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The staff at License! Global has compiled this comprehensive list of licensees across the industry’s top product categories. ACCESSORIES Accessory Innovations Karyn Weiss, senior vice president, business de

April 6, 2018

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The staff at License! Global has compiled this comprehensive list of licensees across the industry’s top product categories.


Accessory Innovations Karyn Weiss, senior vice president, business development and licensing, 10 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10017 Tel.: 212 213-4200, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Nintendo: Mario, Wii; Lucas films: Star Wars, CloneWars, Star Wars Lego; Mattel: Barbie; Cartoon Network: Bakugan, Ben 10; MTV: Rock Band; Justin Bieber; Paul Frank; Dreamworks: Beyblades, Penguins of Madgascar, Shrek and How to Train Your Dragon; Hasbro: Littlest Pet Shop; Warner Bros: Vampire Diaries; United Media: Fancy Nancy; Zhu Zhu Pets, Kung Zhu; Chorion: Olivia; Pokemon; Chuggington; Sanrio: Hello Kitty; Joester Loria: Pinkalicious; Sesame Street; Yo Gabba Gabba; Bobby Jack; Betty Boop; Selena Gomez "Dream Out Loud;" Fox: Glee, Avatar; Life magazine.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Premier resource for licensed, branded and entertainment accessories. Year-round business in bags, backpacks, handbags, luggage and headwear for preschool, children, teens and adults at all tiers of distribution.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Accessory Innovations is a privately held diversified accessory company. Its team has been working in the accessory business for more than 20 years and creates accessories that offer trend, style and value at all price ranges. Continued success comes from cutting-edge innovation, developing new applications in printing, embroidery and novelty treatments and constantly re-inventing product lines to stay relevant and fresh. Accessory Innovations is a disciplined partner to retailers, selling mass to class and ensuring comprehensive growth strategies are launched at every retail level with highly saleable products. Distribution: U.S. and Canada.

Accessory Network ( Colette Krähenbühl, director of marketing and PR 350 Fifth Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10118; Tel.: 212 842-3144, Fax: 212 842-3232

SAMPLING OF LICENSES AND COMPANY-OWNED BRANDS: Ghurka, LeSportsac, Calvin Klein, Tahari, bebe, Bisou Bisou and Nicole Miller.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Handbags, fashion accessories, cold weather apparel and luggage.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Founded in 1984, "ANG" is the leading manufacturer and marketer of premier brand name and private label handbags, small leather goods, luggage, accessories and cold weather apparel. With experts in every area of the business who provide a crucial link between the company and retail, the need for product differentiation, margin objectives and inventory management is effectively communicated. The combination of Accessory Network's trend-right products, systemic category analysis, exciting brands and consumer insight consistently surpass retailers' expectations. Distribution: Global.

Berkshire Fashions ( Richard Dweck, executive vice president 10 Woodbridge Center Dr. Suite 600 Woodbridge, NJ 07095; Tel.: 212 221-1542

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Marvel: Spider-Man, Spider-Man and Friends, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Marvel Heroes, Marvel Comics, Marvel HERoes for Women, Wolverine and the X-Men and the Marvel Super Hero Squad; WB: Batman, Superman, Scooby-Doo, Super Girl and Looney Tunes; Hasbro: Transformers (movie), Transformer's Revenge of the Fallen and G.I. Joe; Cartoon Network: Bakugan and Ben 10; Skatelab; Sesame Street; Thomas the Tank; Mr Men & Little Miss; Betty Boop; WWE; Nintendo; Sanrio: Hello Kitty and Keroppi; Penguins of Madagascar; School of Rock; Disney: Cars, Mickey Mouse Club House, My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Little Mermaid, Fairies, Princess, The Princess and the Frog, High School Musical, Camp Rock, Wizards of Waverly Place, Jonas Brother, Toy Story 3, Alice and Wonderland, Disney Cuties and Classic Disney Characters; Yo Gabba Gabba; and Nickelodeon: True Jackson, The Last Airbender, Dora the Explorer, Diego, SpongeBob SquarePants, Wonder Pets and Blues Clues.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Baseball hats, fashion headwear, fashion scarves, cold weather accessories, rainwear, umbrellas, hosiery, intimate apparel, wallets, zipper pulls and flip-flops.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: In business for more than 50 years, Berkshire operates on a simple philosophy: To provide the highest quality service and apparel at exceptional values. Distribution: U.S.

Bioworld Merchandising Jennifer Staley, vice president of licensing 2111 West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75038; Tel.: 888 831-2138

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Adventure Time, America McGee's Alice, AMP Music, Atari, Bad Boy, Bandmerch Bands, Barrel of Monkeys, Batman, The Beatles, Betty Boop, Black Veil Brides, Bullet Skateboards, Call of Duty, Captain Morgan, Candyland, Care Bears, Corona, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dark Star Skateboards, Dickies, Dos Equis, Dragon Age, DRI, English Laundry, Family Guy, FEA Merchandising, Fraggle Rock, Free Authority, Gears of War, General Motors, Ghostbusters, G.I. Joe, Green Lantern, Guinness, Golden Books, Halo, Harry Potter, Hi Fidelity, Jeff Dunham, Jersey Shore, Jimi Hendrix, Justice League, Kellogg's, LA Ink, LEGO, Linkin Park, Little Trees, Live Nation Bands, M&M, Mass Effect, Mr. Men & Little Miss, Marvel Comics, Miami Ink, Miller/Coors, Madballs, Misfits, MMA Elite, Monopoly, My Little Pony, Nerds, Nintendo, Nitro Circus, Olivia, Operation, Ouija, Pacman, Pink Floyd, Pokémon, Queen, Ramones, Real Tree Camo, Red Stripe, Remrylie Bands, Robot Chicken, Saturday Night Live, Scooby Doo, Scrabble, Sesame Street, Sex Pistols, The Simpsons, Skateboarder Magazine, Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders, SpongeBob, Strawberry Shortcake, Suburban Noise, Superman, Supergirl, Tecate, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Tupac, Venture Bros, Vision Street Wear, Wicked Quick, World Wildlife Fund and Yu-Gi-Oh!

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Apparel, T-shirts, headwear and cold weather, bags, wallets, belts, buckles, hosiery and casual footwear.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Bioworld specializes in brand extension across categories through innovative product development and merchandising sensibilities. Its unique cross-category approach offers a cohesive marketing statement in any retail tier. Bioworld distributes to all retail channels in the U.S., Canada and throughout Europe and Asia.

Brand Concepts ( Prateek Maheshwari, founder and director 14 RK Puram Colony, Indore, India; Tel.: 91 9893033080

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Tommy Hilfiger, Arrow, Paris Hilton, Ben 10, Ben 10 AF, Ben 10 UAF, Barbie and Nickleodeon.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Travel gear, school bags, small leather goods and handbags.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Largest accessory licensee in India.

DISTRIBUTION: All tiers, self-owned stores.

Concept One Accessories Sam Hafif, co-owner and chief executive officer Lori C. May, vice president of licensing Tel.: 212 868-2590, [email protected] 119 West 40th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Concept One's integrated portfolio of more than 75 licensed and owned brands contains unprecedented product offerings for men, women and children. Portfolio highlights include: Fashion - Block Headwear, Original Penguin, Levi's, U.S. Polo Assn., Sean John, Rocawear, Blac Label, Skin, Ecko, Zoo York and Paul Frank; Sports - NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, CLC and X Games; Consumer - Ford, Chevrolet, Budweiser, Miller Coors, Guinness, Mountain Dew and Amp; and Entertainment - Disney, Warner Bros. and Mattel.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Headwear, bags, small leather goods, cold weather accessories, belts, soft accessories, seasonal footwear and board shorts.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Concept One Accessories' well-rounded portfolio and expansive product offering establishes the company as the go-to resource across all channels of distribution. Concept One believes that the foundation for success is product innovation and strong relationships. Concept One's unique capability to design and translate fashion trends and items for all market accounts and price points allows us to develop for a wide variety of consumers. Concept One prides itself on providing responsive, individualized and expert service to its customers. Concept One's commitment to growth is demonstrated by its continuous investments in production capabilities and strategic acquisitions. Distribution: Global.

Global Design Concepts ( Felice Stolzberg, vice president, licensing and marketing 10 West 33rd Street Suite 1100; Tel.: 212 594-3833, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Nickelodeon, Skechers and Thomas.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Bags, backpacks, accessories and lunch bags.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Wide-ranging retail distribution, unique product design, quality products, attention to detail, easy and professional to work with. Distribution: All tiers, mid, mass and department.

H3 Sportgear ( Scott Hines, president and chief executive officer 9850 Westpoint Drive, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46256; Tel.: 317 595-7500 Janet Sarchett, director of licensing 19924 Jetton Road, suite 203, Cornelius, NC 28031 Tel.: 704 921-4785

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Playboy, Chevron Brands, STP, Corona, Guinness, Coors, Miller, Pabst, Chevy, Dodge, Ford, West Coast Choppers, DUB, Dubble Bubble, Andy Capp, Mr. Magoo, United States Beer Drinking Team, Beer Nuts, Bad Boy, Family Dog and Woodstock.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Headwear and apparel.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: H3 is a worldwide leader in providing the highest quality headwear and apparel to our retail and private label partners. Its ability to identify the latest fashion trends and to react quickly to market changes has proven to be invaluable to customers and licensors and is also recognized as a key component to sales success by retailers across all channels. The company's extensive in-house design and product development department is a critical part of the organization and positions H3 as a premier source in the industry. A strong relationship with retailers, licensors and customers is one of the most important aspects of H3's business and has been instrumental to its success.

Hanover Accessories ( Angie Lawler, brand manager 3500 Holly Lane N. Plymouth, MN 55447 Tel.: 763 509-6100, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Nickelodeon and Mattel.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: kids' hair and jewelry accessories, pet collars, leashes and accessories.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Customized product assortments for each retailer. Distribution: DTR.

High IntenCity ( Renee Levy, president 16-00 Pollitt Drive, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410; Tel.: 201 703-5010

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney: Disney Princess, Classic Disney, Tinker Bell and Disney Fairies, Alice in Wonderland (classic and movie), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (movie), Nightmare Before Christmas, Kingdom Hearts, Epic Mickey, Cars, Phineas and Ferb, High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Camp Rock, Jonas Brothers and Wizards of Waverly Place; Nickelodeon: iCarly, SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go, Ni Hao Kai-Lan and The Last Airbender (movie); and Sanrio: Hello Kitty, Chococat and Keroppi; Mattel: Monster High; The Public Zoo: Hickup; Cartoon Network: Adventure Time; and Skelanimals and So So Happy (Art Impressions).

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Jewelry and fashion accessories for girls, boys, tweens and juniors.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Founded in 1993, High IntenCity creates trend-driven product that celebrates and enhances its partners' brands. Its talented team's design execution, attention to detail, passion for innovation and acute interpretation of each brand, positions High IntenCity at the forefront of the fashion accessories industry.

HYP (, Howard Levy, chief of staff 10 E. 34th St., New York, NY 10016; Tel.: 212-684-7717, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Pink Cookie, Crusade, Baby Phat, Ecko, Dereon, Applebottoms, Rocawear, Caribbean Joe, Looney Tunes, DC Comics, Harry Potter, Mr Men Little Miss, It's Happy Bunny, Family Guy, Pink Panther, Peanuts, Betty Boop, Sons of Anarchy, Shakespeare/Ugly Stik.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Hosiery, flip-flops, slippers, rainboots, headwear, cold weather accessories, backpacks, intimate apparel, sleepwear, shapewear.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Hyp's junior and tween businesses continue to thrive with Pink Cookie and other brands and the expected resurgence of character licensing in 2011. Hyp has established a presense in men's with Sons of Anarchy and Shakespeare and Ugly Stik fishing. Look for Hyp to take on a major intimate apparel license in 2011. Distribution: Global.

M.Z. Berger & Co. ( Marci Gordon, chief merchant and marketing officer 29-76 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101; Tel.: 718 391-8989

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Nickelodeon, Sanrio, Cartoon Network, WWE, Mattel and Marvel.


POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: We distribute to all channels starting at dollar chains all the way up to the department stores. Distribution: All.

New Era Cap Co. ( Darrell De Bey 160 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202 Tel.: 716 604-9000, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: MLB, NBA, NHL and more than 200 colleges.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Headwear and apparel.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Behind the New Era flag exists a 90-year history filled with passion, integrity and pride—qualities reflected in the highly crafted products. Although New Era is known for its headwear, the company has an apparel line created with the same care, craftsmanship and attention to detail as its caps. New Era's history is steeped in a 70-year relationship with MLB that has developed into fruitful partnerships including producing with other sports leagues and many major colleges. Distribution: Global.


Briefly Stated Alexandra Richmond, vice president of licensing 1359 Broadway, New York, NY 10018; Tel.: 212 268-5400

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Atari Star Trek, Casper, Little Golden Books, Where's Waldo, Gumby, Transformers, The Cleveland Show, Peeps, Hot Tamales, Colorforms, Star Wars, Spider-Man, X Men, Hulk Classic, Iron Man (movie), Hulk (movie), Marvel Extreme, Marvel Heroes, Wolverine Extreme, Marvel Comics Retro, Rockband, Smurfs, Ghostbusters, Bob Marley, WWE, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, It's Happy Bunny, Just Jimmy, Cars, Disney's standard characters, The Muppets, Power Rangers, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Futurama, Bobby Jack, Care Bears, Pepsi/Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, A&W, Crush, Beavis & Butthead, South Park, SpongeBob SquarePants, Playboy, Batman, DC Originals/Supergirl, DC Comics, A Christmas Story, Hanna Barbera, Harry Potter, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Superman, Mr Men & Little Miss, Domo, Peanuts and GM cars.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Sleepwear, underwear, loungewear and ties.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Briefly Stated has been in business since 1987 and is a subsidiary of Li & Fung USA. Since its inception, the company has achieved substantial sales growth each year and attributes its success to fashion-forward design, innovative and diverse product assortments, strong distribution and exceptional quality. Briefly Stated has been active in selectively building a strong licensed business, as well as overseeing the growth of private-label and non-licensed segments. Distribution: U.S. and Canada.

Fashion UK ( Gurdev Mattu, managing director, [email protected] 97 Bridge Road, Leicester, LE5 3LD, U.K.

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Betty Boop, Disney, Little Miss, Snoopy, Looney Tunes, Beano, Beyblade, Fireman Sam, Flintstones, Marilyn Monroe and The Simpsons.


POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Fast fashion development. On trend fashion design in character. Fast lead times. Speed to market. Specialist in licensed apparel and market leaders in fashion licensed apparel.

Freeze ( Kim Cauley, vice president of licensing 1400 Broadway, 16th Floor New York, NY 10081; Tel.: 212 764-9011

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Marvel, Looney Tunes, Nickelodeon, Peanuts, Dreamworks, Transformers, Mattel, Star Wars, Care Bears, Hanna Barbera, Beatles, Smurfs, Kelloggs and more.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Knit tops and bottoms.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Freeze prides itself on its long-term/multiple-property relationships with top licensors. The company strives to offer a diverse portfolio of licenses that encompass classic characters, entertainment properties, corporate and lifestyle brands, iconic legends and rock bands. Freeze also manufacturers private label product direct for retailers and markets several of its own lines-Freeze Vintage, FRZ and Word of Mouth. Freeze develops, sells and manufactures product for children and adults of both genders and services all channels of distribution. The company does so by having a dedicated and knowledgeable sales staff and an extensive, award-winning design team. Freeze manufactures its product domestically, which allows it to turn goods quickly, capture trends and chase hot properties and overseas which helps bring high-quality, affordable, cut-and-sew product to market when lead time is available. Distribution: Global.

Jerry Leigh Apparel ( Melissa Moskowitz, director of licensing and marketing Tel.: 818 909-6200, [email protected] 7860 Nelson Road, Van Nuys, CA 91402

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Warner Bros., Marvel, Hasbro, MTV, Live Nation, Paul Frank, Harajuku Lovers, Coca-Cola, It's Happy Bunny, Betty White, Smurfs, Gummy Bears and Woodstock.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Apparel and loungewear at all tiers of distribution.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Started by Jerry Leigh in 1962, the company has evolved into a multi-faceted company servicing the nation's top retailers. With headquarters in Van Nuys, Calif., and satellite offices in New York City, Orlando, Fla., Guatemala and Shanghai, the company's 650-plus associates are dedicated to serving the needs of the company's brand and retail partners in a variety of ways. The company is proud of its dedicated divisional teams of brand management, licensing, sales, merchandising, design and art. Most recently, Jerry Leigh created HB3 Technology (patent pending technology that embeds machine washable headphones into the drawstrings of garments). Distribution: Global.

Junk \ Clothing ( Vanessa Gonzalez, licensing 17725 Mississippi Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025; Tel.: 310 445-7776

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: DC Comics, NFL, Disney, Where the Wild Things Are, The Beatles, Coca-Cola, Peanuts, Star Wars, Marvel, Smurfs, NBA and NASCAR.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Vintage and retro-inspired, high-quality fashion apparel for juniors, men, tweens, youth, boys, girls, toddlers and infants.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Junk Food's artistic design has always differentiated it from competitors. This focus has enabled the company to create the perfect shirt: a vintage, soft-weathered tee that captures the essence of American pop-culture through licensed, retro-inspired graphics. Distribution: Global.

Live Nation ([email protected]) Michael Krassner, executive vice president of licensing Steve Glasenk, vice president of licensing Janet Dwoskin, executive director of licensing and brand assurance 2 Bryant St., Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105; Tel: 415 247-7400

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Aerosmith, The Beatles, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay Z, Kelley Mouse, Kiss, John Lennon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Madonna, Motley, Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, The Sex Pistols, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Little Wayne, Woodstock, The Who and ZZ Top.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Apparel, accessories, fragrance, fan appreciation products, home furnishings, interactive, footwear, jewelry, wireless/cellular, paper goods, publishing, gaming, luxury goods and themed restaurants.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Live Nation Merchandise develops comprehensive merchandising solutions directly with the artist and their management. This partnership focuses on cross-promoting the artist's music career with innovative products, concert merchandise, retail distribution, an online store, licensing agreements and sponsorship and endorsement agreements. Distribution: Global.

Mad Engine ( Carolyn Foreman, licensing [email protected] 13100 Gregg Street, Poway, CA 92064; Tel.: 858 558-5270

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Marvel, Disney, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Mighty Mouse, Hasbro, Mattel, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Pacman, Capcom and Popeye.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Apparel for all tiers of distribution.

POINTS OF DIFFERENTIATION: Alby Amato started Mad Engine in 1987 as a contract screen printer for a major shoe company and active sports wear life style companies, with licensing added to the mix in 2000 with Marvel Comics. The company develops superior products with cutting-edge graphics and printing techniques that capture the true essence of the brands and reflect worldwide fashion and trend styling research. With its domestic screen printing capabilities and in stock shelf stock products Mad Engine can quickly react to market needs at all retail levels. The award-winning and industry-leading company has experienced management that is dedicated to providing excellent service and execution for all points of the manufacture process to ensure that it sells exciting, creatively designed and excellent quality apparel for all retailers throughout North America.

Mighty Fine ( Lorne Bloch, licensing director 2010 E. 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90021; Tel.: 213 627-2498

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Sanrio, Peanuts, Sesame Street, Marvel, NBA and Pokémon.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: T-shirts, knit tops, hoodies, thermals and fleece for all categories.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Mighty Fine is a design studio and brand innovator. The company's strengths lie in its ability to create original artwork based on the essence of a brand while working in partnership with property owners and Mighty Fine's extensive network of retailers to create compelling product statements. Distribution: Global.

MjC International Group ( Mark Siegel, vice president of licensing and business development 5 Thomas Mellon Circle, San Francisco, CA 94134; Tel.: 415 467-9500

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Sesame Street, Call of Duty, Nintendo, Pac Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Emily The Strange, Skelanimals, Disney (DTR), Dr. Seuss, Pink Panther, Coca-Cola, MMA Elite, Guinness, Miller Beer and Coors Light. MjC also manufactures loungewear for the following fashion brands: Paul Frank, Joe Boxer and OP.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Men's, women's and juniors' loungewear and underwear.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: According to the company: "We have superior retail relationships across all tiers and demographics. We continually innovate through our level of trend and fashion offerings, and are diversified in our portfolio of licenses and fashion brands." Distribution: U.S. and Canada.

MjC de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. ( Jorge Muller, general manager Santa Rosa de Viterbo No. 8, Colonia Moderna; Tel.: 524422161027

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: DC Comics, Fulanitos, Huevocartoon, Popeye and Mr Men & Little Miss.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: T-shirts, loungewear and boxers.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Screen printing and design done in house Distribution: Mexico mass retailers.

Olaes Enterprises d/b/a ODM ( Jay Kopelowitz, executive vice president Jessica Jones, licensing coordinator 13860 Stowe Drive, Poway, CA 92064; Tel.: 858 679-4450

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: General Motors, West Coast Choppers, Orange County Choppers, British Motor Heritage, Death Note, White Castle, Kawasaki, Honda, Nissan, LittleBigPlanet, Spam and Jimi Hendrix.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: T-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops and jerseys in men's, young men's, women's, juniors' and boys' 4 to 20.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: ODM partners with its customers for mutual growth and success through the creation of innovative, leading-edge graphic designs. ODM continues to stand out in the areas of personal attention and service, overall quality and on-time delivery. Hundreds of retail buyers and sales reps have grown accustomed to counting on ODM to deliver edgy designs, often in just one week's time. Distribution: Global.

Richard Leeds International ( Rick Goralnick, vice president licensing and marketing 135 Madison Ave, NY, NY 10016; Tel.: 212 532-4546

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Looney Toons, Marvel and Betty Boop.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Ladies/junior's sleepwear, loungewear, intimates, daywear and hospital scrubs.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Fashion, design and quality.

Ripple Junction ( Neil Hoynes, President 11529 Goldcoast Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45249; Tel.: 513 559-3900

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: The Hangover, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Old Spice, Eastbound & Down, Grateful Dead, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Naruto: Shippuden, The Big Lebowski, Seinfeld, The Goonies, The Onion, Boondock Saints, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Chuck Norris and Gumby.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Licensed entertainment apparel and accessories.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Ripple Junction combines its vast knowledge of pop culture with a quirky sense of humor and amazing art to create designs that resonate with a wide range of consumers. Known for reliability, integrity and an extremely friendly staff, the company has developed long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with retailers and licensors alike. Distribution: U.S.

Trau & Loevner ( Howard Loevner, president 5817 Centre Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206; Tel.: 412 361-7700, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: American Retro & Toon Studios, Amp, Andy Capp, Animal Planet, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Big Wheel, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Cabbage Patch Kids, Casper & Friends, Coppertone, Dairy Queen, Dubble Bubble and Concord Brands, Energizer & Energizer Bunny, Ferrara Pan, Ford, General Mills, General Motors, Gumby & Friends, Hershey, History Channel, Intelligent Design, Jack Squat, Just Born, Popeye & Friends, Betty Boop, Love is..., Max & Lucy, McDonalds, MillerCoors, Minor League Baseball, Moonlight Creations, Mountain Dew, Nestle, Nesquik, Pepsi, Pig Dog, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Rubes, Sexy Slang, Slinky, Slush Puppie, Smokey Bear, Snapple, Dr Pepper/7UP, Special Olympics, Speed Racer, Stiks n Stones, The Dog, Three Stooges, Tootsie Roll, Underdog & Friends, U.S. Postal Service, Vulture Kulture, West Coast Customs, Wham-o, Where's Waldo, Woodsy Owl and colleges (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, University of Pittsburgh, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Upper Iowa University, California State University, Campbell University, Delta State University and Morehead State University).

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Screen-printed apparel.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Trau & Loevner's fashion T-shirts focus primarily on high-quality materials in a wide array of body styles and colors. Print trends include distressing, based-down inks, residue looks and a wide variety of inks and glitters, some with a vintage flair and others more modern. The company also is doing all-over printing and adding higher-end tee silhouettes to its line. Trau & Loevner does more than $24 million in annual sales of licensed shirts. Distribution: Global.

Trevco Sportswear ( Jim George, chief executive officer 1900 Stephenson Highway Tel.: 248 526-1400, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: DC Comics, NBC, CBS, A&E.Star Trek, Bruce Lee, Boop, Dean, Monroe, Ali, Elvis, Popeye, Garfield, Clifford, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate and Jim Henson.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: T-shirts and knit tops for adults, juniors, youth, juvenile, toddler and infant sizes.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Trevco Sportswear's production capabilities are unique to the T-shirt industry. Trevco utilizes both digital direct-to-garment print technology, as well as traditional screen print methods which allow it to offer thousands of design choices to its customers and print and ship every order regardless of the quantity per design. The combination of these two production processes maximizes the revenue potential for both Trevco and its licensing partners. Distribution: U.S.


Disguise ( 12120 Kear Place, Poway, CA 92064; Tel.: 858 391-3600 Lauren Whitehead, senior director of licensing, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Marvel, Hasbro and Sesame Workshop.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Halloween costumes, masks, accessories and year-round dress-up.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Disguise, a division of Jakks Pacific, is a leading fashion-driven design company in the global Halloween costume business. Disguise is best known in the industry for its innovative and trend-setting designs, partnering with top studios to annually bring millions of proprietary and licensed character-driven costumes to the American market. Halloween is not complete without a great Disguise. Distribution: Global.

Rubie's Costume Co. ( Howard J. Beige, executive vice president One Rubie Plaza, Richmond Hill, NY 11418 Tel.: 516 326-1500, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Star Wars, Batman, Superman, Justice League, Avatar, Super Mario Bros., Angelina Ballerina, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Hanna-Barbera Classics, Michael Jackson, Lady GaGa, Teen Titans, The Official Universal Studios Monsters, The Addams Family characters, The Matrix, A Nightmare on Elm St., Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Harry Potter, Animal House, Ghostbusters, The Smurfs, I Dream of Jeannie, Hellboy II, The Wizard of Oz, SpongeBob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go, Backyardigan's, Wonder Pets, Blues Clues, Zorro, Napoleon Dynamite, South Park, Reno 911, Betty Boop, Boris Karloff, Curious George, Elf, The Munsters, Psycho, Corpse Bride, Strawberry Shortcake, Madeline, Scarface, V for Vendetta, Burger King, 300 Movie, Shrek, Bratz, Beetlejuice, Indiana Jones, Halo, Slipknot, Kung Fu Panda, Elvis Presley, Elvira, World of Warcraft, Sweeney Todd, Gone with the Wind, Star Trek, The Wolfman Movie, The Muppets, Phineas and Ferb, The Watchmen, Terminator: Salvation, Marilyn Monroe, Playboy, Kiss, Jonah Hex and Clash of the Titans.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Halloween costumes, masks, accessories, wigs and pet costumes.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Full-service Halloween products manufacturer and distributor. Distribution: Worldwide.


Aykroyd and Sons Ltd. ( DB Aykroyd, joint managing director Atlantic Street, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 5PP, UK Tel.: 0161 929 1122, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Warner, Lucasfilm, Thomas, The Simpsons, ZingZillas, ITNG, Doctor Who, Bob the Builder, Smurfs, Spiderman, Ben 10, Marvel, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Dora, SpongeBob, Fifi, Roary, Little Charley Bear and JLS.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Children's nightwear.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Bespoke nightwear for the U.K. high street.

DISTRIBUTION: High street, supermarket and mail order.

American Marketing Enterprises, a division of LFUSA Elliott Azrak, executive vice president of global licensing 1359 Broadway, 16th floor, New York, NY 10018; Tel.: 212 279-3600

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Lucasfilms, Mattel, MGA, Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Hasbro, HIT Entertainment, Sesame Street, WWE, Cartoon Network, Nintendo, Fox and DreamWorks.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Licensed sleepwear and fashion underwear for infants through teens.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: AME's leadership position in children's entertainment sleepwear is attributed to the continuous dedication toward best product and design to valued licensing partners and retailers. The company will continue to develop global opportunities together with Li & Fung Europe and Li & Fung Asia to expand distribution in entertainment consumer products.

Blues Clothing Limited ( Brigade House, Parsons Green, London SW6 4TN Patrick Bailey, commercial director Tel.: 44 (0)20 73719900, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Peppa Pig, Ben 10 Ultimate Aliens, X Factor, Waybuloo, Chuggington, Tinga Tinga, My Melody, Generator Rex, Little Charlie Bear, Batman, Superman, Subbuteo, Betty Boop, Popeye, The Simpsons, Sesame Street, Snoopy, Pingu, Raa Raa, Everythings Rosie, The Hive and WWE.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Infant, children's and adult apparel.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Bespoke licensed apparel.

Children's Apparel Network Albert Solano, licensing manager 112 West 34th Street, Suite 1220, New York, NY 10120; Tel.: 212 244-6023

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Sesame Street, Peanuts/Snoopy, Barbie, Thomas & Friends, Strawberry Shortcake, Hot Wheels and Battle Force 5.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Children's apparel (newborn, infant, toddler, 4/16 girls and 4/20 boys).

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Children's Apparel Network has been in business for more than 50 years. The company has a diverse product line, manufacturing all types of products from newborn layette to sportswear in all size ranges. The company credits its design and merchandising departments as the cornerstone of its successful licensing business. The company applies appropriate fashions and trends to each license and devotes separate design teams to each of its key properties. Distribution: U.S.

FAB Steve Russo, president and chief executive officer Patricia Mercer, director of licensing 15 West 34th St, New York, NY 10001; Tel.: 212 947-9001

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Hello Kitty, Harajuku Lovers, Paul Frank, iCarly, Dora, SpongeBob, NBA Players, Spider-Man, Captain America, Transformers, WWE, Disney Classics, Disney Princess, Tinker Bell, Cars, Toy Story, Wizards of Waverly, Sonny with a Chance, Terracycle, LittleMissMatched and Betty Boop.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: A multi-category, fashion-driven company that manufactures back-to-school products (backpacks, paper products, writing instruments and lunch kits), luggage and travel accessories, giftables and home décor catering to the youth tween and junior markets.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: FAB's multiple category strength and market-leading product development offer a unique 360-degree approach to the world of licensing. It combines global fashion expertise of sister company Artisan House (owner of the world renown Carlos Falchi and Isabella Fiore brands) with its own brand positioning excellence to offer a variety of products across multiple retail channels and demographics. The company strives to exceed the expectations of its business partners, forging reliable and trusted collaborations between licensors and retailers. Distribution: U.S. and Canada.

Fipogroup AS ( Christina Dalum Nielsen, [email protected] Esbjergvej 101, 6000 Kolding, Denmark

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney licenses, Betty Boop, The Simpsons, Baby Looney Tunes, Dinosaur King, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Lucky Luke, Ice Age, Spider-Man, Powerpuff Girls, Die Biene Maya, Peanuts, Pucca, Miffy, Pepsi, Route 66, Thundercats, Happy Days, Muhammad Ali, E.T., Fame, Godfather, James Dean, Run DMC, Miles Davis, Iggy Pop, Def Leppard, Coldplay, Beatles, Kiss, iCarly, Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Apparel, footwear and home products.

Franco Apparel Group ( Rita Herzmansky, vice president, licensing and brand management 1407 Broadway, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10018 Tel.: 212 967-7272, rita.herzmansky@infinity-group

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Major League teams, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Majestic, Kid Athlete, Snoopy, Batman, Superman, Barney, Hello Kitty, Eddie Bauer, Laura Ashley and New Balance.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Apparel for newborn, infants, toddlers, girls, boys and juniors.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Franco Apparel is a recognized leader in the childrenswear industry. The company offers a full range of services, including in-house design, product development, sales, marketing, global sourcing and manufacturing. In addition to its character and lifestyle licenses, Franco designs and produces private label apparel for retailers nationwide. Franco Apparel is also a leading sports license apparel manufacturer for the major leagues and national collegiate teams with expertise in vendor managed programs, inventory replenishment and hot market capability. Distribution: U.S. and Canada.

Hybrid Promotions dba. Hybrid Apparel ( Derrick Baca, vice president, licensing 10711 Walker Street, Cypres CA 90630; Tel.: 714 947-8347, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers of America, Archie Comics, Josie and the Pussy Cats, Sabrina Teenage Witch, Assassins Creed 2, Airheads, Bakugan, Generator Rex, Barbie, Bazooka, Beyblade: Metal Fusion, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bob Marley, Boy Scouts of America, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Chick-fil-A, Chuck Norris, The Muppets, Cars, Toy Story, Mickey Mouse, Dragon Age, Dr. Suess, Emily The Strange, FullMetal Alchemist, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, GM, Chevy, Camaro, Corvette, Pontiac, GTO, Miller, Miller Lite, Coors, Coors Light, Mickey's, Jimi Hendrix, GoGo's Crazy Bones, Heathcliff the Cat, Funny Face, Hot Stuff, ICEE, Slush Puppie, Jackass 3, Pink Panther, Pennzoil, Quaker State, Ring Pop, Push Pop, Professional Bull Riders, Smarties, PlayStation, Twisted Metal, Uncharted 2, Star Trek, STP, Tank Girl, Transformers, Land Before Tim, Despicable Me, 40 Year Old Virgin, WWE, Yamaha, Levi's Tops, Reebok and Reebok Kids.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Fashion apparel, T-shirts, junior novelty tops, sports performance apparel, children's swim and layette.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: The founders' progressive philosophy drives the company culture. Employees are empowered to strive for innovative ways to connect with consumers nationwide, provide value to their retailers, and continually make positive contributions to their bottom line. Hybrid Apparel has evolved into a successful, private label and licensing distributor of quality apparel for men, women, juniors and children for a variety of retailers large and small. Hybrid Apparel is a diversified U.S.-based premiere apparel company servicing all tiers and trade channels of distribution. Distribution: Global.

MLP Jean Luc Mercier, chairman 49 Place Maurice Hamy F-59270 Strazeele Tel.: 033 03 28 41 41 08, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Looney Tunes, Tweety, Snoopy, Marsupilami, Gaston Lagaffe, Droopy, Lucky Luke, Les Schtroumpfs, Me to You, WWE, Barbapapa, Elmer, Yellow Submarine from the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Concord Music, Paramount classic movies, Sony classic movies, Avela, Royal Air Force, British Motor Heritage, Pepsi, Flash Gordon, Mandrake, The Phantom and classic designs of cartoons.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Conceiving, manufacturing and marketing character items in the garment field for babies, children and adults (daywear and nightwear).

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: In business for more than 15 years, MLP offers customers the highest creativity in quality at affordable prices. Distribution: France, Benelux and Europe.

Parigi Group Ltd. ( Marco Srour, president Sion Betesh, executive vice president of licensing and marketing Tel.: 212 378-1518, [email protected] 112 West 34th St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10120

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: DKNY kids, Puma kids, Puma Ferrari kids, LRG boys, Baby Phat Girlz, Apple Bottoms Girls, Akademiks Boys, Phat Farm Boys and launching Timberland kids' apparel in fall 2011.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Boys and girls branded apparel and accessories. All apparel categories, including newborn-layette, infant, toddler, boys 4 to 20 and girls 4 to 16, plus all types of backpacks and bags, diaper bags, caps, hats and cold weather accessories.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Focused licensor and retailer partnerships, consistent fashion message and five-star service. Through sheer determination and passion, Parigi Group has cultivated a premier and balanced portfolio of brands and partnerships. Parigi's successful model of global licensors have helped shape and define its mission, along with a continued reinvestment in infrastructure and speed-to-market technologies both abroad and in the U.S. Experienced and accountable personnel that are truly dedicated in providing unparalleled retail service. Its success is divided into seven equal parts: passion, brand integrity, a dedicated workforce, value fashion-first mentality, 360-degree service, long-term strategies and a willingness to evolve. Distribution: Global.

Smith & Brooks Limited ( Susan Stanley, licensing manager 120 New Cavendish Street, 4th Floor, London W1W 6XX Tel.: +44 (0)845 129 9216, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Angelina Ballerina, DC Comics, Disney, Dora the Explorer, Ghostbusters, Glee, Hero 108, Hot Wheels, LittleBigPlanet, Mr Men & Little Miss, Mr Potato Head, Nintendo, Penguins of Madagascar, Rabbids, Scooby-Doo, Simpsons, Sonic the Hedgehog, Spider-Man & Friends, SpongeBob SquarePants, Thomas the Tank Engine, Transformers and ZingZillas.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Children's apparel from toddler to teens.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Smith & Brooks is an apparel company founded in 1986. Using the expertise gained over the years, with particular strength on the creative development, Smith & Brooks has evolved into one of the leading childrenswear companies specializing in fashion-forward licensed clothing. Distribution: U.K. and Pan Europe.

TV Mania ( Monika Albers, licensing manager/Europe [email protected] Rheinpromenade 6, 40789 Monheim am Rhein, Germany Tel.: +49 2173 10939 24

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Sanrio/Hello Kitty, Disney, Mattel, Marvel, Nickelodeon, HIT, Gotcha, Lee Cooper and more.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Apparel and accessories.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: The company's strength lies in the ability to create innovative product ranges based on the latest trends in the world of TV merchandise, combined with dedication to service that is second to none. Since its launch 11 years ago, TV Mania has become a leading European company in the children's licensing business and a supplier to all the major European retailers, including hypermarkets, chain stores, mail-order houses, value retailers and more. Distribution: Europe.

van der Erve NV ( Martijn van der Erve, [email protected] Weiveldlaan 41 box 21, 1930 Zaventem, Belgium Tel.: 32 2 275 55 55, Fax: 32 2 725 73 63

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Spectacular Spider-Man, Disney, Ben 10, Bakugan, Beyblade, Strawberry Shortcake, Dora the Explorer, LPS, The Simpsons, Snoopy, Betty Boop, Hello Kitty, Lotto, Smurfen, Pokemon and Star Wars.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Children's and adults apparel: daywear, nightwear, underwear, accessories, swimwear and socks.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Growth is what van der Erve NV stands for. Growth for customers, partners and associates. Step by step, each time better. The company's head office is located in Belgium's capital, in the heart of Europe. Van der Erve NV produces in the Far East according to the needs of licensors and customers and based on the collections that are developed in-house with its own design team. Quality is important. The company is öko-Tex certified and has fully integrated REACH in production procedures. Distribution: Europe.


Bon Bon Buddies ( 1 Foxes Lane, Oakdale Business Park, Blackwood, South Wales, U.K., NP12 4AB. Tel.: +44 (0) 1495 241600 Pauline Howarth, director, of license, design and innovations/global [email protected] Lisa Elward, license manager, U.K./Nordics/CEE/Iberia/Italy Tel: +44 1495 241 600 [email protected] Olga Bredin, license manager, France/Benelux/GAS Tel.: +33 3 21730325 [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney Cars, Dora the Explorer, Disney Princess, Disney Fairies, Doctor Who, Glee, Hannah Montana, Hello Kitty, High School Musical, Iron Man, Littlest Pet Shop, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Spider-Man, Star Wars, SpongeBob SquarePants, Toy Story, Twilight, Winnie the Pooh, ZingZillas. Distributors of Pez and Zaini (licensed ranges).

PRIMARY BUSINESS: All year-round and seasonal chocolate- and confectionery-filled gifts, novelties, toys and collectibles for children, tweens, teens and adults.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Seventeen years of successfully growing license brands in confectionery categories pan euro. Bon Bon Buddies maintains a reputation for top-quality product design and synergy to brand with the best retail merchandising solutions. Market presence in 23 European territories and dedicated sales, marketing, warehouse and distribution in the U.K., France, Benelux, Poland, Denmark, Czech Republic and Germany. The team at BBB have hundreds of combined years of license experience and are passionate about the industry. BBB has recently acquired TeePee Creative Ltd. (Disney licensee of confectionery with plush characters and surprise bags/eggs), BBB Dovedale Ltd. (chocolate manufacturing (U.K. based)and Kshocolat (a premium boxed/gifting chocolate brand).

Candyrific ( Rob Auerbach 3738 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40207; Tel.: 502 498-2350

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: M&M, Skittles, Star Wars, Disney, Transformer, Scooby-Doo, and many others.

PRIMARYBUSINESS: Novelty confectionary.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Combines toys with confectionary in unique ways and are leaders in our category. Distribution: All channels worldwide.

DecoPac ( Tim Bratland, vice president of marketing and key account sales Tel.: 763 586-4821, [email protected]) 3500 Thurston Ave., Anoka, MN 55303; Tel.: 763 574-0091

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Nickelodeon, Marvel, Mattel, DreamWorks, HIT, NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Cake decorations and accessories.

POINT OF DIFFERENTATION: DecoPac is the world's largest marketer of cake decorations to the professional cake decorator. A passion for customer solutions drives excellence in DecoPac's products and services. A culture of continuous improvement fosters an environment of change. Distribution: Global.

Kinnerton Confectionery ( Rachel Wyatt, marketing director 1000 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL; Tel.: +44 (0) 2072849562

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney's Cars, Toy Story, Winnie the Pooh, Princesses, Phineas & Ferb, Minnie and Mickey, Ben 10, Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam, Angelina Ballerina, Barbie, iCarly, The Simpsons, Hello Kitty, Top Gear and Moxie Girls.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Manufacturers of chocolate confectionery and importers /distributors of sugar confectionery.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Manufacturers of nut-free chocolate, innovation in seasonal novelty gift confectionery. Distribution: Grocery and mass market.

Perfetti Van Melle S.p.A. ( Christine Cool Via XXXV Aprile, 7; 20020 Lainate; Italy Tel.: 39 02 93535387, [email protected])

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Sephora Group, Unilever and Coty Benckiser.


POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Colorful lifestyle licensing. Distribution: Europe and Asia.


ACI International ( Sean Mitchell, executive vice president of marketing and licensing, [email protected] 844 Moraga Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049; Tel.: 310 889-3400

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Perry Ellis, Maui & Sons, Margaritaville, Caribbean Soul, Mattel, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., United Media, Original Penguin, Shaq and DyseOne.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Men's, women's and children's footwear.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Focused on building footwear brands for long-term growth and stability, ACI International designs and markets athletic, as well as casual/fashion brands throughout all channels of retail distribution. Distribution: Global.

BBC International ( Bob Campbell, managing member Margot Lazar, senior vice president of licensing and marketing, [email protected] Keith Rubin, senior vice president of sales, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney North America and Polo Ralph Lauren Kids; globally, Guess Kids, Born, Nu Born, Osirus Kids, Becky Bones for Osirus, Pony Kids and NSS, Warner Bros., Glee, Smurfs, Sesame Street and Transformers.


POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: As a leader in the children's footwear business, athletics and skate footwear for all genders, BBC has a full portfolio of leading brands that are recognized globally. By servicing all levels of distribution within North America and the global market for footwear distribution, BBC International offers brands superior design, development and sourcing expertise. As leaders in technology, BBC continually brings innovation to the footwear business. BBC focuses on partnering with our retailers and licensors to develop comprehensive programs that include the elements of product, marketing and focus on the needs of the consumers. Distribution: Global.

Crocs ( 6328 Monarch Park Place, Niwot, CO 80503 Greg Thomas, licensing manager Tel.: 303 848-7589, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Marvel, LucasFilm, LEGO, Sanrio, HIT, Collegiate Licensing, Realtree, Paws, Cartoon Network, Peanuts and Mario Batali.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Crocs brand footwear and Jibbitz brand charms/accessories.

POINT OF DIFFERENTATION: The Crocs brand stands for innovation, fun and comfort for people who want shoes that conform to their personalities and lifestyles. Crocs has quickly evolved to cross-cultural boundaries and now leads a global consumer movement of more than 120 million pairs of shoes in 250 styles sold to date. What separates Crocs from ordinary shoes? Radical thinking, industry-leading innovation and meticulous health-minded research do. All over the world, millions of people have been using Jibbitz charms to personalize their Crocs shoes. Crocs products are sold in more than 300 company-owned retail stores, kiosks, shop-in-shops, and Web stores, as well as in other quality retail establishments worldwide. Distribution: Global.

Leomil Group/part of the Cortina Group ( Albert Milhado, chief executive Lindestraat 58, 9700 Oudenaarde, Belgium; Tel.: + 32 55 30 75 41

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Spider-Man, Cars, Hello Kitty, PopPixie, Captain America, Thor, Disney Princess, Strawberry Shortcake, Wizards of Waverly Place, Hannah Montana, Rebecca Bonbon, Weenicons, Toy Story, Superman, Wonder Woman, Dora the Explorer, Pucca, Tweety, The Dog, The Cat, Camp Rock, Disney Fairies, Tinker Bell, Jonas Brothers, Roary the Racing Car, Bob the Builder, Handy Manny, Sheepworld, Sugar & Babe, Jaja, Marvel Extreme, Smiley, The Simpsons, Miffy, Iron Man, Marvel Comics and Super Hero Squad.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Footwear and apparel.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: For more than 45 years, the success of Leomil in the branded and licensed arena in footwear, and for the last five years in apparel, can be attributed to an experienced team of designers, marketers and sales and consumer service associates whose mission is to be in tune to the marketplace in each country. Consistent with Leomil's philosophy, focus is placed on unique design and the individual marketing and customer service requirements of each license. Leomil's marketing initiatives support brand building through total-concept programs designed to drive sell-in and sell-through of each licensed property. Distribution: Europe.

PS Brands ( Elie Levy, president and chief executive officer 100 West 33rd St., Suite 1105, New York, NY 10001; Tel.: 212 239-1485

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Licensed brand socks: Esprit, Fila and Coleman; licensed character socks: Mr Men & Little Miss, Penguins of Madagascar, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, SpongeBob SquarePants, Disney Classics, Mickey, Pooh, Nightmare Before Christmas, Princess, Tinker Bell, Cars, Handy Manny, Princess and the Frog, Bobby Jack, It's Happy Bunny, Barbie and Hot Wheels, Smurfs and Betty Boop; Flip-flops, sunglasses, slippers and watches: Caribbean Joe, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Care Bears, Betty Boop, Strawberry Shortcake, Peanuts, The Simpsons, Penguins of Madagascar, Happy Bunny, Smurfs, Betty Boop and Curious George.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Socks, sunglasses, flipflops, slippers and watches.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: PS Brands' main focus is to provide the retailer with updated fashion trends, quick turns, fine quality and easy-to-purchase and affordable point-of-sale product. A large in-house team of designers excels at creating imaginative and novelty looks are supported by an extensive sales, planning and production team based in the U.S. and Asia. Distribution: Global.

Roy Lowe & Sons ( Martin Lowe, director The Sock Mine Coxmoor Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts NG17 5LA Tel.: 01623 441144, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Peppa Pig, Thomas the Tank, Ben 10, SpongeBob and LEGO Star Wars.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Men's, ladies' and children's socks and tights. Distribution: All major U.K. retailers.


VM Global Manufacturing ( Peter Pergament, executive vice president 200 South Service Road, Suite #208, Roslyn Heights, NY 11507 Tel.: 646 202-1448, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Nickelodeon: Dora, SpongeBob, Diego, iCarly; Marvel: Super Hero Squad; Chrysler: Jeep; Jim Henson Studios: Dinosaur Train, Sid The Science Kid; Scholastic: Clifford The Big Red Dog; and Live Nation artists.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Health and beauty: baby wipes and kids' wipes; toy and sport: scooters, skateboards and ride-ons.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: VM Global is a vertical company that owns and operates its factories. Through strategic licensing and retail partnerships it develops and designs product lines and sells direct to retail. Distribution: U.S., Canada and Mexico.


Belltex ( Yves Vander Schelden, manager Textielstraat 4,8790 Waregem, Belgium Tel.: +3256772805, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: The Simpsons, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Dora The Explorer, Spongebob, Ben 10, Bakugan, Beyblade, Gormiti, Strawberry Shortcake, WWE, Tin Tin, Snoopy, Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank and Littlest Pet Shop.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: House linen bath and bedding.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: 100 percent licensed products company since 1990. Distribution: Europe.

The Betesh Group ( Steven Betesh, president Dara Shapiro, director of licensing and marketing, Tel.: 212 686-4666 x268, [email protected] 1 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: AppleBottoms, Baby Phat, Carter's, Coogi, Dora the Explorer, Eddie Bauer, Gloria Vanderbilt, Glo, Graco, Jeep, MiGi, Miss Me, Penguins of Madagascar, Precious Moments, Sesame Street, SpongeBob SquarePants, Vince Camuto and Yo Gabba Gabba.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Diaper bags, handbags, infant and toddler bedding, room décor and computer and portable electronics cases.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: The Betesh Group, in business for more than 35 years, is a family-owned global consumer products organization. Transcending virtually every classification of trade, The Betesh Group is continually striving to make better products for buyers and consumers. It is constantly developing and strengthening partnerships with leaders across all industries and dedicated to world-class retail and licensing service. Distribution: Global.

Character World ( Danny Schweiger, director [email protected]) Character House, 1 Oak Green, Stanley Green Business Park, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 6QL

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Kids: The Simpsons, Disney Properties, Thomas & Friends, Me to You, Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam, Star Wars, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Glee, Family Guy, Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time, Chuggington, Generator Rex, HM Armed Forces, Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom, JCB, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Zingzillas; WWE Sports: Arsenal FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester United FC, Chelsea FC and Everton FC Brands; Bench; Roxy; and Paul Frank.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Licensed household textiles and outdoor living products, including bedroom textiles, towels, furniture and inflatable furniture.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: After years of success in winning the licenses for the world's leading children's brands, Character World has diversified to cover three divisions: Brands, Kids and Sports. This means the business can produce licensed products for people of all ages. The company has 8,000 square feet of showroom space to showcase its designs to the U.K.'s retailers and licensors from across the world. The business has unrivalled supplier relationships built up more than 10 years and is constantly bringing innovative products to the market. New products include the My Big BedT range and single beds. The latest printing techniques and technology are used throughout Character World's products and the business produces an exclusive range of Tri-D (3-D) bedroom textiles. Distribution: U.K. and Ireland.

Enesco, LLC ( 225 Windsor Dr., Itasca, IL 60143, Tel.: 630 875-5300

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Sesame Street, Boyds, Gund, Department 56 Villages, Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore, The Trail of Painted Ponies, Disney by Romero Britto, VeggieTales, Colonial Williamsburg, Thomas Kinkade, Peanuts, Cherished Teddies, Charming Tails, Peanuts, Nickelodeon, Dr. Seuss/The Grinch, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Wizard of Oz and the Vatican Observatory Foundation.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Giftware, collectibles, home, garden, seasonal décor and plush.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: For more than 50 years, Enesco has been a global leader in the giftware and home and garden décor categories. Serving more than 44,000 customers worldwide, Enesco markets many of the world's most recognized brands through specialty card and gift retailers, home décor boutiques, department stores, mass-market chains and direct mail retailers. With subsidiaries in the U.K., France, Canada and Hong Kong, Enesco serves markets throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia and Asia. Distribution: Global.

Evriholder Products ( Gary Seehoff, chief executive officer, [email protected] 1500 S. Lewis St., Anaheim, CA 92805; Tel.: 1 800 975-0335 For licensing inquiries: [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Campbell's Soup, Crayola, Hostess, Keebler, Kellogg's, Pepperidge Farm, Wonder Bread, Prego, Swanson, V-8, Eggo, Pop Tart and Nestlé.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Housewares, specializing in kitchenware, tabletop, cleaning and juvenile products.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Evriholder products offers a broad range of licensed items across its powerful portfolio of global and national brands, including Campbell's, Crayola, Hostess, Kellogg's and Nestle. Products produced are innovative, fun, functional and have a broad customer appeal. Understanding, as well as maintaining a brand's equity and vision, is central to each and every product that is designed and created at Evriholder. Extending the reach of brands through Evriholder's powerful distribution base is the driving force. Evriholder leverages its retail presence by promoting its licensed products in multiple merchandising formats, including open stock, on clip strips, in floor and counter displays and on end-caps.

Gibson Overseas 2410 Yates Ave., Commerce, CA 90040; Tel.: 323 832-8900, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Sunbeam, Oster, Peanuts, Mr. Coffee, Coca-Cola, Campbell's Soup and Nambe.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Dinnerware, cookware, flatware, plastics, glassware, bakeware and cutlery.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Gibson is a worldwide leader in the tabletop, cookware and housewares industries. For 30 years, the company has supplied the world's largest retailers under the Gibson Everyday, Gibson Elite and Cuisine Select brands and now offers cookware and cutlery under the world-famous Sunbeam and Oster brands. Gibson is also the industry's leading private-label resource and currently markets the country's No. 1 casual dinnerware line. Distribution: Global.

Idea Nuova Global ( Colleen Glendening, licensing director, [email protected] 302 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10001 Tel.: 212 643-0680, Fax: 212 643-0684

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, It's Happy Bunny, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., Marvel, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, WWE, Sesame Street, Mr Men & Little Miss, Ave. L.A., Bobby Jack, Miskits, American Kids, teenVOGUE, Urban Underground, Cool Factor, Lattitude, Suitelife, Project 101, Hot Gossip, Style Addiction, District, Home Room, Teen Scene, Casa, East End Living, Mercer Street, Joan Lunden Home and I.N. Living.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Infant, toddler, juvenile, teen, tween and adult bedding, blankets, throws, decorative pillows, casual and RTA furniture, lighting, wall art, storage, tabletop, kitchen textiles, room décor, rugs, slumber, outdoor and beach products, stationery, toys and gifts.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Idea Nuova Global is the leading marketing, design and merchandising company in the home décor category at retail. With more than 25 national, international and in-house brands, the company is producing thousands of innovative products around the world. Idea Nuova is the one-stop producer of a total coordinated assortment for home, beach and outdoor living. Its various departments bring together quality bedding, furniture, throws, storage, table top, kitchen textiles, rugs, pillows, lighting, stationery, toy, gift, wall décor and electronics in a wide selection of infants, juvenile, tween, teen and adult merchandise. Distribution: Global.

Jay Franco and Sons Elyssa Piker, contract manager, licensed properties 295 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016; Tel.: 212 679-3022 x124

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: All Disney brands, including all classic properties such as Princess, Tinker Bell, Fairies, Mickey and Minnie, Winnie the Pooh, Little Mermaid; Disney Tween brands including Sharpay and Shake it Up; Phineas and Ferb; Disney film properties such as Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Princess and the Frog; Marvel brands including Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man; Twentieth Century Fox's Glee; Sesame Workshop-Sesame Street; HIT Entertainment's Thomas the Tank Engine; Lucas Film's Star Wars: The Clone Wars; Mattel's Barbie and Hot Wheels; as well as ESPN; Hasbro; and King Features.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Beach, bedding, bath, and kitchen accessories.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: A worldwide leader in beach, bedding and bath industry. For more than 60 years, Jay Franco and Sons has promoted growth and innovation in all home categories offered to its customers. Jay Franco and Sons believes that licensed merchandise must be of the highest quality for its classification and remain competitively priced. Jay Franco and Sons continually pushes the envelope by developing unique fabrications, utilizing the latest technology, techniques and embellishments. Strong global sourcing relationships and joint ventures with suppliers assures the company can deliver to retailers high-quality merchandise priced right. The business model is built upon a foundation of offering extraordinary service, professional knowledge, outstanding creativity and huge capacity at competitive prices. Distribution: U.S.

The Northwest Company ( Ross Auerbach, president and chief executive officer 49 Bryant Avenure, Roslyn, NY 11576; Tel.: 516 484-6996

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Mattel, Sanrio, NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and Harley Davidson.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Home décor and seasonal accessories (such as beach and holiday).

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: The ability to create and manage team or property specific categories as a strategic partner with retailers. Distribution: All channels.

Silver Buffalo ( 141 W. 36th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018 Tel.: 212 563-0600, Fax: 212 268-4755 Eric Silver, president, [email protected] x101 Greg Alprin, executive vice president, licensing and marketing, [email protected], ext. 103 Michael Tomas, director of sales, [email protected], ext. 104

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Marvel Comics, Sesame Street, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Guinness, Captain Morgan, UFC, David & Goliath, Gears of War, Tootsie Roll, Hershey's, Betty Boop, Elvis Presley and Bob Marley.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Accessories, bags, barware, bar accessories, clocks, mirrors, wall signs, ceramic mugs, beer steins, wallets, watches, belts, throw blankets, pillows, beach towels, stationery, game room décor, billiards and darts accessories and bar and room furniture.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Silver Buffalo is a leading marketing and manufacturing company whose primary business is the design, manufacture and distribution of high-quality licensed accessories, home furnishings, room décor, barware and drinkware, textiles and sporting goods. Silver Buffalo has been built by designing, manufacturing and marketing merchandise that is unique and creative with a devotion to detail, while staying true to current trends. Silver Buffalo takes pride in delivering high-quality items that customers crave and consumers want to buy. Distribution: Global.

Spearmark International ( Alex Bloom, commercial director Howard Road, Eaton Socon, St.Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 8GA UK Tel.: +44 1480 222 302, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Ben 10, Peppa Pig, London 2012 and Hello Kitty.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Housewares and lighting.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Sales teams in the U.K., France and Germany; unparalleled distribution; in-house product development and graphic design.

Thermos ( Julie Ryan, senior director of marketing 2550 W. Golf Road, Suite 800, Rolling Meadows IL 60008; Tel.: 847 593-6241

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Barbie, Batman, Captain America, Cars 2, DC Comics, Disney Fairies, Disney Princess, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go!, Green Lantern, Handy Manny, Harry Potter, Hello Kitty, iCarly, Littlest Pet Shop, Looney Tunes, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Penguins of Madagascar, Phineas and Ferb, Scooby-Doo, The Smurfs, Sonny with a Chance, Spider-Man, SpongeBob SquarePants, Star Wars, The Clone Wars, Superman, Thor, Toy Story, Transformers 3, Winnie the Pooh and Wizards of Waverly Place.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Lunch kits, FUNtainer, stainless steel vacuum-insulated food jars and bottles, vacuum-insulated beverageware, insulated soft coolers, hydration bottles, reusable ice products and foam insulated snack jars.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Since 1904, Thermos has provided unique solutions for keeping food and beverages hot, cold and fresh. Today, Thermos is a global manufacturer of an expanding range of innovative portable food and beverage containers that provide a more comfortable, enjoyable eating and drinking experience for people on the go. Thermos brand products are designed to deliver reliable temperature retention performance day-in and day-out. Distribution: Global.

Thirstystone Resources ( Mary Martinez, vice president of marketing, Tyler Yarbrough, licensing manager 1304 Corporate Drive, Gainesville, TX 76240; Tel.: 940 668-6793

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Thomas Kinkade, Debbie Mumm, Jan Shade Beach, Tara Reed Designs, Donna Jensen, Jim Killen, Laura Kelly, BJ Lantz and Greg Giordano.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Decorative and functional coasters and coordinating gifts for home entertaining.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Thirstystone is committed to maintaining a constant drive to improve products and services, and the willingness and creativity to work with its customers to develop products that sell. Distribution: Global.

WestPoint Home ( Nancy Golden, senior vice president of marketing and brand management 28 E. 28th St., 8th floor, New York, NY 10016; Tel.: 212 930-2561

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Lauren Ralph Lauren, Izod, Hanes, Caribbean Joe, Edison Nation, Charisma, Harley-Davidson, Rachael Ray, LittleMissMatched and Snuggie.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Home textiles, including sheets, bedding and accessories, towel ensembles and bath sheets, blankets and throws, down-filled comforters and pillows and mattress pads and kitchen textiles.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: WestPoint Home is a global manufacturer combining company-owned facilities, with joint ventures and worldwide sourcing. With 200 years of experience, WestPoint Home is a leading bed, bath and kitchen home fashions producer, noted for innovation of product, packaging and design. WestPoint Home proudly services every major retailer throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company has a diverse portfolio of proprietary brands, licensed brands and national brands. Each brand carries its own design image, lifestyle approach, special innovation and market position. WestPoint's goal is to provide consumers with bed, bath and kitchen fashions and trends that allow them to live the brand experience every day. The goal is to provide brand owners with a vision of where their brand can live and not be limited by where it is today. Distribution: Global.

Zak Designs ( Reggy Thomas, global vice president of marketing and licensing P.O. Box 19188, Spokane, WA 99219-9188; Tel.: 509 244-0555

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Nickelodeon, Marvel, Sanrio, Hasbro, HIT and Mattel.


POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Zak Designs was the first to begin putting licensed characters on children's mealtime products and remains the leader in the category. With offices around the world, Zak stays ahead of emerging licensing trends in the U.S. and internationally. Zak also has lasting and valued relationships with major retailers in nearly every channel of distribution. Distribution: Global.

Zap ( Andrew Downie, licensing and marketing director, [email protected] Character House, Drumhead Road, Chorley North Business Park, Chorley, Lancashire PR6 7DE, UK Tel.: +44 (0) 1257 230044

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Barbie, Ben 10, Bob the Builder, Doctor Who, Guess with Jess, Hello Kitty, In the Night Garden, JLS, Little Charley Bear, Marvel, Mr Men & Little Miss, Plain Lazy, Postman Pat, Scooby-Doo, Tinga Tinga Tales, Top Gear, Transformers, Twilight Saga, Waybuloo, England/FA, Manchester United FC, Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC, Everton FC, Celtic FC, Rangers FC, England Rugby and Wales Rugby.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Children's household textiles.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Zap, a dynamic family-owned business, prides itself on producing great quality, innovative product that exceeds the demands of today's consumer. Zap sets itself apart by working closely with licensors, as well as retailers, to produce vibrant and creative product ranges that add value and best reflect the integrity of the licenses Zap represents. It supplies all major U.K. retailers including Argos, Littlewoods, Express Gifts, Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, BHS, Next, Debenhams, Sports Direct, JJB, Toys"R"Us and Costco. Distribution: Europe.

Zeon, now incorporating subsidiary Wesco Ltd. ( Richard Tibber, managing director 39 Waterloo Road, London, NW2 7TT, UK; Tel.: +44 (0) 20 8208 1833

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Barbie, Ben 10, Ben 10 Alien Force, Beatles, Dr Who, Hello Kitty, The Simpsons, Cars, Elvisly Yours, Disney Princess, Science Museum, Star Wars, Top Gear, Toy Story, Bench, Braun(worldwide), Discovery Channel, Playboy and Vivienne Westwood.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Watches, gifts and gadgets.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Zeon is the largest watch company in the U.K. (source: Mintel) with annual sales of more than 2.5 million timepieces representing approximately 13.5 percent of total U.K. watch sales. The company has a growing position in the world marketplace and an important presence in every major channel of distribution. Zeon is also a major force in the consumer electronics market and the U.K. gift business. Distribution: Global.


Rainbow Productions ( David Scott, managing director 3 Greenlea Park, Prince George's Road, London SW19 2JD Tel.: + 44 (0) 20 8254 5300, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Peppa Pig, The Simpsons, Looney Tunes, Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder, Noddy & Friends, Mr Men, Scooby-Doo, Wallace & Gromit, Dennis the Menace, Big & Small, Fifi & the Flowertots, Roary the Racing Car, Little Charley Bear, Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom, Barney, Angelina Ballerina, Pingu, Fireman Sam, Miffy, Pocoyo, Postman Pat, Shaun the Sheep, Timmy, Tom & Jerry, Snoopy, Maisy, Garfield, Paddington Bear and Wombles.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Meet and greet appearances of licensed costume characters and manufacture of licensed costume characters.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Rainbow Productions offer a unique costume character facility in Europe where it manages licensed costume character events through its roster of professional artists, manufactures licensed costume characters on-site and has a specialist wardrobe department for licensed and brand costume characters. Distribution: Worldwide.

Unique Industries ( Scott Brown, director of licensing 4750 League Island Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19112; Tel.: 215 336-4300

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Justin Bieber, Beyblade, Pinkalicious, Curious George, Disney Princess, Cars, Toy Story, Tinker Bell, Hannah Montana, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, SpongeBob SquarePants, Backyardigans, Blues Clues, Wonder Pets, NHL, Strawberry Shortcake, Pokémon, G.I. Joe, Transformers, My Little Pony, Thomas the Tank, Bob the Builder, Barney, Angelina Ballerina, Speed Racer and Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Party goods, including party paperware, foil and latex balloons, party favors, piñatas and decorative accessories.

Point of Diffentiation: Unique is a global leader in the party goods industry, known as the "ultimate party specialists," with distribution to all major retailers throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Unique maintains strength in licensing by offering a core group of licensed ensembles, allowing it to place all efforts (creative, marketing, sales and distribution) behind each and every ensemble to make it special and, ultimately, a success. Unique is also proud to be the market leader for licensed piñatas, now offering more than 35 of kids' most favorite characters. Distribution: Global.


Andrews McMeel Publishing James Andrews, vice president of licensing 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106; Tel.: 800 851-8923

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: 30 Rock, The Office, Mary Engelbreit, Dilbert, Argyle Sweater, Desperate Housewives, Disney, Grey's Anatomy, Harry Potter, The New Yorker, Star Trek and Thomas Kinkade.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Books, calendars, greeting cards and gift products.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Andrews McMeel Publishing is one of the world's most recognized humor, calendar and gift book publishers. Publishing more than 300 books and calendars per year, AMP offers many of today's most sought-after properties in a variety of innovative formats. Distribution: U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand

Eaglemoss Publishing Group ( Maggies Calmels, publisher Beaumont House, Kensington Village, Avonmore Road, London W14 8TS Tel.: + 44 (0) 20 7605 1200, Fax: +44 20 7605 1201 [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Marvel in U.K., OEL, France, Germany, Poland, Spain and Russia. DC Comics in the U.K., OEL, France, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Finland. New Line/Warner Bros. in the U.K., OEL, France, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary. Artlist in the U.K., OEL, Russia, France, Greece, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary. Scholastic in the U.K. and OEL.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Partwork publishing.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Eaglemoss Publishing Group is the leading U.K. partwork publisher, publishing in 16 countries around the world. Distribution: Global.

Egmont UK ( Emma Cairns-Smith, head of licensing 239 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SA; Tel.: 020 7651 3500

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Thomas and Friends, Bob the Builder, Tintin, Dora the Explorer, Waybuloo, Barbie, Ben 10 and Mr Men.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Children's publishing—books and magazines.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Egmont is the UK's leading specialist children's publisher and No. 1 children's licensed character publisher selling nearly 40 million books and magazines each year. The company is home to some of the world's best-loved authors, illustrators and characters such as Michael Morpurgo, Andy Stanton, Michelle Magorian, Julia Donaldson, Winnie-the-Pooh, Wallace & Gromit, Tintin, Mr Men, Thomas the Tank Engine, Barbie, Waybuloo and Ben 10. Egmont UK is part of the Egmont Group which was founded in 1878. It is Scandinavia's leading media group and Europe's largest children's publisher telling stories through books, magazines, film, TV, music, games and mobile in 30 countries throughout the world.

Penguin Books Limited ( Nichola Gaskins, PR executive 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL Tel.: 020 7010 4398, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Peppa Pig, Moshi Monsters, The Clone Wars, Club Penguin, Doctor Who, Peter Rabbit, Flower Fairies and Spot.


POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Penguin is in the advantageous position of being both a licensor, as well as licensee, giving it a unique insight and understanding to the licensing arena. Penguin publishes both hot brands and classic characters, enabling it to remain contemporary and on trend while understanding the enduring appeal of a classic children's book. The company's wide range of licensed publishing allows it to penetrate into all market sectors, including high-end retailers such as Harrods or mass market customers such as Asda. The Penguin Children's division is renowned for its iconic, home grown brands, including Ladybird, Puffin and Frederick Warne, as well as its incredibly successful stable of licensed brands such as Peppa Pig and Doctor Who. The company demonstrates forward thinking by being one of the first licensed publishers to embrace digital brands with Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters. Its innovation across digital publishing is further illustrated by licenses for iPad and iPhone with apps to tie in with Spot, Topsy and Tim and one for Peppa Pig coming this Christmas. Distribution: Worldwide.

Penguin Young Readers Group ( Lori Burke, director of licensing 345 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014; Tel.: 212 366-2000

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Disney's Club Penguin, The Penguins of Madagascar, Strawberry Shortcake, World Wrestling Entertainment, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and various movie tie-ins including Megamind and Kung Fu Panda 2 from DreamWorks Animation.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Children's books.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Penguin Young Readers Group aims to license properties with strong, recognizable characters and stories that are current and that translate well into books. In addition to the licenses mentioned above, the company has several properties in its portfolio that have started out as strong book properties including Mr Men & Little Miss, Angelina Ballerina, Max & Ruby, and Mad Libs. Distribution: Global.

Scholastic ( Lynn Smith, director of licensed publishing 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012; Tel.: 212 343-6100

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Bakugan, Barbie, Ben 10, Chuggington, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Harry Potter (movie tie-ins), Hot Wheels, iCarly, Indiana Jones, LEGO, LEGO Star Wars, The Magic School Bus, NBA, NFL, Pokémon, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Scooby-Doo, Star Wars and Zhu Zhu Pets.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Books and publishing.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Scholastic reaches kids, parents and teachers through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs, retail stores, schools, libraries, television networks and the company's Internet site. Distribution: Global.


American Greetings Properties ( Frank Cirillo and Meghan Olmstead, media relations 1 American Road, Cleveland, OH 44144; Tel.: 216 252-4938

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer, iCarly , My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Transformers, Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina, Hello Kitty, Sesame Street, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Taylor Swift, Crane & Co., Ebony, Anne Geddes, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Classic Holly Hobbie, Holly and Friends, Twisted Whiskers, Pretty Freekin' Scary, Maryoku Yummy, Mad Balls, Popples and Tinpo.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Corporate AG (creation, manufacture and distribution of social expression products) and AGP Brands (intellectual property and outbound licensing).

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: For more than 100 years, American Greetings has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships. The company's major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has the largest collection of electronic greetings on the Web, including cards available at through AG Interactive, the company's online division. AG Interactive also offers digital photo sharing and personal publishing at and and provides a one-stop source for online graphics and animations at In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the American Greetings Properties group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.6 billion. Distribution: Worldwide.

Carte Blanche Greetings ( Richard Edmondson, commercial director Unit 3 Chichester Business Park, City Fields, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 2FT England Tel.: + 44 (0) 1243 792600, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Me to You, Tiny Tatty Teddy, My Blue Nose Friends, Violent Veg and Vivacious Veg.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Plush, gifting, fashion accessories, apparel, stationery and toys.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Founded in 1987, Carte Blanche Greetings' broad portfolio of brands includes Me to You, My Blue Nose Friends and Violent Veg. Me to You was created in 1995 and Tatty Teddy, the endearing character behind the brand, became an instant hit. More than 70 million Me to You plush bears have been sold since 1995. Tatty Teddy appears on a wide range of Me to You products including greetings cards, plush, clothing, jewelry and collectible figurines. Distribution: Worldwide.

Checks In The Mail ( Cindi Champion, marketing product manager of checks and licensing 2435 Goodwin Lane, New Braunfels, TX 78135; Tel.: 830 609-5500

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Anne Geddes, ASPCA, Betty Boop, Care Bears, Disney, Elvis Presley, Garfield, Hautman Bros., Hello Kitty, M&M's, Mary Engelbreit and SpongeBob SquarePants.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Financial documents (bank checks and deposit tickets), stationery, labels and leather goods.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Checks In The Mail is an innovative and aggressive competitor in the direct-to-consumer check business. The company continues to focus on trendy and innovative product designs and development combined with active growth in new technology and believes licensing is a viable and smart focus for the future. Distribution: U.S.

CSS Industries ( Steven A. Cohen, vice president of licensing 1115 Broadway, Suite 506, New York, NY 10010; Tel.: 212 675-3900 x12

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Anna Griffin, Cartoon Network, Classic Media, Disney, DreamWorks, Dr. Seuss, Hasbro, Lionsgate, Lisa Frank, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Mattel, MGM, NBA, Nickelodeon, Peanuts, Rachael Hale, Sanrio, Sesame Workshop, Spode, Vera, Warner Bros. and Wildbrain.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Seasonal and everyday social expressions products and stationery, including boxed cards, gift bags, gift wrap and gift tags; everyday and seasonal stickers, sticker books and sticker novelties; sticker treats; tattoo treats; reward stickers; children's classroom Valentines; ribbons and bows; seasonal stationery; seasonal décor; classroom décor and accessories; baby books, photo books, journals and desk accessories; Easter products; Halloween costumes, masks and accessories.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: CSS Industries' consumer product subsidiaries, including Paper Magic Group, BOC Design Group and C.R. Gibson, are acknowledged, award-winning leaders in the marketing of seasonal and everyday social expressions products to the mass, mid-tier and specialty markets. While products help consumers celebrate the most wonderful moments in life, from weddings to babies, and from Christmas to Halloween, professional design and marketing teams make sure that, in each line of business, retailer relationships remain the cornerstone of the company's mission. Distribution: Global.

Danilo Promotions ( Trevor Jones, licensing director 3 The io centre, Lea Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1AS Tel.: +44 (0) 1992 702900, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Top Gear,Warner Bros., Glee, Disney, JLS, Manchester United, Chelsea FC, Dr Who, Elvis, The Simpsons, Take That, Justin Bieber and Cliff Richard.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Calendars, cards and diaries.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: 100 percent official range of award-winning product with extensive distribution. Distribution: Worldwide.

GB eye Ltd. ( Max Arguile, licensing manager, [email protected] 1 Russell St, Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RW; Tel.: +44 (0) 114 2767454

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Star Wars, Clone Wars, Transformers, Harry Potter, Batman, Disney, Toy Story 3, Pirates of the Carribbean, Cars, Thor, Captain America, The Simpsons, SpongeBob SquarePants, WWE, In The Night Garden, Thomas and Friends, Peppa Pig, Ben 10, Doctor Who, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, True Blood, Johnny Cash, Muse, Metallica, Green Day, Nirvana, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Avril Lavigne, Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis, JLS, Justin Bieber, Ford, Nissan, Shelby, VW, Coca Cola, Rolling Stone magazine, Hello Kitty, Nintendo, Call of Duty, Halo, Assassins Creed, Sony PlayStation, Sonic, Manchester United FC, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC, Arsenal FC, Manchester City FC and FC Barcelona.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Posters, 3-D posters, lithographic and photographic prints, frames, badges and tattoos.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: HMV, Asda and Toys"R"Us are among the 20 multiples that are exclusively supplied with more than 250 active licenses, making GB eye the U.K.'s leading poster company. Worldwide, GB eye supplies more than 200 distributors across 75-plus territories, achieving international retail coverage including specialist retailers such as Auchan, Groupe Carrefour, Spencer Gifts, Expo and Kardstadt. This year, GB invested heavily in a 7,000-square-foot DC extension, a photo lab and large format printers to facilitate the expansion into framed photographic product. Distribution: Global.

Hallmark Cards ( Jodi Schade, vice president of Hallmark Properties 2440 Pershing Road Lobby Level, Mail Drop 250, Kansas City, MO 64108-2501 Tel.: 816 274-7431

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: hoops&yoyo, Rainbow Brite, Maxine, Asteroid Andy, Revilo and Hallmark Design Collection.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Hallmark Properties licenses Hallmarks' creative assets—both its properties and design collections.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Pairing creative design content with personal emotions is what Hallmark believes sets it apart from the competition, not to mention a collection of more than 1 million designs that spans 100 years. Distribution: Global.

International Greetings ( Dan Grant, brand manager Belgrave House, Frobisher Way, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9TQ Tel.: +44 (0) 1707 630630, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, The Simpsons, Peppa Pig, Nickelodeon, BBC, Marvel, WWE and Hasbro.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Greetings, stationery and publishing.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Leading design and key licenses. Distribution: Global.

Leanin' Tree ( Susan January, vice president of product management, [email protected]) 6055 Longbow Drive, Boulder, CO 80301; Tel.: 303 530-1442

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Susan Winget, Josephine Wall, Laurel Burch, Jody Bergsma, Mike Scovel, Judy Buswell, Rachael Hale, Ron Burns, Connie Haley, Betsy Cameron, Tim Coffey, Lori Siebert, Lisa Jane, Gary Patterson, Flavia, Debbie Mumm, Kathleen Francour, Royce McClure, John Fielder, Bob Elsdale, Randy Dana, Harold Feinstein, Valerie Tabor Smith, Nel Whatmore, Adele Basheer, Sandi Gore Evans, Bev Dolittle, Cowboy Cartoonists International, Larry Fanning, Lee Bogle, Jim Warren and more than 600 other artists.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Everyday, seasonal and Christmas cards, which include boxed cards and boxed card assortments. Gift products include magnets, mugs, list pads, note pads, poster prints, note cards and gift bags.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: A family business founded in 1949, Leanin' Tree continues its tradition of being a leading publisher of fine art for greeting cards and gift products, with its emphasis on combining the best in art, words and design in a way that touches people's hearts. Leanin' Tree's products reach consumers with special interests or regional affinities, featuring artwork in such categories as wildlife, horse, coastal, Western, Native American, Southwest, fantasy/spiritual, humor and many others. Distribution: U.S.

Panini S.p.A. ( Peter Warsop, group licensing director of collectibles, [email protected] Marco Lupoi, group licensing director of publishing, [email protected] Viale Emilio Po 380, 41126 Modena, Italy; Tel.: +39 059 382 111

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Barbie and Hot Wheels, Clone Wars, Disney, FIFA World Cup (stickers, trading cards), Hanadeka, Harry Potter, Hello Kitty, Ice Age, Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony, Naruto, Powerpuff Girls, Rebelde, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Simpsons, UEFA Champions League, National Geographic Kids, Transformers, Turma Da Monica, Winx, Marvel, Blizzard, DC Comics and Dark Horse. Manga licensors: Square Enix, Kodansha, D-Rights, Shueisha, Dentsu, Aniplex, Kodakawa, Tohan, Coamix, Viz and Shopro.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Paper-based collectibles: stickers, trading cards, magazines, comics, mangas, DVDs, music and juvenile books. Distributor of soccer merchandise. Football content provider.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Panini is a world leader in paper-based collectibles, such as stickers, trading cards and publishing with 12 international subsidiaries. The business has expanded from its paper products base to take in soccer merchandise and football content, publishing and new media. Distribution: Global.

Pyramid International ( Caroline Martin, licensing office manager The Works, Park Road, Blaby, Leicester. LE8 4EF; Tel.: 0116 264 2626

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Glee, Spider-Man, Jack Daniels, Audrey Hepburn, The Godfather, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Friends, Ferrari and Harley Davidson.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Posters, 3-D lenticular posters, glow-in-the-dark posters, art prints, canvas prints, stationery, accessory packs, sticker sets, stickers, badges, badge sets, postcards, keychains and calendars.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Pyramid International is a multinational company with offices on both sides of the Atlantic. It has more than 380 officially licensed product ranges, covering many of the biggest brands and names in the fields of music and entertainment. Pyramid services more than 1,000 independent accounts, supplies more chain store accounts and has more customers than any other poster company in the U.K. It is a clear market leader in the field of new product innovation and was the first company in its category to bring 3-D lenticular posters and accessory packs to market. The business has grown in strength both domestically and internationally, having acquired or invested in a number of related businesses since 2001. Its most recent acquisition was of The Art Group, one of the most renowned brands in the fine art print and art card markets.

Stationery Team Europe ( Marieke Lever, Reaal 2B- 2353TL Leiderdorp Tel.: +31 (0)71 5820825, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Esprit, Paul Frank, O'Neill, Converse, Vans, Oilily, Ecko Unltd, Emily the Strange, Flow, Catalina Estrada and MTV.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Stationery and gifts, bags and accessories.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Stationery Team Europe is one of Europe's leading publishing companies, specialized in licensed back-to-school and year-round stationery, gifts, bags and accessories. The company is renowned for innovative designs and products, knowledge of youth culture, and strong sales and distribution network throughout Europe and abroad.


Bandai America ( Mark A. Schaffner, executive vice president, toys; Andre Lake Mayer, vice president, licensing 5551 Katella Ave., Cypress, CA 90630, Tel.: 714 816-9500

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Power Rangers, Ben 10, Harumika, Tamagotchi, Pocoyo, ThunderCats and Teeny Little Families.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Manufacturer of boys', girls', preschool and hobby toys, including action figures, vehicles, role-play, youth electronics, plush, activity and playsets.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Bandai America has a proven track record of transforming popular entertainment properties into top-selling toy brands, including Power Rangers, a brand nearing its 20th year on the market, and the wildly popular Ben 10. Bandai America manufactures creative, innovative, quality toys that inspire children's imaginative spirit and provide endless "Fun for the Future." Bandai seeks to develop strong synergies with its licensing partners, as well as leverage its global toy manufacturing expertise to drive new brands to success. Distribution: Global.

Briarpatch ( Marc Schinderman, general manager 150 Essex St., Millburn, NJ 07041; Tel.: 973 376-7002

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Fancy Nancy, I Spy, Madeline, Maisy, Thomas and Friends, Frog and Toad, Simms Taback, SAMi, Fifi and the Flowertots, United States Postal Service and Rainbow Magic.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Games, card games and puzzles.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Briarpatch pioneered the development of games and puzzles based upon literary, brand and character licenses and has received more than 300 awards for product excellence, including Dr. Toy, Oppenheim Platinum and Gold Seal awards, Parents' Choice Foundation, National Association of Parenting Publications and Parents magazine's Best Toy awards, among others. Distribution: North America.

Clementoni S.p.A. ( Marco Germano, group product manager Zona Industriale Fontenoce - 62019 Recanati, Italy Tel.: 0039 0717581238, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Geronimo Stilton classic, Geronimo Stilton animated series and Geronimo Stilton in the Kingdom of Fantasy.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Games and puzzles.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Boasting a rich history that spans more than four decades, Clementoni is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of high-quality games and puzzles. The Clementoni brand is celebrated around the globe for being synonymous with creativity, passion and attention to quality. Distribution: Independent and department stores. ( Bobby Patel, brand strategy and marketing The Perfume Factory, 140 Wales Farm Road, Acton, London, W3 6UG Tel.: 0844 991 2464, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Marvel, LucasFilms, Warner Bros., Universal, Disney and Sanrio.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Cult product art and design.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Limited-edition designer collectables in fashion, art and design. Distribution: High-end/cult fashion stores.

Fisher-Price ( Stan Clutton, senior vice president, licensing and new business Nancy Hibsch, senior licensing manager 675 Avenue of the Americas Ave., New York, NY 10010; Tel.: 212 620-8327

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Thomas the Train, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go!, Backyardigans, Waybuloo, Octonauts, 3rd and Bird, Guess with Jess, Winnie the Pooh, Mickey's Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Jungle Junction, Super Friends, Toy Story 3, Jeep, Cadillac, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Ford, NASCAR, Disney Cars and National Wildlife Foundation.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Toys, baby gear, electronic learning aids, activities and ride-ons.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Fisher-Price prides itself on the creation of quality products that provide fun, creativity and developmental play to preschoolers. Fisher-Price is the largest licensee of preschool toys in the world and licensing is a key element in its growth. The company sets itself apart by establishing close partnerships with its licensors and building their brands as if they were its own. In addition, Fisher-Price provides global reach with more than 55 marketing and sales offices around the world, covering more than 140 countries. Distribution: Global.

Giochi Preziosi Group ( Graziano Delmaestro, licensing director Via delle Primule 5, 20815, Colgiate (MB) - Italy Tel.: 39 02 964751, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Power Rangers, Beyblade, Bella Sara, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kamen Rider Dragon Knight, High School Musical, Flor, Batman, Io Canto, Virus Attack, Hannah Montana, Dinosaur King, Toy Story, Ben 10, Disney Fairies, Dragon Ball, Winx Club, Scooby-Doo, DC Comics, The Smurf, Amici, Spider-Man and Friends, PopPixie, Angel's Friends, Geronimo Stilton, Moxie Girlz, Blue Dragon, Barbapapa, Yu-Gi-Oh! Jewelpets, Iron Man 2, Guinness World Records, Disney Princess, Il Mondo di Patty, Madballs, Cars, Giro d'Italia, Bakugan, Moto GP, Marvel, Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, Kikoriki, Gaiking and Pucca.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Toys and other kids' merchandising including stationery, back-to-school products, publishing, collectibles, confectionery and apparel.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Founded by Enrico Preziosi in 1978, Giochi Preziosi is a very successful international toys group with more than 30 years experience in the creation and distribution of products for children. Having consolidated this competitive position in Italy, the group now benefits from significant strategic expansion in the main European countries representing one of the four largest European players in the traditional toys market. The Giochi Preziosi headquarters may be based in Italy, but settled foreign subsidiaries exist in France, Spain, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom, U.S., Turkey and China. In Italy, the group also represents a successful story of the vertical integration model through 114 specialized large surface area stores under the Toys Center brand that provides a direct and major route to the final consumer. Distribution: Global.

Golden Bear Products ( Alison Pilgrim, senior licensing manager Hortonwood 40, Telford, TF1 7EY Tel.: 01952 608 308, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, My 1st JCB, Peppa Pig, Thomas & Friends, Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time and Driver Dan's Story Train.


POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: For more than 30 years, Golden Bear Products has earned the reputation of producing high-quality, safe and reliable children's toys that please parents and brings inspiration to children. Specializing in plush, plastic and own-brand development, Golden Bear has grown significantly since 1979 and continues to grow year on year, and remains a leader in its market by being innovative, proactive and responsive to today's exciting and ever-changing market. Distribution: U.K. and worldwide.

Hasbro ( Bryony Bouyer, senior vice president of licensing for the Americas 1027 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02862; Tel.: 401 431-8697 SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Transformers, Littlest Pet Shop, Nerf, My Little Pony, Tonka, Playskool, Monopoly and G.I. Joe.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Toys, games and entertainment brands.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Hasbro is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight children and adults worldwide. Distribution: Global.

IMC Toys ( Jacob Levy, licensing director Pare Llaurador 172, 08224 Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain Tel.: + 34 937 899 2, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Ben 10, Bakugan, Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, Toy Story 3, Cars, Disney Princess, Disney Fairies, Barbie, Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, Gormiti, SpongeBob, Beyblade and Patito feo.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Toys and consumers electronics.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Since 1981, IMC Toys has had one clear objective: to satisfy the needs of its customers and final consumers by producing high-quality products that are attractively designed and competitively priced. Distribution: Global.

Jakks Pacific ( Lauren Whitehead, senior director of licensing, [email protected] 22619 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265; Tel.: 310 456-7799

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Disney Princess, Disney Fairies, Cars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Club Penguin, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Graco, Cabbage Patch Kids, Hello Kitty and more.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Jakks Pacific is a leading designer and marketer of toys and consumer products, with a wide range of products that feature some of the most popular brands and children's toy licenses in the world. Jakks is an award-winning licensee of several hundred nationally and internationally known trademarks including Disney, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., Ultimate Fighting Championship, Hello Kitty, Graco and Cabbage Patch Kids.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Jakks' diverse portfolio includes action figures, electronics, dolls, dress-up, role-play, Halloween costumes, kids furniture, vehicles, plush, art activity kits, seasonal products, infant/preschool, construction toys and pet toys sold under various proprietary brands including Jakks Pacific, Creative Designs International, Road Champs, Funnoodle, Jakks Pets, Plug It In & Play TV Games, Girl Gourmet, Kids Only! Tollytots and Disguise.

LEGO Company ( Jill Wilfert, global vice president of licensing and entertainment 555 Taylor Rd., Enfield CT, 06082; Tel.: 860-749-2291

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Star Wars, SpongeBob SquarePants, Harry Potter, Toy Story, Cars 2, Winnie the Pooh and Pirates of the Caribbean.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Construction toys.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: The Lego brand is a global icon synonymous with quality construction toys, time-tested and engaging for boys and girls of all ages and abilities. For four generations, it has remained trend-relevant and at the same time evergreen with themes ranging from space to underwater, and yet undiscovered worlds and imaginary settings to real life. Distribution: Global.

Mattel ( Holly Stein, vice president of licensing acquisitions and business development 333 Continental Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245; Tel.: 310 252-5737

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney Princess, Disney/Pixar Cars, Disney/Pixar Toy Story, Warner Bros.' DC Universe, Nickelodeon, WWE, Cartoon Network, Monster Jam and others.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Toys, dolls, action figures, die-cast vehicles, games and puzzles and youth electronics.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: For more than 60 years, Mattel has created innovative toys that give kids a play experience they will love and remember. A global licensing leader, Mattel boasts best-in-class partnerships with leading licensees in the entertainment, apparel, sporting goods, electronics and infant/toddler categories. Distribution: Global.

McFarlane Toys ( Teresa Holt, licensing director 1711 W. Greentree Dr., Suite 212, Tempe, AZ 85284; Tel.: 480 491-7070


PRIMARY BUSINESS: Toys (action figures).

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Grammy- and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn and the founder of,) is the force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America's top action-figure manufacturers. With an eclectic array of licensing tie-ins, as well as officially licensed by the teams of the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL, McFarlane Toys has redefined the standards within the action-figure industry. Distribution: Global.

NECA ( Joel Weinshanker, president 603 Sweetland Ave, Hillside NJ 07205; Tel.: 908 686-3300, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Twilight, Harry Potter, Christmas Story, Gremlins, Gears of War and Bioshock.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Across all categories including toy hard line and soft line.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: NECA develops a style guide on licensors' behalf, and effectively handle rights approvals and retail development in an unrivalled manner. Distribution: Worldwide, specialty to mass.

Playmates Toys ( Andre Lake Mayer, vice president, strategic alliances and business development 611 Anton Blvd., Suite 600, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; Tel.: 714 428-2000

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney Fairies, Dinosaur King, Gormiti, H2O, iCarly, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Terminator Salvation and Yu-Gi-Oh!

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Toys, dolls, action figures and interactive electronics.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Playmates' investment in licensed properties ensures that it dedicates the marketing and product development resources required to build sustainable, multi-year toy franchises. The company's proven track record of design excellence and marketing innovation make it a more focused, proactive and imaginative partner for licensors worldwide. Distribution: Global.

Ravensburger ( Siglinde Nowack, international product manager for puzzles, licenses and arts and crafts [email protected] Robert-Bosch-Strasse 1 88214 Ravensburg, Germany; Tel.: + 49 (0) 751 860

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, SpongeBob SquarePants, Spider-Man, Bob the Builder and Dora the Explorer.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Puzzles and toys.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Ravensburger boasts high-quality concepts with more than 120 years of experience manufacturing products. Distribution: U.S. and Europe.

re:creation Group Plc ( Seth Bishop, managing director Alberto House, Marino Way, Hogwood Lane Industrial Estate, Finchampstead, Berkshire, RG40 4RF, U.K. Tel.: + 44 (0) 118 973 6222

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Babar, Harry Potter, Horrid Henry, Super Mario, Ben 10, Bakugan, Transformers, Pokémon and Stylophone.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Toys, games, outdoor, sports and lifestyle products.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: re:creation is a sales and marketing organization and product developer of innovative toys, games, outdoor, sports and lifestyle products. The company supplies retail organizations and distribution partners around the world with exclusive, original products at the forefront of consumer lifestyle trends that are relevant for preschool, kids, teens, adults and families. The company offers brands that are leaders in their sector and introduce new categories that provide retailers with the potential to grow entirely incremental revenue streams. It has assembled a dynamic portfolio of proven brands, new innovation and more than 20 licenses from movies, television, publishing, music and gaming, including five master toy licenses. Distribution: Global.

Tomy Corp. ( Mark Shinohara, chief operating officer 3 MacArthur Place, Suite 950, Santa Ana, CA 92707; Tel.: 949 955-1030

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Tomica, Naruto, Pangya and Lovely Lisa.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Toys, video games, electronics, gifts and novelties.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Tomy is known for its innovation, quality and safety. Distribution: U.S.

The Topps Company ( Ira Friedman, vice president of global licensing One Whitehall Street, New York, NY 10004 Tel.: 212 376-0596, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: MLB, NFL, WWE, UFC, Star Wars and Disney Club Penguin.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Trading cards, trading card games, stickers, candy and collectibles.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: The Topps Company, which was founded in 1938 as Topps Chewing Gum, has grown to an international business with more than 500 employees worldwide. Topps was acquired in October 2007 by Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity group, and Michael Eisner, former chief executive officer of Disney. Distribution: North and South America, Europe.

ToyQuest ( Tonia Nessl, licensing manager 2229 Barry Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064; Tel.: 310 231-7292

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Mad Science, NFL, Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks and Fisher-Price.


POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: ToyQuest is known for developing unique and innovative products that excite, entertain and educate children. Distribution: U.S.

Upper Deck ( Louise Curcio, vice president of marketing 5909 Sea Otter Place, Carlsbad, CA 92010; Tel.: 760 929-6500

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Marvel, DC Comics, World of Warcraft, Dinosaur King, Huntik, American Idol, NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, MLS and MMA.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Trading cards, games and collectibles.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: With a passionate focus on detail, quality and excellence, Upper Deck revolutionized the trading card experience through sophisticated printing technologies that raised quality standards of collectible cards to a new level. Distribution: Global.

Vivid ( Emma Sherski, marketing and licensing director, [email protected] Ashbourne House, The Guildway, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1LS 01483 449944

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Timmy Time, ZingZillas, Roary, Disney, Toy Story, Crayola, Strictly Come Dancing, Shrek, JLS, Cars 2, Moshi Monsters, Little Charley Bear and Everything's Rosie.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Toys and gifts for girls, preschool, arts and crafts, tech, games and outdoor.


Atari ( Jim Wilson, president and chief executive officer 1640 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90025; Tel.: 310 806-6182

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Ghostbusters, Star Trek and Dungeons & Dragons.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Interactive entertainment software.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Atari defined the video game industry in the '70s and '80s with classic games, including Asteroids, Centipede, Pong and a variety of other popular games, that left an indelible mark in popular culture and paved the way for many gaming companies. Today, Atari continues to be one of the world's most recognized video game publishers. Atari benefits from its global brand and an extensive catalog of popular games based on classic owned game franchises (Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command and Lunar Lander); original owned franchises (Test Drive, Backyard Sports and Deer Hunter); MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek Online and Champions Online) and third-party franchises (Ghostbusters and Project Runway). Distribution: Global.

Electronic Arts ( Nancy Fong, senior director of business affairs 209 Redwood Shores Pkwy., Redwood City, CA; Tel.: 650 628-1500

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: NFL, NHL, NBA, FIFA, NCAA, Harry Potter, PGA Tour and Hasbro brands.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Interactive entertainment.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: EA's portfolio includes licenses, as well as wholly owned properties, such as Need for Speed, The Sims, Battlefield and Dead Space. By combining diverse computer animation, video, motion capture and dynamic audio with contributions from storywriters, performers and musicians, EA uses technology and creativity to develop engaging and interactive entertainment across multiple platforms. Distribution: Global.

Konami Digital Entertainment ( Careen Yapp, vice president of acquisitions and franchise development 2381 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 200, El Segundo, CA 90245; Tel.: 310 220-8377

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Def Jam, Glee, Saw, AAA Wrestling, Ben 10, Gormiti and Yu-Gi-Oh!

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Video games (all platforms), trading cards, arcade games and gaming.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Konami is a leader in music-driven games such as Dance Dance Revolution, Karaoke Revolution (Glee), Def Jam Rapstar, Dance Master and more. The company also has a unique mix of IP, which includes Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania, Silent Hill, Pro Evolution Soccer, Frogger and Contra, along with new intellectual property rights such as Zombie Apocalypse. This broad range crosses all demographics on all platforms. Distribution: Global.

Majesco Entertainment ( Jesse Sutton, chief executive officer 160 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison, NJ 08837; Tel.: 732 225-8910

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Zumba Fitness, Tetris Party Deluxe, Hello Kitty, Cake Mania, Martha Stewart and Alvin and the Chipmunks.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Interactive entertainment software.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Portfolio is focused on the mass market consumer with particular emphasis on motion-based platforms and Nintendo DS. Distribution: Global.

Mimoco ( Evan Blaustein, chief executive officer 119 Braintree St. #106, Boston, MA 02134 Tel.: 617 783-1100, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Star Wars, Sanrio, Halo, Domo, Tokidoki and DC Comics.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Designer USB flash drives.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Character based and co-branded. Distribution: Worldwide, specialty.

Oregon Scientific ( Bill Uzell, executive vice president of electronic learning products 19861 SW 95th St., Tualatin, OR 97062; Tel.: 503 783-5100

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Barbie, Hot Wheels, Batman and Star Wars.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Electronic learning products.

POINT OF DIFFERENCE: Oregon Scientific's learning products offer a variety of educational, fun and kid-friendly electronics ranging from interactive laptops and learning globes to small gadgets for on-the-go learning. Distribution: Global.

Sakar ( Liza Abrams, vice president of licensing 195 Carter Dr Edison, NJ 08817; Tel.: 877 397-8200, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Hello Kitty, Crayola, EA Sports and Nickelodeon.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Licensed electronics.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Price points, interactive software, global distribution and distribution across all retail channels.

Sega ( Jerry Chu, licensing manager, [email protected]) 350 Rhode Island St., Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103; Tel: 415 701-3646

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Marvel, International Sports Multimedia and Fox.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Interactive entertainment software, amusement/arcade machines and character licensing.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Sega is a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home, encompassing consumer business, amusement machine sales and amusement center operations. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms, including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Sega boasts an expansive library of recognizable gaming IP including one of the most recognizable video game characters in history with Sonic the Hedgehog. Sega also features perennial video game brands, including Super Monkey Ball, Valkyria Chronicles, Virtua Tennis, and Yakuza, as well as classic console brands such as the Sega Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast. Distribution: Global.

Skinit ( Linda M. Castillon, vice president of licensing 8969 Kenamar Drive, Suite 108, San Diego, CA Tel.: 858 433-2580 x7022, [email protected]

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Disney, Warner Bros., Twilight, Sanrio, NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, MLL and NASCAR.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Die-cut, vinyl, electronic phone and laptop device and skins.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Patented customizer tool, and more than 300 licenses. Distribution: Worldwide via the Web.

THQ (;) Germaine Gioia, senior vice president, licensing and merchandising 29903 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91364; Tel.: 818 871-5000, [email protected])

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: uDraw Tablet; Marvel Super Hero Squad; Nickelodeon's SpongeBob; Dreamwork's Kung Fu Panda, Penguins of Madagascar, and Puss in Boots; Mattel's Pictionary, Barbie and Hot Wheels; Deepak Chopra; NBC's Biggest Loser; Scripps Spelling Bee; Paws and Claws; Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader; Wheel of Fortune; Jeopardy; WWE; UFC; Homefront; Red Faction; Darksiders; Saints Row; Metro; Devil's Third; deBlob; Games Workshop's Warhammer 40K.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Interactive software developer and publisher across all platforms—console, handheld, mobile, social and online.

Point o fDifferentiation: Global video game developer and publisher with a focus on core gaming product, and with a broad portfolio of licensed properties aimed at the kids, family and casual markets. Distribution: Worldwide.

Ubisoft ( Charlie Patterson, licensing manager 625 Third St., San Francisco, CA 94107; Tel.: 415 547-4000

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Assassin's Creed, Avatar, Prince of Persia, Tom Clancy (including Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon), Shaun White, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, CSI, Lost, Naruto, Petz, Imagine and Rayman/Rabbids.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Interactive entertainment products.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Ubisoft possesses one of the interactive industry's richest portfolios, including both original IP and licensed properties. Its commitment to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video games has resulted in having 19 multi-million unit-selling brands. Having earned a strong reputation among some of the biggest names in Hollywood, Ubisoft has enhanced its portfolio with hit film and TV licenses. Its highly diverse line-up of products and partnerships have allowed Ubisoft to successfully reach a wide consumer audience. Distribution: Global.

VTech Electronics North America ( Tom McClure, director of marketing 1155 W. Dundee, Suite 130, Arlington Heights, IL 60004; Tel.: 800 521-2010

SAMPLING OF LICENSES: Winnie the Pooh, Baby Mickey, Toy Story 2, Disney Princess, Ratatouille, Shrek the Third, Kung Fu Panda, Wall-E, The Backyardigans, Thomas the Tank Engine, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, Baby Einstein, Batman, Spider-Man and Friends, SpongeBob, Care Bears, Scooby-Doo, Bratz, Teletubbies and Cranium.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Electronic toys.

POINT OF DIFFERENTIATION: Since 1976, VTech has been developing high-quality, innovative educational products for children from birth to preteen that deliver smart play through the combination of entertaining electronic formats and engaging, age-appropriate content that help children learn while providing fun. Distribution: Global.

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