strength lies in CWI's "can do" attitude, offering an end-to-end service with marketing and design teams focusing on its customers. CWI is also an official licensee for baby and children's clothing for London 2012.
+44 (0) 20 7004 0980 [email protected]
Coolabi specializes in the ownership, management and exploitation of quality intellectual property assets. Coolabi's current properties include Purple Ronnie, Poppy Cat, Scarlett & Crimson, Bagpuss, The Clangers and Ivor The Engine. Coolabi's strategy is to build a portfolio of properties that have international potential across a range of media platforms.
+47 9100 0790 [email protected] www.creacon.no Founded in 2008 by police officer Carl Christian Hamre, the company has developed the preschool series "City of Friends" based on Hamre's goodnight stories for his kids. The series is sold to over 140 countries worldwide, and CreaCon Entertainment now develops a complete crossover-platform for their 52x10 series.
Daisy the Cat
+44 (0) 79 0100 3692 [email protected]
Daisy is a small cat exploring a big world. With a social conscience and a wish to understand life, she appeals to all, young and old. Daisy has been described as funny, original, imaginative and adorable. Simple in design, perfect for giftware, a number of brand new images are available.
DC Thomson & Co.
+44 (0) 20 7400 1042 [email protected]
DC Thomson publishes newspapers, magazines and books. The group includes Parragon, Puzzler and Brightsolid (owners of Friends Reunited and Findmypast.co.uk). Its main magazine brands are The Beano, The Dandy, Shout, Commando and The People's Friend alongside well-known characters Dennis & Gnasher, Desperate Dan, Bananaman, The Broons and Oor Wullie.
+44 (0) 20 8563 9393 [email protected]
DCD Publishing is a London-based 360 degree licensing specialist that develops and exploits market opportunities for licensing, merchandising, book publishing, CD and DVDs. DCD Publishing's portfolio of international brands derives from high profile television programs, top authors and TV personalities, animation and music, including top music publishers for lyric merchandising.
+34 93473 8494 [email protected]
Dorna Sports is an international sports management company and is the exclusive rights holder for MotoGP. With more than 60 years of history, MotoGP is the pinnacle of motorcycle racing and a major icon in sports licensing.
+86 20 8329 9156 [email protected]
Since 1998, Dream Entertainment specializes in animation and brand licensing. Dream Entertainment owns Kitten Dream, recognized as cute and Japanese style, initiated by a former chief designer of Nintendo Company, Toyoshi Asami. As its new animation is continuously ready, Kitten Dream will be welcome by more cartoon lovers.
+44 (0) 20 3178 6628 [email protected]
DRi Licensing is an independent licensing and marketing company representing high quality character and design brands. Classic publishing properties include Miffy and Roald Dahl, and greetings cards Boofle, Edward Monkton and Caroline Gardner. In fashion they represent Jeffrey Fulvimari's Bobbypin and Pink Cookie. In the preschool category, DRi Licensing represents "Zigby," an exciting animated series.
+81 35298 7211 [email protected]
d-rights is an integrated production company handling entertainment contents for a variety of media. d-rights offers services in every aspect of content business including content production, rights management, financing and merchandising. By integrating its services and functions, d-rights have been successful in producing entertainment contents and maximizing the commercial potential.
+39 051602 0911 [email protected] www.dynit.it DYNIT is happy to introduce attendees to new, exclusive licenses opportunities including Pok-Pong, Splatterosi and the DIY fun of Cloggy and Pearly. iPhone apps and web content have already caught the interest of thousands of boys and girls!
Edebé Audiovisual Licensing
+34 93206 3154 [email protected]
Edebé Audiovisual Licensing represents different third-party properties from all categories including lifestyle and design, brands, retro characters, entertainment and more. Its main goal is to build a catalog with only the properties it trusts in, protecting and preserving the present and the future success of the properties it represents.
+33 14500 4141 [email protected]
Les Editions Albert-René manages the Asterix universe worldwide rights. Today, Asterix has 34 albums translated in 111 languages, 350 million albums sold throughout the world, eight animated movies, three live action movies and one theme park. Editions Albert-René will be presenting at BLE its next live action movie scheduled in October 2012.
+34 91781 7039 [email protected]
Elastic Rights is a marketing and commercial platform that specializes in the integrated management of multimedia brands and content geared towards children, youth and family audiences in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey and France. Elastic currently manages a portfolio of 20 properties.
Elvis Presley Enterprises
+1 (901) 332 3322 [email protected]
Elvis Presley Enterprises' licensing division protects and preserves the integrity of Elvis Presley, Graceland and other related properties through the pursuit of the right commercial opportunities that fit with its financial strategies while maintaining desired branding and positioning.
Emily Readett–Bayley Online
+44 (0) 14 0028 1563 [email protected]dettbayley.com
POSH Graffiti is made from sustainable eco materials by skilled wood carvers and painters. POSH Graffiti includes a wide range of letters, numbers, symbols and botanical and animal motifs. Stockists range from John Lewis to independent gift shops. It is already licensed on greeting cards and is suitable for gift, apparel and houseware products.
+39 014121 8704 [email protected]
EQSG has 35 years of trade and an international network experience, which promotes innovative synergies and projects specifically studied on customer needs. EQSG is born from the desire of combining the different activities of Equipe Service Group. It is a company specialized in the field of promotions, fidelity, incentive, trade and editorial.
+33 15383 0397 [email protected]
A leading European independent film studio headed by the world-acclaimed director Luc Besson, EuropaCorp has more than 70 films to its credits. EuropaCorp produces feature films, and most recently, TV series from successful properties.
+33 16022 5788 [email protected]
Open to IP-owners and licensing agents conducting business in France and Europe, the Federation means to be a think-tank, a source of information for its members and a purveyor of industry data. It aims to communicate on behalf of the industry and acts as a mediator between licensors, agents and licensees.
+44 (0) 20 7373 7900 [email protected]
Fatina Dreams by Prudence Mak is about a beautiful doll that dreams herself alive to help improve the planet one dream at a time. By up-cycling old objects to make new tools, Fatina has adventures that can empower girls' imaginations to make a difference. "Why throw away your memories?"
France Television Distribution
Lulu Zipadoo is the heroine that makes Nnature her playground. She's a funny tortoise ready for great discoveries with her friends. France Television Distribution is the worldwide agent and is delighted to announce a contract with BBC Worldwide as the merchandise representative for the U.K. and Eire.
+44 (0) 12 8320 0977 [email protected]
Friendly Bods are an endearing bunch of characters with broad appeal, featuring an established range of greetings cards. Conceived in 3D, they easily lend themselves to many exciting applications for the gift, entertainment and toy markets. Friendly Bods want to connect with new contacts to deliver their commercial potential!
+44 (0) 16 1836 7923 [email protected]
Gateley LLP is a full service national law firm that promotes the commercial interests of companies, individuals and organizations. Gately LLP offers solutions-driven, flexible and commercial legal advice based on an integrated and partner-led service.
+49 899438 4200 [email protected] www.vipoland.com
Globe Edutainment is a media and edutainment company whose vision is to enhance the values of adventure, exploration and education. The company has produced two 3D animated seasons of "VIPO" (26x11" HD), "Time Island" virtual world and the innovative "OppTalk" audio-optical technology for children's games and books.
+31 10 437 0066 [email protected]
Glow Europe is the publisher for new toy collectibles Bumpeez that will be launching mass market in the U.K. this summer. The Netherlands-based firm has built a strong industry reputation as a market leader in the field of promotional loyalty schemes for clients such as Carrefour, Unilever, Coca-Cola and Nestle.
+44 (0) 20 7256 1001 [email protected]
Golden Goose is one of the U.K.'s leading boutique licensing consultancies, specializing in the development of large scale successful licensing programs for well known corporate brands.
Gordon Murray (Trumptonshire)
+44 (0) 20 7751 9998 [email protected]
Gordon Murray (Trumptonshire) Ltd. is the worldwide rights holders for the famous 1960s Trilogy of Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley. Windy Miller is the iconic character whose windmill operated on old-fashioned principles and is a forerunner of the organic food industry and so ahead of his time.
Grani & Partners SpA
+39 05981 6411 [email protected]
Operating from the security of a platform within the Giochi Preziosi Group, and with 30 years of experience in the sector, Grani & Partners is one of the leading companies in the promotional market. Grani & Partners is turning children's favorite licensed characters into the best and safest promotional gadgets for 100 major companies worldwide.
+44 (0) 12 7425 2788 [email protected]
Hallmark U.K. is the No. 1 greetings card publisher in the U.K. In addition to manufacturing cards and wrap for third party brands (including Disney, Warner Bros. and The Simpsons), Hallmark is also a brand owner. Hallmark U.K. brands available for licensing include Forever Friends, Emily Button, Lucy Cromwell and Hallmark Design Collection.
+44 (0) 17 6848 2710 [email protected]
Hari's World is a fun, exciting and imaginative brand following the adventures of Hari and friends. Accompanied by a cast of loveable plush characters, Hari's World is loved by children and embraced by parents and grandparents for the subtle safety messages woven into each adventure. Hari's World is already making a life-saving difference!
+44 (0) 19 0387 3407 [email protected]
Helz Cuppleditch is a U.K.-based illustrator. Cuppleditch's work is licensed for various surfaces and products including paper crafting, greetings cards and fabrics, both in Europe and the U.S. Cuppleditch also works with manufacturers to develop product ranges for home, garden and seasonal decorations.
Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises
+44 (0) 20 3166 6841 [email protected]
Historic Royal Palaces looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. Historic Royal Palaces works with companies considered "the best in their field" that wish to be inspired by its magnificent collections and become a licensee of its prestigious brand.
+44 (0) 20 7682 3154 [email protected]
Hoho Entertainment develops and produces children's properties, which are designed to be seen and experienced on all media platforms. Hoho actively manages all its own in-house developed brands but will also offer licensing and merchandising services to third parties on a case-by-case basis.
How High the Moon Productions
+44 (0) 84 5053 7636 [email protected]
How High the Moon Productions publishes exclusive greetings cards, posters and fine art to inspire, uplift and educate the human spirit–especially children. Having its premiere launch is its Premium Gift Range and the official Commonwealth Nations Educard range, which has been acknowledged by HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Ideas at Work
+44 (0) 20 7590 3690 [email protected]
Ideas at Work is a brand new company whose first property, Olly the Little White Van, first aired on CITV in June 2011. Targeting preschool and year one boys and girls, Olly is quickly gaining fans due to its mixture of exceptionally high quality entertainment, creative marketing and wholesome messages.
+44 (0) 19 3282 6280 [email protected]
Ignition offers personal and forward-thinking brand management and licensing services. Properties showcased at Brand Licensing Expo 2011 include a mix of entertainment and design brands including Saddle Club, Luv Me Buddies, Big Cook Little Cook, Tracey Russell Designs, Precious Moments and Izak!
Image By Design Licensing
+44 (0) 14 6245 1190 [email protected]
Image By Design Licensing is a well-established U.K. art licensing agency representing a growing number of talented artists. Its portfolio stands at over 40,000 designs, all available for viewing on their categorized website. The designs cover all styles and mediums. Bespoke images are created to client specifications.
Imperial War Museum
+ 44 (0) 20 7091 3072 [email protected]
The Imperial War Museum is one of the world's leading authorities on conflict from the First World War to the present. Its collections include thousands of paintings, drawings, posters, film and photographs. In 2014, the Museum will lead the national and international commemorations of the outbreak of the centenary of the War.
Insight Licensing Services
+33 608 476 486 [email protected]
ILS is an experienced forensic licensing audit and compliance firm that performs royalty and compliance audits throughout the world. ILS has performed hundreds of license audits and handles all types of compliance audits including manufacturers and/or distributors for filmed entertainment studios, toys, apparel, infant goods and consumer electronics companies.
+44 (0) 12 7082 1194 [email protected]
Jan Constantine is instantly recognized for iconic hand-embroidered designs that feature on exquisite textiles and home accessories. The brand retails through stores from Harrods and John Lewis, to independent home furnishings and gift retailers across the U.K. and overseas. Looking to build upon the key licenses already in place.
Jane Evans Licensing Consultancy
+44 (0) 12 2581 9030 [email protected]
A boutique agency with 30-plus years experience, JELC has developed programs for a wide range of clients including UFC, seaside postcard legend Bamforth, Grumpy Old Gits, Plain Lazy and exciting new clients such as Barry M. JELC acts on a consultancy basis to a number of brands including the RSPCA.
+44 (0) 18 8959 3499 [email protected]
JCB is one of the world's largest manufacturers of earthmoving and agricultural equipment. The brand is also a well-recognized and trusted brand on the U.K. high street and beyond with a wide range of consumer products available. Each product carries its brand values of innovation, durability, safety and quality.
+44 (0) 131 477 4524 [email protected]
Kate Knight is a young Scottish artist who has built up a reputation within the art licensing industry as being an innovative freelance designer who creates exciting artwork that sells products. Knight always hits her deadlines and her name is well known by retail customers in a number of markets.
+44 (0) 19 8678 5444 [email protected]
Mawdsley is a British illustrator whose work is licensed worldwide on many products from greetings to kitchenware. Mawdsley is known for cat, dog and Christmas images.
Kellogg Vintage Licensing/Pink Key Consulting
+44 (0) 12 7950 5455 [email protected]
The Kellogg Brand Archive has thousands of images that track the history of the company, presenting a history of social and stylistic change and an opportunity to use the various styles and colors to create product that captures the vintage trend and memories of the adult consumer.
+44 (0) 117 937 3700 [email protected]
Konnect are brand builders of artistic properties. Konnect works with a group of talented, creative photographers and artists to bring their exceptional work to a broad audience worldwide. Betsy Cameron, Nel Whatmore, Madalene's Hearts, Wildside, MILK and the Rachael Hale brand are all outstanding in their fields.
Laser Art Studio
+852 2349 1193 [email protected]
Laser Art has many different kinds of brand security products such as holographic labels, hangtags, packaging materials and boxes, sew on labels, package seals, redemption labels (bonus stamps), procurement systems and consumer touch point systems.
+44 (0) 07 79001 1970 [email protected]
Lemon Ribbon offers fresh and fun prints, characters and graphics for licensing use within home, fashion, stationery and giftware. Lemon Ribbon is currently working with major high street names and numerous international licensing projects. Its stand features new contemporary graphics, cute characters and design-focused print concepts that will be sure to captivate you.
Licensing Italia (LIMA Italy)
+39 02 8969 0434 [email protected] www.licensingitalia.it Licensing Italia is the Italian leading consultancy specialized in entertainment and brand licensing. Licensing Italia is the main network for Italian licensing key players. Licensing Italia is the representative office of LIMA in Italy.
Licensing Management International
44 (0) 14 2540 3430 [email protected]
LMI specializes in licensing timeless classic properties and for many years have represented iconic brands including Pepsi Cola, 7-Up, MG, Morris, Austin, Austin-Healey, Rover and London Taxo. Other classic properties represented include Zorro, Tarzan's 100th Anniversary, Maurer's Marilyns, Elvisly-Yours, The World Poker Tour, Phanton of the Opera and Royal Mail.
Stand C131, C142
LIMA is the worldwide membership trade organization for the licensing industry. LIMA works together with licensors, licensees and service providers for the advancement of professionalism in licensing through research, national and international seminars, trade events and publications. LIMA members enjoy access to information, networking events, educational seminars and business discounts.
Linda Wood Designs
+44 (0) 13 7656 2535 [email protected]
This design studio specializes in images for pattern, photography and wall art. Wood's work is shown and sold worldwide for multiple end products. The diverse styles enable customers to source commercially trend setting images for all products. Wood will be showing her trend forecast for 2012.
Lisle International Licensing
+44 (0) 19 3758 6237 [email protected]
A subsidiary of Colin Lisle & Associates handling the Zhu Zhu Pets brand-owned by Cepia Llc. Trading as Intertoy, Lisle has helped establish the Zhu Zhu Pets property in many markets where it has achieved the No. 1 toy spot and now presents many more exciting licensing opportunities.
+34 9327 23059 www.luk.es [email protected] Luk Internacional S.A. has been one of the largest independent audiovisual companies dedicated to children in Spain and Portugal for over 31 years. It represents properties such as Doraemon, Shin chan and robin zingone. The licensing plan is focused on children from 5-9-years-old and universal target through designer licenses.
+44 (0) 20 7620 3333 [email protected]
Luma Creative is a design and editorial agency based in London. Luma Creative develops new magazines, products and brands for a range of clients. Brand Licensing Expo 2011 marks the launch of its first character brand, Magic Belles.
+49 81 02994 5355 [email protected] www.m4e.de m4e AG is an internationally acting and integrated brand management and media company, which in accordance with its own motto "made 4 entertainment," is involved in the development, setting up and marketing of brands and characters (IP rights). Subsidiaries are Dutch Telescreen B.V., as well as German Tex-ass Textilvertriebs GmbH.
Made in Red
+39 05 934 0700 [email protected]
Maranello Made in Red evokes a universe full of values, meanings and symbols, linking together emotions and ingenuity, tradition and innovation, past thus translating the glamour and quality of the true Italian style.
Manchester United Merchandising
+44 (0) 16 1868 8546 [email protected]
Manchester United Merchandising, FC Barcelona and Juventus are wholly owned subsidiaries of Nike and are responsible for the licensing and merchandising of all associated products and trademarks for each of the relevant clubs.
+44 (0) 19 4986 0621 [email protected]
Marilyn Robertson, creator of the brand Catitudes, releases 12 new cats on the block for 2010-11. These sassy cats with attitude have found considerable favor on a growing range of products. Robertson's extensive portfolio features beautiful artworks and illustrations. Her reputation has found global favor.
Mary Evans Picture Library
+44 (0) 20 8318 0034 [email protected]
Mary Evans Picture is one of the U.K.'s leading sources for Library vintage illustrations, characters and historical images. Properties include saucy wartime pin-ups, David Wright's Lovelies, the mind-boggling world of W. Heath Robinson and the satirical cartoons of 1930s society by H. M. Bateman. Centuries of inspiration for all your creative needs.
McDoogles Monster Farm
+44 (0) 77 9090 7740 [email protected]
Farmer McDoogle doesn't keep chickens, cows or pigs–on his farm he keeps monsters! With the first two books in the McDoogle's Monster Farm series out in October 2011 in the U.K. and Australia with other territories to follow, this is a monster brand for 2011-12.
+33 1 7038 5634 [email protected]
Mediatoon Licensing is the in-house licensing agent of the French publisher and producer Media Participations. Mediatoon Licensing is specialized in growing licensing programs, and represents many comics and manga characters such as Garfield, Yakari, Naruto and Lucky Luke for the following activities: merchandising, tie-in and co-branding operations and publishing.
+39 0881 707373 [email protected]
Merchandisingplaza.com is one of the biggest e-commerce in the world dealing with licensed product. Merchandisingplaza.com is your virtual showcase on the Internet. Merchandisingplaza.com is all the merchandising you want.
+44 (0) 20 7917 6791 [email protected]
Metrostar is both a licensing and literary agent with a small portfolio of classic properties. It was launched in 2006 by Claire Potter, ex-Unilever and BBC Worldwide, and adopts a creative, innovative approach to brand extension which has led to nominations for both licensing and publishing awards.
+33 1 5335 9090 [email protected]
Moonscoop is a leading worldwide kids production, distribution, brand management and entertainment company, focused on producing original projects and building brands with international appeal and longevity. Key brands include Code Lyoko, Chloe's Closet, Hero:108, Geronimo Stilton and Tara Duncan, which are licensed in markets around the world.
Morag Lloyds Illustration and Design
Morag Lloyds will be launching a vibrant series of designs at this year's Brand Licensing Europe. A versatile collection aimed at adults and children alike, it's all about being different whilst staying in trend. Give your products a unique style that will stand out from the crowd.
[email protected] Moulin Rouge conjures up internationally the essence of French femininity with a touch of impertinence. Moulin Rouge SA owns the rights to Moulin Rouge trademarks and imagery worldwide and provides its unique experience through a growing portfolio of high-end licenses, extending the brand worldwide, developing "way of life" licensed merchandise.
Nigel Quiney Publications
+44 (0) 17 9951 4116 www.nigelquiney.com
Nigel Quiney are exhibiting its award-winning contemporary Pizazz brand at Brand Licensing Europe 2011. Recently trademarked, this brand is proving popular in the stationery and gift market, interiors and homewares. The design style is sophisticated and elegant and uses contemporary watercolor artwork. Imagery includes floral and fashion.
+44 (0) 20 7942 4350 [email protected]
NMSI is a group of U.K. Museums with four brands. Working across a wide range of companies such as licensees, publishers and retailers, NMSI offers an incredible selection of content to licensees including images, objects and knowledge from its experts.
+47 33 61 2631 [email protected]
The grace and beauty of Cecilie Okada's illustrations have brought commercial success both in Norway and internationally. Okada presents a collection of patterns with diverse options. Worldwide, Mayan and 2012 merchandising opportunities are buzzing! Okada's Mayan images have enjoyed success in Scandinavia, and her Nordic Lilly Fairies are inspiring and endearing characters.
Over the Moon
+44 (0) 16 7381 8081 [email protected]
Pip the cat is the red-hot design brand from Over the Moon. Winner of "Best Cute Range" at The Henries Awards 2010, Pip is huge in the greetings sector and this has led to successful extension into other areas, with a large and growing presence across publishing and merchandise.
+44 (0) 16 1909 3000 [email protected]
Pannone understands the value and potential of a brand, commercial know-how and innovations and will help you develop your global intellectual property strategy from registration and protection through to exploiting and enforcing your intellectual property rights. Pannone's expertize spans many creative sectors including retail, bio-tech, textiles, manufacturing, software and fashion.
+44 (0) 17 0973 0700 [email protected]
www.borntoshop.biz Paper Island Licensing is known for innovative, design-led properties with true longevity. With Born to Shop, The Good Life and Fizzy Moon in its ever-growing portfolio of best-selling brands, it's definitely worth making sure the Paper Island stand is on your "must see" list this year.
+44 (0) 11 5986 0115 [email protected]
Paper Rose is one of the U.K.'s market leaders in contemporary greeting card designs. Its award-winning designs are licensed worldwide and can been seen on a variety of product including gifts, stationery, back to school items and ceramics.
The Funybuddies is a licensor trademark dedicated to children and based on 10 different colorful characters.
+44 (0) 42 354 7007 [email protected]
Its funny Spring Chicken cartoons have appeared on greetings cards, stationery, kitchen textiles and a host of other products successfully sold around the world. Peartree Heybridge is keen to establish more licensing partnerships for this as well as its brands including Camilla & Rose, Sandie Blue, Des Brophy, Little and Walkers' World.
+39 06 4470 2685 [email protected]
Play Entertainment is a creative factory, completely devoted to kids and tween entertainment. Its mission is creating and developing new brands and new successful properties. Thanks to a selected team of professionals and artists, Play Entertainment can create and develop editorial, advertising and entertainment projects, from concept to finished product.
+46 85451 3900 [email protected] www.pluslicens.se Plus Licens & Design, a daughter company of Plus Licens, is one of the largest independent licensing company in Central and Eastern Europe and the Nordic countries. Specialized in the management of design-driven properties, Plus Licens & Design handles European and worldwide rights for properties like MoshiMoshiKawaii, Pippi Longstocking and Little Anna.
+1 (952) 641 1020 [email protected]
Across several generations, people regard Polaroid as one of the most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands. Leveraging a strong instant photography heritage, Polaroid's product portfolio encompasses a broad assortment of consumer electronics categories. Today, Polaroid delivers the instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood.
Popcorn the Bear
+90 533 833 3251 [email protected]
Popcorn the Bear and his friends are delighted to introduce three new friends who, like everyone else, are named after food! This year brings new artwork to the style guide and a superb new website. 2011 sees the launch of greetings cards, plush, calendars, nursery products and infant apparel.
+33 804 804 66 [email protected] www.propertiz-licensing.com
Propertiz is a licensing agency that specializes in children's properties. The portfolio includes the licenses of the French production company Method Animation, and Propertiz handles especially the rights of The Little Prince/Le Petit Prince in close collaboration with Saint-Exupéry Estate and a licensing agent network all over the world.
+33 1 7684 5286 [email protected]
The licensing department of Renault Group, representative of Renault, Renault Sport, Alpine, Gordini, Dacia and Alpine brands, will exhibit at D115 some its 2011 programs such as apparel, collectibles, toys and more. Renault is waiting for you to explain its global strategy and to discuss about local and worldwide opportunities.
+33 1 6411 1616 [email protected] www.roadsign.eu The famous Kangaroo perched on its black and yellow sign lies today as one of the most recognizable symbols over the world. Roadsign Australia has now become one of the greatest outdoor brands (clothing, luggage, backpacks, accessories, sports and more). Roadsign Australia symbolizes a life adventure among the greatest landscapes.
+1 (860) 526 1755 [email protected]
The company robin zingone brings fresh, modern and classic design to an international audience of girls and women. Offering four fabulous brands available for licensing: the signature collection robin zingone, the Kawaii brand loveMe robin zingone, the global brand Girlygirl robin zingone and the tween brand Cocomimilulu.
+44 (0) 20 7207 6242 [email protected]
Rocket Licensing, launched in January 2007, is an independent licensing and brand development company. Rocket Licensing only ever manages a select and balanced portfolio of brands, which are given real focus and support. This results in great selling product that works for licensees, retailers and always delights the consumer!
Route 66 and Tempting Brands
+31 (0) 20 778 2156 [email protected]
Based in Amsterdam, Route 66 and Tempting Brands are a worldwide owner of Route 66 trademark rights. As official licensor of the Route 66 brand, it is proud that it has contributed to keeping the Route 66 spirit alive. Route 66: Feel the Freedom!
Royal Horticultural Society
+44 (0) 14 8347 9791 [email protected]
Excellence, tradition and authority. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is one of the world's leading gardening charities. Since 1804, the RHS has been commissioning and collecting botanical art. This astonishing and exhaustive collection contains over 23,000 original artworks. Licensees enjoy privileged access, making their products unique, while supporting the charity.
Royal Navy and Royal Air Force
+44 (0) 20 8233 6091 [email protected]
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines' unique, global capabilities across land, sea and air are the foundations of a prestigious reputation for performance built over 500 years of operation. The Royal Air Force and world famous RAF Red Arrows are equally revered and admired for their courage, precision and professionalism.
+33 1 77 75 18 40 [email protected] www.sagoo-licensing.com
Sagoo represents tremendous properties such as Paul Frank, Jeremyville and Emily the Strange in Europe and the Middle East. Sagoo also represents The Beatles, Yellow Submarine, Sex Pistols, Madonna and many other artists, as well as Moomin in France and Benelux. Sagoo is also the worldwide agent of Josephine Baker.
+81 3 5736 7313 [email protected]
www.sega.jp SEGA Corporation is a global leader in interactive entertainment, encompassing consumer business, amusement machine sales and amusement center operating platforms including PC, wireless devices and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment.
Softies & Cuties
+39 3 34325 7391 [email protected]
Softies & Cuties is a trademark that groups a wonderful collection of photographic images of kittens and puppies that have been individually elaborated in order to achieve a soft touch to characterize the whole collection. Softies & Cuties images have been used on a lot of products with great success!
+39 059 340071 [email protected] www.starbright.it Founded in 2007, Starbright is an independent licensing agency that operates primarily on the Italian territory, offering a localized organization with an in-depth knowledge of this specific market. Starbright business mainly focuses on entertainment and brand licensing, specializing in brand extension programs that enhance the brand images of its clients.
+44 (0) 20 8337 7958 [email protected]
Start Licensing are a bespoke licensing agency representing a select roster of rights including The Beano and The Dandy, Dennis & Gnasher, Big & Small, Bananaman, Bang on the Door, Honey Monster, Britvic's brand portfolio and Jacqueline Wilson. Contact Ian Downes at Start Licensing.
Stephanie Dyment Design Company
+ 44 (0) 79 1287 0306 [email protected]
Stephanie Dyment Design Company is an established design company offering beautifully feminine, trend-led, contemporary artworks for licensing in the stationary, gift and homewares markets.
+33 1 56 92 30 26 [email protected] www.studio100.tv Studio100 is an international family entertainment group. Using a one-stop shopping model, it creates music, books, feature films and theatre productions from popular television shows. Studio100 also developed TV channels and four successful theme parks. Besides its own merchandising activities, Studio100 has over 200 licensing contracts developing new products.
+31 6 10 245 08 86 [email protected] www.studiokoekepeer.nl Studio Koekepeer designs and illustrates with passion! The most beautiful, sweet and cheerful designs ever are created in successful collections for paper and lifestyle products. Studio Koekepeer licenses its characters and designs to manufacturers and publishers of all sorts of lifestyle products with whom it creates the finest collections happy products!
Stupid Factory (Celebrities Entertainment)
Stand E001, G085
+00 496 172 271 820 [email protected]
Celebrities Entertainment is a full service agency, specialized in licensing and brand extension. Celebrities Entertainment helps its clients license their famous copyrights and images and work with leading European consumer products companies. Celebrities Entertainment currently offers properties in two licensing categories: celebrities/music artists and entertainment properties.
+44 (0) 20 7535 7200 [email protected]
Target Entertainment's main focus at Brand Licensing Europe will be the prestigious PlayStation brand, plus a range of exciting PlayStation software IPs including LittleBigPlanet, Invizimals, EyePet, God of War, Killzone and ModNation Racers. Other properties Target will be representing include the fashion and lifestyle brand Brit Chicks and preschool animation Fluffy Gardens.
Tato Designs is a family of artists with a lot of enthusiasm for creating fresh, fun characters and images to make the world a brighter, happier place. Tato Designs will be launching some exciting new designs at the show.
+33 1 4141 4643 [email protected] www.tf1licences.com
TF1 Licences manages a portfolio of powerful brands including Barbapapa, which is an international success–over 100 partners are developing licensed products over the world. TF1 Licences activity is divided into consumer products and promotional licensing. With over 20 years experience, TF1 Licences enjoys the trust of many international partners.
The Aird Group
+61 8 8294 9483 [email protected]
TAG is a South Australian-based company operating since 1978. TAG has a national distribution business and an international division dedicated to developing brands for the global marketplace. TAG brands are now distributed to more than 50 countries since launching Kimmidoll in January 2008 and kimmi junior in November 2009.
The Art Rooms
+44 (0) 12 7463 1292 [email protected]
Jacky Al-Samarraie is a designer with an emerging brand identity creating vibrant, colorful images. The Art Rooms has a collection of contemporary designs available for licensing on products in the stationery, art, lifestyle and homeware markets.
The Bright Group International
+44 (0) 20 7326 9140 [email protected]
Bright and Beyond develop successful brand extensions and publishing programs to create a strong voice and identity for your brand. In addition, B&B is the creator of outstanding children's content for various commercial channels and producing a range of accomplished and exciting new character-led properties with potential across all sectors.
The Comic Stripper
+44 (0) 17 9223 0047 [email protected]
The Comic Stripper is the home of cutting edge illustrations and comics for two decades. The Comic Stripper can create custom comics as dynamic marketing and promotional tools. The Comic Stripper supplies artwork for a huge range of licenses including Marvel, Top Gear, Ronald McDonald, Ben10 and Action Man. Drawing on your ideas...
+44 (0) 77 9614 5716 [email protected]
Brace yourself for the energetic release of one of the coolest, cutest, cuddliest and most collectable communities of characters ever seen as they explode across the licensing world. Licensing deals on offer and with new CGI animation series in development. This will be a brand not to miss out on!
The Licensing Machine
+39 059 382 111 [email protected] www.thelicensingmachine.com
The Licensing Machine is the licensing division of the Panini Group, dedicated to the management of TV, home video, promotional and merchandise rights and has a powerful portfolio of licenses. The Licensing Machine is also the exclusive representative of the Mizz and Panini brands, among others.
The Natural History Museum
+44 (0) 20 7942 5652 [email protected]
The Natural History Museum is world-renowned. Its 70 million specimens makes it one of the world's largest collection of natural history artwork and 50,000 images are at your disposal, with support from its design and editorial studios and product endorsement by its 350 scientists. The Natural History Museum has over 30 licensees and its licensed products are sold through major retailers.
+44 (0) 20 7731 3233 [email protected]
The Partnership is a lifestyle licensing agency with classic brands and a blue-chip team providing full-service international brand development, diversification and distribution. An energetic company with unrivalled U.K. and strong international sales reach, retailer links and brand management service. A brand search service is also offered to licensees.
Tiny Idols Licensing
+44 (0) 13 5524 6726 [email protected]
Inspired by our fascination of celebrity status and famous faces, the Tiny Idols brand continues to go from strength to strength. Tiny Idols is an up to the minute brand reacting quickly to enable licensees and retailers to exploit current affairs and latest crazes that is appealing to both genders and spans demographics.
+08 450 563 779 [email protected]
Since 2007, Tosh has created fun, colorful and contemporary properties, each targeting different segments of the giftware, POD and tourism markets.
+44 (0) 14 9483 7881 [email protected]
V&S will showcase its hit preschool series "Everything's Rosie" which is top rated on CBeebies since May 2010. Series two is now on air and series three is in production for May 2012. The licensing program is fast developing with 20 licensees signed and a multi-category launch from July.
Vicki Thomas Associates
+44 (0) 20 7511 5767 [email protected]
Vicki Thomas Associates has design skills to help develop successful licensed ranges and the imagination to draw characters and create images that appeal across markets. Its strengths are designs for children, housewares and working with archive materials.
VIZ Media Europe
+33 1 7271 5358 [email protected]
Headquartered in Paris, VIZ Media Europe specializes in the marketing and distribution throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa of Japanese animated entertainment and graphic novels (manga). Key properties include Bleach, Blue Drago, Death Note, Hamtaro, Inazuma Eleven (France only), Jewelpet (France only), Kilari, Naruto (U.K. only), A Penguin's Troubles and Zoids Genesis.
+44 (0) 20 7793 0909 [email protected]
In 1978, Walker Books' founder Sebastian Walker had a vision: a publisher dedicated to creating the best stories and pictures for children everywhere. Walker Books now creates over 300 books per year, including popular titles such as Where's Wally, Maisy, Tilly and Friends and Guess How Much I Love You.
Warm Up Agency
+39 02 4547 0126 [email protected] www.warm-up.it Warm Up Agency works with licensors towards the realization of creative concepts related to their graphic properties, style guides, existing projects and extending brands. Warm Up Agency also works with licensees as consultants alongside their licensing strategies, in particular giving guidance about the various style guides.
Wild Rose Studio
+44 (0) 11 7364 3104 [email protected]
Wild Rose Studio is a papercraft brand sold in over 24 countries, with a catalog of ultra-cute character and stylish surface artwork. Character brands Milton & Co, Cherry Cupcake and Wild Rose Studio surface designs have proved a massive success in crafting; they're perfect for stationery, fabric, housewares and more.