The world's largest and most influential trade show dedicated to brand, character, entertainment, fashion and art licensing is just around the corner, and License! Global has a preview of the exhibitors and the wide breadth of brands and properties they represent attendees can expect to find at Licensing Expo 2014.
Set for June 17-19 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., Licensing Expo connects more than 15,000 licensing professionals with the industry's most powerful and recognizable intellectual properties in all consumer product categories, from toys and games to apparel and accessories, gaming and consumer electronics, home and housewares, health and beauty, food and beverage and gifts and novelties.
At the 2014 show, find more than 5,000 of these brands showcased in 420 booths, meticulously merchandised within five zones (Characters & Entertainment, Brands & Agents, Art & Design, Fashion & Lifestyle and Sourcing & Production) to facilitate ease of networking and connection on the Expo show floor.
Contact: Aaron Childs
Aaron Childs is an artist and USMC veteran who resides in Phoenix, Ariz. His love for the Sonoran desert and action figures inspired him to create his own line of unique characters titled Overlords of the Desert. Currently there are over 100 diverse characters available for licensing.
Contact: Georgea Phillipson, licensing manager
P: +44 1162 824 824
Alchemy was established in England more than 30 years ago (1977). It is one of the only recognized worldwide brand names in Gothic, fantasy and alternative cultures. Alchemy Licensing was formed around 2002 to manage the increasingly high demand for the Alchemy brand/artwork and to assist licensee's with their product designs. The seeds of its licensing were beginning to be sewn back in the early 80's with a t-shirt license issued to a London company actually owned by one of the U.K.'s leading bands.
Art in Effect
Contact: Maurice Middendorf, owner
Art in Effect is a small interactive art production company based in Orlando, Fla. It specializes in concept designs transcending a variety of products. It offers illustration services to the gaming, medical, film and television and other industries that are in need of art services.
Art Makers International (AMI!)
Contact: Leslie Brewin, vice president
Art Makers International (AMI!) has more than 40,000 designs available for licensing. AMI! represents Air Waves, Vicky Howard, Designs by Current, Morehead and Patty Krizan. Art ranges from traditional to fun graphics plus adorable children and animal designs.
Contact: Mark Wasson, owner
B.B. McBee is an adorable children's character that comes with storybooks and is everyone's environmental hero. His tagline is "Fly Right" and his mission statement is "Promoting the ethical treatment of all beings and the environment through love, kindness and respect." The B.B. McBee character is adaptable to all multimedia.
Bentley Licensing Group
Contact: Mary Sher, president
Bentley Licensing Group is a leading art licensing agency representing more than 50 artists with images that range from traditional to contemporary. Thousands of images are available for all product categories and custom work can be provided.
Contact: Harold Blaylock, sales and licensing
P: 480-834-5092; 800-833-5092
Ted Blaylock is a nationally known wildlife and western artist and one of the premier eagle and train artists of this day. Blaylock's originals are in private collections, as well as licensed to top companies such as The Bradford Exchange, Mead, Masterpiece Puzzles and more.
Bo Bunny Press
Contact: Vicki Bentley
BoBunny is a design and manufacturing company that provides products that inspire artistic creativity and imagination. BoBunny products are a favorite of crafters around the world. Fall in love with its designs on your next product!
Contact: Bren Bataclan, artist
Bren Bataclan, a full time artist from Boston, Mass., brings the line of characters that he has been illustrating since childhood to the Licensing Expo. Bataclan's street art project has gained worldwide exposure with articles and features on "CBS Evening News," Smithsonian Magazine, the Washington Post and other prestigious media sources. Heinemann Press also just published a textbook about his artwork. Bataclan's art is a proven smile maker as he's been commissioned to do more than 70 school murals. His creations are appropriate for wall art, home decor, gifts and novelty, stationery and apparel and accessories.
Contact: Cynthia Wiese-Martin
Meet "the most remarkable cartoon cheese characters the world has ever seen!" Step into a world of cheese with Cheezytoons by Cynthia M. Wiese-Martin and Jillian A. Tomkovich. Cheezytoons introduces themselves to you as they make their world debut on its temporary website www.wzybnz.com.
Creative Minds Design Studio
Contact: Antoine Aarts, sales manager
P: +31 6 53669745
Creative Minds Design Studio is a professional design studio that has its own brands like Emodoki. It specializes in the creation of tailor-made characters for other companies, as well. Outsource your design needs to Creative Minds Design Studio.
D. Parks and Associates/Art-Licensing.com
Contact: Ayako Parks, president
D. Parks and Associates is an art licensing agency that was established in California in 1982 that is now located in Portland, Ore. Over the many years in the art licensing business, D. Parks and Associates has become a global and one of the leading art licensing agencies. It represents premier and well-known artists from around the world and offers thousands of images covering a wide variety of subjects including landscapes, Americana, dragons, children, floral, teddy bears, still life, Santa/Christmas, dog/cat, animals, nostalgia and pin-up.
Dunmire Esneault Contemporary Designs
Contact: Mary Esnault
E: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Prescott, Ariz., artists Pamela Dunmire and Mary Esneault have joined forces to bring the licensing market the freshest and newest contemporary designs. Dunmire's bold and colorful images plus Esneault's wonderful and fun art will be seen on the latest products. These two new emerging artists are a must-see at the 2014 Licensing Expo. Be the first to discover the potential.
Contact: Frank Coccia, co-owner
P: 425-343-4979; 425-774-5076
EarthArt is totem animal spirit-inspired drawings in pen and ink that are meticulously hand painted with acrylics by Sue Coccia. Coccia's entire collection always reflects the same dynamics within each image–preditor/pray, flora/fawna, mosses/lychens; who/what they encounter and interact with everyday; and peace and balance within the animal world. The line includes coloring books, notecards, magnets, key chains, calendars, micro fiber wipes, puzzles, mugs, t-shirts, infantwear, tiles, journals, rubber stamps, three jewelry lines, fabric and yard art.
Gelsinger Licensing Group
Contact: Jesse Gelsinger, licensing director
2014 marks Gelsinger's 20-year anniversary in art and licensing. To celebrate, it is setting up a full blown "man cave" decked out in awesome sports, wildlife and bar art. Stop by and get your free man cave souvenir.
Contact: Bob Giordano, product development
Giordano has been licensing art since 1980. A veteran in the industry, the company has a vast portfolio of traditional illustrations designed by the Giordano family of artists from puppies and kittens to wildlife and birds. The art of Giordano is a proven value to your product offering. Holiday themes include Santa, snowmen, wildlife and birds. Licensees work directly with the artists themselves. The Giordano brothers are sure to develop the best products possible. Giordano designs have been used in conjunction with the Humane Society of the United States, ASPCA, American Lung Association and many other worthy organizations.
Contact: Vicki DeRoeck
GirlNation is a new licensed brand of artwork built upon a creed–an original, contemporary "hand over your heart" pledge for girls to "be true to yourself." Combining dynamic typography, empowering quotes and timeless doodle art, this tween girl's lifestyle brand delivers a cool, edgy style.
Contact: Ileana Grimm, president
Ileana Grimm, a slightly off kilter Canadian with a talent for twisting everyday themes and phrases, turned her doodling during University into the artwork behind the internationally successful gift and licensing company, Grimm.
Contact: Herve Chiquet, manager
P: +33 608224471; +33 3 21 12 56 70
HCA is an exciting and timeless iconic French brand founded by Hervé Chiquet 15 years ago. HCA's design studio team of illustrators and graphic designers creates innovative concepts for teenagers and adults. Using contemporary and modern techniques, HCA develops a new graphic style guide every year for its best properties inspired from fashion and contemporary trends. With a portfolio counting more than 3,000 design samples and nine unique property collections, HCA keeps expanding its presence globally with more than 30 worldwide licensees. HCA properties include Catsline, Dogs&Shapes, Kate-Rose Berry, Charming Day, Miss Dolly, Tedinours, Comic Park, Little Charlie and Amiko-Shi.
Contact: David Gonzales, chief executive officer
Character design and licensing with registered brands that include: Homies, Trailerpark and Mijos.
Howard Robinson & Associates
Contact: Howard Robinson, proprietor
P: +44 1429 824021
As a leading designer in several product areas and one of the most licensed artists today for puzzles, Howard Robinson's instantly recognizable images appear on hundreds of products worldwide. Described as the artistic master of adorable animals, his artwork is used extensively for zoos, aquariums, pet products, puzzles, greeting cards, stitch kits, t-shirts and beach towels. In 2012, he launched what has become the world's premier 3D lenticular collection of designs and products. Also featuring the Nostalgic Collection of images by Kevin Walsh and the All our Yesterdays Collection by Faye Whittaker.
Contact: Jenny Foster, owner
Jenny Foster creates unique characters and graphic images that are charming, bold and whimsical. Her style is a celebration of colors, creatures and the spirit of life.
Contact: Josephine Kimberling
E: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
"Inspiring happiness through pattern and paint" is the mission of Josephine Kimberling's lifestyle brand. Influenced by her 12 years designing in-house for Nordstrom and Hallmark, Kimberling's artwork collections offer a unique combination of fashionable pattern mixing with trend-right designs and commercial appeal which contribute to creating compelling product lines for a wide range of categories. Kimberling's paintings on canvas offer a modern and fresh perspective by combining her own pattern work as collage to create something truly unique. Josephine Kimberling is now represented by MHS Licensing.
Contact: Jon Wright, president
Specializing in licensed art and design and representing more than 48 talented artists and designers. JQ Licensing has 24 years of experience.
Contact: Ton Jackson
P: 818-845-8744; 310-467-6941
jupey krusho is a creative content company that specializes in the creation, development and marketing of character and lifestyle goods. Founded in 2007, its diverse brands feature unique and exciting characters ripe for a wide array of licensing opportunities. It continuously develops new characters with strong themes and colorful personalities ranging from cute and bright to dark and dynamic. Its ever-expanding list of quality products include apparel, shoulder bags, handbags, pouches, posters, stationery, journals, mugs, buttons, activity books, comic books, plush, gifts and more.
Contact: Kayomi Harai, artist
Specializes in wide variety of animal images–cute kittens, puppies, monkeys, tigers, pigs, etc. Also introducing exciting new character brands. One of them is Ninja Kitties, a bunch of cute little ninja kittens with bright expressive eyes and unique personalities. These lovable sweet Ninja Kitties will surely steal your hearts.
Kellee Art Design Studio
Contact: Kellee Riley Abel, owner and artist
KelleeArt Design is now in its ninth year of producing top-quality licensed character art for many of the biggest companies in the entertainment industry. At Licensing Expo, it will be seeking valued partners for its highly-anticipated Nefairyous brand, in addition to other exciting character properties debuting this year.
Kelly Richardson Images
Contact: Kelly Richardson, product owner and licensor
Amusing, delightful and entertaining puppies and kittens! The Love Kelly brand will enchant, charm and captivate the attention of your consumers. Adorable and lovable puppies and kittens photographed with realistic, trendy costumes and props–this is an irresistible brand that appeals to consumers of all ages. Along with a large collection of pet images, Kelly Richardson introduces her brand character Minnie Chi from The Story of Minnie Chi, a children's book series written for young readers. Come view the amazing photography/design illustrations of the Minnie Chi puppy who can fly–a real puppy.
Khristian A Howell Color + Pattern
Contact: Khristian Howell, principal
Khristian A. Howell is a color and pattern expert who fuses her eclectic range of styles into bold designs for product and spaces. She loves to play with ideas of hard and soft, light and dark, feminine and masculine to create depth and interest in her designs. Howell delivers color focused, modern work with a touch of romance and edge. Her work has been featured in ELLE DECOR, Real Simple and HGTV Magazine. She contributes frequently to Better Homes and Gardens and clients include 3M, Land of Nod and Blend Fabrics.
Laura Seeley Studio
Contact: Dana Yarger
P: 310-710-9423; 949 276-7597
Laura Seeley is the creative force behind Laura Seeley Studio and Best Friends Art Gallery in Dana Point, Calif. She is a New York Times bestselling children's book illustrator, award-winning author and artist and the creator of animal welfare support programs through art. She creates adult gift books and decorative functional items with several hundred fresh designs and art available for apparel, fabric, tabletop, giftware, decor and accessories. Content of her award-winning picture books are developed for classic and video games and apps for entertainment and education, ESL learning and mental exercises.
Live Family. Live Happy.
Contact: Wayne Curtiss
P: 813-842-2682; 813-251-3763
Live Family. Live Happy. is a lifestyle brand celebrating the moments that make being a family so special. Its tees are super-soft and 100 percent ring-spun cotton, garment-washed, pigment-dyed to perfection and made to fade with a vintage, weathered look. Its goal is to inspire people in a unique but familiar way through creative storytelling and heartwarming art.
Contact: Chrystal Falcioni, director
P: 310-733-1234; 866 390-5656
Magnet Reps represents art brands that are on-trend and in demand. Hundreds of new images from Bella Pilar's fun-loving fashion plates, Eleanor Grosch's mid-century masterpieces and Dinara Mirtalipova's whimsically sweet artwork provide solutions for all product categories. Newcomers Graham Roumieu, Yelena Bryksenkova and Red Nose Studio have artsy characters, artwork, built-in fan bases and strong collections. Updates to its extensive licensing collections are released regularly and custom artwork and modifications are available.
Contact: Alexander Hood, licensing coordinator and licensing assistant
P: +44 207 593 0515; +44 207 593 0510
MGL is one of the world's leading art licensing companies. Established 16 years ago, MGL has grown to represent more than 70 international artists. With an ever-expanding archive consisting of more than 10,000 images, there are images suitable for every product. Artist represented by MGL are also available for commissions.
Contact: Mark Fisher, production manager
MHS Licensing is one of the nation's leading licensing and consulting agencies. It specializes in representing artists and advising manufacturers in the search, evaluation and acquisition of new properties and personalities. Collectively its properties generate $100 million in annual sales through its licensee partners.
Miner Works of Art
Contact: Bettie Miner
Miner Works of Art offers bold and colorful fine art imagery for gift, stationery and home décor product lines.
Nick Mayer Nature Illustration
Contact: Nick Mayer
P: 802-453-7005; 802-349-2733
Nick Mayer is recognized as one of the top contemporary fish illustrators on the globe. His scientifically accurate watercolor illustrations of nature have been used in field guides, other publications and apparel. He is looking to expand the use of his images into educational applications and is especially interested in the fields of nature publishing, sustainable seafood, children's books and toys, fashion and fine art distribution.
Contact: Sean Patterson, president
Patterson International represents the Gary Patterson brand, a classic property with more than 40 years of great success. It offers thousands of popular images to complement any product range. It also represents illustrators Mitch O'Connell and Joseph Charron.
Phil Marden Design
Contact: Phil Marden
P: 503-206-5434; 347-645-9115
Phil Marden is a veteran illustrator and character designer for The New York Times and many other magazines, books, TV shows, films, advertising and the web. His style is unique, playful and sophisticated.
Contact: Maria Rabinky
Established in 2000, Rabinky Art is a renowned, world-class map illustration art company. It specializes in illustrated maps, urban landscapes, city skylines, birds-eye views, panoramic views, college campus maps, commercial development views, residential development views, fantasy maps, interactive web illustrations, and other custom illustrations for clients in the tourist, marketing, publishing, college and non-profit markets. It also creates architectural drawings, theme illustrations, imprintables and other kinds of commissioned art.
Contact: Dana Agamalian, designer
Rinekwall has an award winning collection of cutting edge photographic designs that can be translated onto any substrate or product. Rinekwall's custom designs are created exclusively for the client, including branding and private label. Two Rinekwall designs have been placed permanently in the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum's collection.
Contact: Mike Rivkin
P: 858-361-0484; 858-625-0220
Silverfish Press is the owner and master licensor of the Stanley Meltzoff image library. Meltzoff (1917-2006) was one of America's premier mid-century artists and illustrators. His paintings of apex game fish in their natural environments were the first to transform sporting art into fine art. Today, he is universally regarded as the finest fish painter of all time. The Meltzoff portfolio also includes commercial art, history, outdoor, portraiture, science fiction and fantasy, technical illustrations, WWII-era scenes and more.
Contact: Mark Gonyea, artist
Mark Gonyea makes comic stories that also work as pieces of art. He combines the flow of a story with the aesthetics of color, balance, shape and form.
Contact: Harry Grace
P: +61 7 5591 4464+61 3 9776 5650
Subaqua Photographics and Australian renowned underwater photographer Howard Warren produce new giftware and souvenirs reflecting Australia's wildlife above, below and beyond the waterline. One of its new products is a shaped like a bottle and friends, tourism services and businesses can create full-color messages to promote a town, tourist attraction or business.
Contact: Donna Meistrich
Tacky People is a cartoon character development company created by two contemporary artists that helps people to look humorously at themselves. Its intent is to help people find ways to work together and deal with conflict resolution with humor. It offers beautiful graphics and diverse product renderings for licensing opportunities.
Tails of Whimsy
Contact: Daryl Slaton
Artist Daryl Slaton is launching properties for publishing, animation and products. The studio specializes in art, character design, illustration and animation by creating original work or using its branded properties. Its new properties include The Mighty Machines of Mackie McKeens and Toyland. Its other properties include BrokenHeart Pets, Animal Robot Rescue Crew, Furry Tale Theater and Wispenwood Whimsies.
Contact: Amanda Miller, manager
P: 714-661-8145; 949-723-1300
Artist Timree Gold is sought after for her charming, bright and whimsical designs. Her happy yet sophisticated style has brought her a celebrity and worldwide clientele.
Contact: Brad Champlin, sales executive
Virtual Images is the leading provider of high quality lenticular and remains the cutting edge partner for product design and printing solutions.
Contact: Leslie Wallant
Wallant Design is an art services consultant in graphics, design and product development, primarily in the toys and juvenile categories. It is also the creator of ElemMates, a character driven IP based on chemical elements in Periodic Table city.
Wild Apple Licensing
Contact: Cathy Anderson, licensing account manager
Wild Apple Licensing works with artists from around the world creating collections of trend-right art imagery perfect for a wide variety of decorative products for the home. With more than 9,000 images and new images released monthly, its top-selling collections range from simply elegant and traditional, to modern, photography, pop, decorative, global, vintage and more.
Wild Wings Licensing
Contact: Shari Wald, licensing manager
P: 651-345-6030; 651-345-5355
Wild Wings is a producer and distributor of wildlife, sporting and nostalgic Americana art. Founded in 1968, Wild Wings published its first signed and numbered limited edition art print in 1970 and mailed its first direct-mail catalog in 1971. Today, 45 years after its inception, Wild Wings continues to lead the industry with innovative approaches to incorporating nature themes into a wide range of art products, gifts, home furnishings, collectibles and apparel.
Contact: Jennifer Zolan, director of licensing
The Zolan Company is a fine arts boutique agency representing two prominent art brands from the U.S. and Italy. Zolan is a classic American heritage children's brand and is celebrating 36 years in licensing. Mandrioli is one of Italy's leading contemporary lifestyle brands featuring bold and vibrant colors and patterns.
24IP Law Group
Contact: Christian Fortmann, attorney
P: +49 89 232 30 0
24IP Law Group is a collaboration between the law firms of Sonnenberg Fortmann, 24IP Law Group France, 24IP Law Group USA and the Ferdinand IP. It has offices in Munich, Berlin, London, Paris, Alexandria, Annapolis, New York, Westport, San Diego and Los Angeles. It offers advice on the entire range of intellectual property rights based on modern management strategies and it values quality, effectiveness and customer support as top priorities.
Accu-Track by Credit and Financial Services
Contact: Tony Toland, president
P: 860-913-5143; 860-236-8002
Accu-Track Licensing Management Solutions is the one-stop-shop for licensing management and compliance needs. Its staff will contact licensees to ensure that all monetary and non-monetary obligations are met and reports and royalties are being collected and maintained in secure locations for ready access.
Act III Licensing
Contact: Jackie Jensen
Act III Licensing is a licensing and brand-building agency based in Los Angeles, Calif. Act III has a roster of dynamic clients including cult classic B-movie spoofs from Attack of The Killer Tomatoes; the collection of world-famous Sunset Strip venues Whisky A Go-Go, Rainbow Bar & Grill, The Roxy Theatre and The Laugh Factory; the iconic film The Princess Bride; fun and fiery imagery from the Hot Sauce collection; Concord Music Group label art from classic jazz and other greats, plus the legendary Ray Charles; vintage favorite Sunkist; renowned children's book author Karen Katz; and famed photographer Theo Westenberger.
Art in the Baking
Contact: April Didrikson
P: 936-465-0711; 713-533-8177
Art in the Baking is the creator of Ice by Number, the world's first edible pattern for decorating with icing. Ice by Number was created to preserve the centuries old skill of decorating cakes with icing and to assist novice decorators with icing what looks like a custom cake. It offers designs for all occasions for cakes and cookies, as well as custom designs.
Contact: David Stark, president
Artestar is an international brand licensing and consulting company that specializes in creating market opportunities through consumer product, retail, advertising and promotional campaigns. It has over 20 years of experience representing internationally renowned artists, designers and brands including Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Mapplethorpe, Maripol, Michael Halsband, Patrick Nagel, Ryan McGinness, Ai Weiwei, How and Nosm, Aiko, Crash, Jeremyville, Sandra Isaksson, Gary Taxali, Joe Grillo, Patricia Field, e.vil, Love Therapy and Junk Food Clothing.
Contact: Shane Mcclure
P: +64 7 5713524; +64 7 351 3524
Artgame showcases the art of Royce B. McClure. His bright colors and strong designs have their own distinctive look and feature marine and land animals as well as other interesting subjects, which makes them versatile and uniquely suited to use on a wide variety of products. The Artgame 3D items are the most successful lenticular products available in both sales volume and quality.
Contact: Keri Matthews, senior manager, licensing and marketing
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA is the most recognized and respected animal welfare organization. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals. It is an expert in pet care, pet rescue and pet adoption, serving the needs of pet owners, animal lovers and animal welfare professionals across the U.S.
Contact: Elisa Mignini
P: +39 051 6817980
Automobili Lamborghini is not only super sports cars like Huracán, Gallardo and Veneno, it also has a wide range of trendy articles branded with the raging bull, which exemplifies the key values of Lamborghini–pure, hyper technologic, absolute and audacious.
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
Contact: Tim Callinan, community development coordinator
P: 410-752-2490; 301-712-5697
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum strives to preserve the physical legacy and the experience of American railroading and to develop programs for public appreciation of the railroad industry. It is a national brand and its historic footprint covers the territory of Washington D.C. to New York, Chicago and St. Louis. In addition to being branded for almost 100 years on the Monopoly game board, it is a brand widely recognized and marketable in areas including furniture, toys, wall decor, jewelry and more. In addition, it is affiliated with the Smithsonian.
Contact: Debra Restler, vice president, business development and marketing
P: 212-303-1146; 212-421-6060
Beanstalk, a global brand extension agency, works closely with clients to unlock brand equity and create many of the world's most recognizable products and services. Beanstalk offers a breadth of services including brand licensing, direct-to-retail program management, license acquisition for manufacturers and royalty auditing. Beanstalk's consulting division, Blueprint–Powered by Beanstalk, advises clients through four key practice areas, including brand extension and retail development. Tinderbox is its digital division that works with new media properties to realize their potential in consumer products. Beanstalk has global capabilities and is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group, Inc.
Boy Scouts of America
Contact: Greg Winters
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. It provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Contact: Megan Orecchia, marketing manager
Brand Central is a premiere global brand consultancy that provides comprehensive business solutions in the areas of brand extensions, brand creation and brand acquisitions to some of the world's most recognized brands including Dr. Weil Lifestyle, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Coleman, Rawlings, K2, Pure Fishing, Adio, Marker, First Alert, Gaiam, NUK, MasterChef, MasterChef Jr., The Chew, Virgin Galactic, Miraval Resorts and Spa, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Beekman 1802, Mister Rogers, Petit Tresor, Bicycle, Krispy Kreme, Dominique Ansel, The Cronut, Rainbow Loom, Son of God and BabyFirst TV.
Contact: Jay Asher
Brandgenuity is a leading independent brand licensing agency based in New York. Brandgenuity extends iconic brands into new categories, offering a full suite of licensing services such as strategic planning, prospecting, legal support, retail development and assisting manufacturers in the strategic acquisition of licenses. Its licenses include Swamp People, A&E's Duck Dynasty, Winnebago Industries, Church & Dwight, Clumsy Ninja, Energizer Personal Care, Gas Monkey Garage, Boppy, MGM Studios' properties Pink Panther, Robocop, Vikings and Fargo, FX Network's properties It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, The League, Pella, The Juilliard School and World Poker Tour.
Contact: Joel Barnett, president
Brentwood Licensing is both a consultant for manufacturers looking for licensing opportunities and a consultant for brands and artists looking to license their brands, characters and art for consumer products sold around the world.
Contact: Pam Goldwasser, managing director
P: 310-387-4909; 952-475-3013
The Buffalo Works represents a group of artists and designers whose licensed products exceeded $233 million in 2013. It was named a Top 30 Global Licensing Agent by License! Global magazine. It represents Jim Shore, Dan Di Paolo, Lorraine Vail, Dave Miller, Flavia, Robin Davis, Anne Groton, Lynette Jennings, Julie Browning Bova, Julie Good-Kruger, Just the Right Show and Pozy Bears.
Contact: Aaron Toussaint
P: 310-974-4823; 310-974-4820
CleaRush Prints distributes clear files and other novelty and promotional goods manufactured by its parent company Daido Shiko Printing, a leader in specialized printing in Japan. All of its products are fully customizable for any event, venue or brand. Some of its most popular items include the clear file series of thin translucent plastic folders, the "CleaRush Jet," a plastic model airplane kit and the MegaFan, a collapsible megaphone that doubles as a fan, perfect for concerts and sporting events.
Contact: Megan Reinholt, marketing and business affairs associate
CMG Worldwide represents the intellectual property of celebratory individuals from then, now and forever.
Contact: Kelly Kozel
Gearing up for 2015, which is the 100-year birthday of the Coca-Cola Contour Bottle, Coca-Cola's booth will feature global collaborations in fashion, home and lifestyle. These programs deliver a modern interpretation of The Coca-Cola brand and Coca-Cola Heritage.
Contact: Tanya Isler, executive director
P: 212-286-7115; 212-286-2860
Condé Nast is home to some of the world's most celebrated media brands including Vogue, GQ, Bon Appetit, The New Yorker, Brides and WIRED. In the U.S., Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, four business-to-business publications, 27 websites and more than 50 apps for mobile and tablet devices, all of which define excellence in its categories.
CopCorp Licensing/Knockout Licensing
Contact: Jodi Gottlieb, vice president, licensing
As agents, CopCorp Licensing and Knockout Licensing represent some of the hottest brands in licensing including Downton Abbey, Boo: The World's Cutest Dog, Nashville, Fifty Shades of Grey, Pink Cookie, Ringling Bros., Singer, Bella Sara, Lil'panda, Justin Time and more.
The Copyrights Group
Contact: Polly Emery
P: +44 203 586 7128
The Copyrights Group is a full service international brand licensing agency and consultancy offering strategic worldwide brand development, licensing and retail expertise. Its portfolio includes classic brands such as Paddington Bear, The Snowman and The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady.
Contact: Candacy Taylor
Counter Culture celebrates the iconic, universal American experience of the diner and the well-seasoned waitresses who have raced to our tables, quarreled with the cooks and brought humor and culture to the American roadside dining experience.
Contact: Michelle Romo, owner
Crowded Teeth is a world where happiness reigns, playfulness governs and cheerfulness abounds. Created with an eye pleasing color palette and a fun sense of humor, its designs appeal to all ages.
Contact: Linda Riddle, assistant
CTI Solutions offers a suite of product lifecycle workflow management tools. The web-based solutions range from ProofTrak for product development, MediaPort for the storage and distribution of libraries of multi-media assets and ContractPort for contract management and royalty reporting.
Contact: Carol Janet, chief executive officer
Design Plus is a licensing boutique, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with satellite offices in the U.S. and associates worldwide. It has operated internationally since 1983. It builds brand awareness and consumer loyalty for brand owners through carefully designed licensing programs, best-of-breed manufacturers and select product categories that strengthen the brand at retail.
Contact: Maureen Gottschall, chief financial officer
P: 707-338-2812; 415-595-5610
Dimensional Branding Group is the San Francisco, Bay area-based brand extension agency that focuses on brand licensing, business development and promotion services with a unique emphasis on the interactive and digital channels. It specializes in developing toys and games, iconic brands and digital trademarks into entertainment placement and new extension markets. Its clients include: Temple Run, Urban Dictionary, PlayStation, Jenga, Skee-Ball, Chronicle Books, Miniclip, Worst-Case Scenario, Bob's Space Racers and Chia Pet, among others.
Contact: David Todd, chief executive officer
P: +64 9 309 63 63
Dissero Brands owns and manages international success story Rachael Hale, the world's most lovable animals. It is dedicated to the creation and marketing of photographic imagery and design-led brands.
Contact: Phaedra Haramis
P: +34 934738494
Dorna Sports is an international sport management company founded in 1988. It is the exclusive commercial and television rights holder for the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix known as MotoGP.
Ellen Crimi-Trent, artist
Ellen Crimi-Trent's work is fun and decorative. Her exuberant designs can be found in many countries and on many products. The bright and playful patterns and motifs are what set Ellen's work apart from many other brands. Her character brand Schoolies has 16 books published and has been translated into many different languages.
Contact: Rosemary Murphy
P: +44 1923 699575; +44 1923 474 480
Exley Publications products include fun and fresh looking gifts, stationery, pottery, journals and gift books. It has sold over 120 million books and has a sales outreach to 80 countries in 40 languages.
Flat Creek Mountain
Contact: Larry Roof
P: 828-645-5025; 828-777-0370
Flat Creek Mountain's Language of Flowers trademarked licensing options based on Vanessa Diffenbaugh's best selling novel cover a portfolio of over 3,000 products and services. It operates on behalf of children with special needs, focusing on autism.
Contact: Mike Gard, chief operating officer
Global Icons, a premier brand licensing agency, serves a rapidly expanding portfolio of market-leading clients such as BMW, Diageo, Ford, Dairy Queen, Ironman and Motorola, among others. Global Icons utilizes a highly strategic approach to extend a clients' reach, engage with new consumers and elevate a brand.
Global Merchandising Services
Contact: Mary Kean, director of licensing
Barry Drinkwater, founder and former worldwide chief executive officer of Bravado International Group, established Global Merchandising Services in 2008. It provides a non-corporate alternative for artists and entertainment rights holders with a combination of old-school service and cutting edge development. It creates unique and innovative international merchandise programs that are both creative and profitable. Based in London and Los Angeles, it is the turnkey solution for design, product development, manufacturing and sales across all channels of retail, including live events, web stores, sponsorship and third party licensing.
GP Deva Pull-Zen International
Contact: David Yang, manager
P: +852 3184 0858
GP Deva Group is a Taiwan-based enterprise established in 2003 that is looking to promote Taiwan contemporary art and the concept of art is life to the world. It owns a multinational agency that represents many artists. Its licensed products include jewelry, furniture, leather goods, porcelain, watches, stationery, clothing, bedding and travel.
The Guide to the Licensing World
Contact: Richard Latter, advertising director
P: +44 1892 668444
The Guide to the Licensing World is the most comprehensive international directory for the licensing industry. It references more than 28,000 property listings such as characters, films and brands, and has over 2,000 licensing agents in more than 80 countries worldwide. It also lists licensees and specialist services.
Contact: Darrin Jones
P: 903-453-0839; 903-453-0804
The Hexbug brand was launched into the toy industry in 2007 and is now an internationally recognizable brand. It is designed to give children a positive experience with robotics at a young age. People are drawn to Hexbug because of its fascinating behavior, intelligent bug-like attributes and eye-catching packaging.
High Times Magazine
Contact: Matt Stang
P: 917-922-7937; 212-387-0500
High Times has been the world's No. 1 resource for cannabis information, culture and reports from the War on Drugs for 39 years. Providing cutting-edge journalism that no other magazine would touch, High Times grew into a counterculture authority and now leads the charge as marijuana goes mainstream.
Contact: Victoria Simmonds, licensing coordinator
P: 424-653-1673; 904-224-5100
IMG Licensing is the leading independent licensing agency in the world with an unmatched 50-year track record and global network of offices. It is part of IMG Worldwide, the leading global agency in sports, fashion and media. With more than 200 licensing professionals providing local coverage and expertise through a single globally coordinated organization, IMG Licensing provides a unique one-stop-solution for its licensing clients. Many of the world's most prestigious brands, institutions, events, corporate trademarks and celebrities have selected IMG as their exclusive trusted partner to expand, diversify and monetize their intellectual property through professional licensing management.
International Brand Management and Licensing
Contact: Adrian Davie, Far East licensning manager
P: +44 1942 629400
International brand management and licensing is a global brand owner with offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. It licenses the use of its world-class sport, fashion and lifestyle brands to partners globally. It offers a unique combination of brand management, marketing, commercial, legal and IP expertise.
International Play Company
Contact: Kathleen Kuryliw
International Play Company designs, manufactures and installs custom themes for branding for play areas, such as Tuff Stuff soft sculpted foam play for family businesses, high quality 2-D and 3-D play events, motion activities and interactive fun.
Contact: Edward Ayers, consultant
Inventor Process is a professional new product-marketing firm dedicated to assisting independent inventors in protecting and marketing their innovations. Its exclusive Direct Submission Program was developed to help inventors minimize risk while maximizing potential. Its goal is to provide manufactures, retailers, and other potential licensing entities with exclusive opportunities to review new products in their specific area of interest.
Jewel Branding and Licensing
Contact: Tiffany Cullinan, show coordinator
Jewel Branding and Licensing represents a diverse portfolio of brands, designers and artists. Some are well established in the marketplace, while others are up and coming. Each one is hand selected because of the unique style and approach they bring to the marketplace.
Joester Loria Group
Contact: Christine McAuliffe, senior vice president, international
The Joester Loria Group is a full-service licensing agency specializing in strategic brand extensions and fully integrated licensing programs designed to enhance its client's brands and deliver meaningful results. It represents several brands including Pepsi-Cola North America; the Kelloggs' portfolio of cereal and snack brands; Entenmann's; Oxford University; Waste Management; Hearst Corporation's Car and Driver and Popular Mechanics; The Hive; Annoying Orange; The World of Eric Carle; Snowman and Snowdog; Proximo brands' Jose Cuervo, 1800 Tequila and Three Olives; and Clorox Green Works.
Contact: Claudia Smith, director of advertising and public relations
P: 212-969-7542; 212-969-7550
King Features Syndicate, a member of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication Group, is the world's premier distributor of comics, columns, puzzles and games to print and digital outlets worldwide. One of the largest and most experienced organizations in merchandise licensing and entertainment, it represents classic properties such as Popeye, Olive Oyl, Betty Boop, Beetle Bailey, Hagar the Horrible, Flash Gordon, The Phantom and Mandrake the Magician. It continues to expand its portfolio and now represents new properties, including Brazilian pop culture artist Romero Britto.
Contact: Jason Wheeler
Lately Lily celebrates best possibilities of an open and inquisitive life including curiosity, adventure, interest and friendship. Lily travels the world in the company of her best friend Zeborah.
Licensing Management International
Contact: Jim Rippin, licensing director
Founded in 1998, Licensing Management International is a full service strategic licensing and consulting firm. LMI offers turnkey programs and consulting services. Its understanding of best practices and extensive network of contacts among leading licensees and retailers enables them to deliver results. It represents Nestle Confections brands including Nerds, SweeTARTS, Laffy Taffy, Butterfinger Crunch, Baby Ruth, Goobers and many others. It also represents Nestle Toll House, Surf Ratz and World Industries Skate properties including Flameboy and Wet Willy.
Contact: Leslie Levine, director
E: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Licensing Works! is a licensing and promotions company representing creators of original IP. It represents some of the world's most well known brands including: ABC's "Castle" television series, Elmer's and X-Acto brands from Elmer's Products, Hearts for Hearts Girls from Playmates Toys, Blue Planet Software's Tetris brand, Zorro from Zorro Productions, Tarzan from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century from The Dille Family Trust, MEG Toys' Puppy In My Pocket franchise, Playtime Buddies from Visual Picnic, Kewpie from Kewpie Corporation, Moulin Rouge from Moulin Rouge and Zou from Cyber Group Studios.
Contact: Charles Riotto, president
E: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
LIMA is the trade association for the worldwide licensing industry based in New York with offices in Germany, China, Japan, Australia and the U.K. and with members around the world. LIMA produces and sponsors regional, national and international events, educational seminars, exhibitions, networking events, electronic resources and published data. LIMA is the authoritative voice of the licensing industry and sponsors licensing shows worldwide including Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., Brand Licensing Expo in London, the Hong Kong International Licensing Show and Licensing Hall in Shanghai. LIMA produces the International Licensing Excellence Awards, the industry's most prestigious recognition of creativity and performance.
LIMA Members Lounge
Contact: Charles Riotto, president
LIMA is the trade association for the worldwide licensing industry. The LIMA Members Lounge is an exclusive service for members only to meet and network with colleagues from around the world. Meeting space is provided by prior appointment only. LIMA offers a broad array of additional educational, informational and networking services to its global membership throughout the year.
Lisa Marks Associates
Contact: Lisa Marks, president
Lisa Marks Associates brings clients unique, innovative and breakthrough licensing and marketing expertise from some of the world's leading entertainment and communications companies, consumer brands and marketing service companies including Disney, Nickelodeon and Omnicom. It also has the know-how, track record and industry relationships necessary to put together powerful and cohesive turnkey licensing programs.
Contact: Margie Smith, office manager
LMCA is the leader in strategic brand licensing. LMCA is 26-years-old and has created more than 500 licenses for its clients in over 70 countries. LMCA ranks as the second largest licensing agency in the world with aggregate annual sales of over $6.4 billion. The firm is recognized for providing exceptional creativity and client service and for engineering some of the most productive licensee and licensor partnerships in the licensing field. LMCA has offices in New York, Boston, Atlanta, St. Louis and Shanghai, China, with affiliates in Western Europe.
Mars Retail Group
Contact: Robin Posten, licensing specialist
Mars Retail Group develops world class, centralized licensing programs that build its brands and drive candy and food sales around the globe.
Meredith Brand Licensing
Contact: Max Wilker, account manager
P: 515-284-3000; 515-284-3521
Meredith Brand Licensing's brands connect with 100 million consumers and speak to women about what matters the most–her family, her home and the life she creates there. Its brands can amplify your product sales or services and include Better Homes and Gardens, FamilyCircle, Parents, EatingWell, AllRecipes.com, Fitness, Traditional Home and Successful Farming.
NFL Players Inc.
Contact: Ricky Medina, senior licensing manager
NFL Players Inc. is the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. A trusted resource since 1994, NFLPI delivers access to the influence, power, and personal stories of NFL players. NFLPI is a one-stop shop for businesses seeking licensing rights, access to players through hospitality and events, marketing strategy and player procurement.
Contact: Angela Harty, program manager
P: +27 82 338 9916
Oju Africa is an iconic, global and proud African brand.
Contact: Stacy Beck, director of marketing and corporate America
E: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
With more than 80 years of history and innovation in the air, Pan American World Airways is proud to offer licensing opportunities to parties interested in continuing a legacy of quality and innovation, in categories ranging from apparel to digital with all stops in between. Domestic and international opportunities are available.
Pink Light Studio
Contact: Mary Beth Freet
Pink Light Studio is a licensing agency that represents more than 14 artists internationally. In just over three years in business, Pink Light Studio has artwork licensed with its clients in major retailers such as Target, Walmart, Papyrus, Office Max, Best Buy and The Apple Store, among others.
Contact: Shean Ferrell, licensing manager
P: 763-542-0500; 763-519-1752
Polaris Industries, together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles, and small vehicles in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. It offers off-road vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles and side-by-side vehicles for recreational and utility use, and snowmobiles consisting of various models including independent front suspension, long travel rear suspension, hydraulic disc brakes, liquid cooling for brakes and a three cylinder engine, as well as a four-stroke engine. Polaris owns the brands Polaris, Victory Motorcycle, Indian Motorcycle, KLIM and Polaris Ranger, among others.
Contact: Jeff Laubenstein, licensing approvals coordinator
E: firstname.lastname@example.org; Jeff.Laubenstein@PreciousMoments.com
Celebrating more than 36 years of success in sales and licensing, Precious Moments products have been welcomed into the homes and hearts of millions. The Precious Moments brand is a timeless classic with broad recognition domestically and internationally. Precious Moments continues to grow and flourish through the addition of carefully selected licensing partners including Pipka Art & Tradition, Ne'Qwa Art, Disney Showcase, Viacom International and more. Staying true to its values of loving, caring and sharing, it will continue to "share the gift of love" for years to come.
Contact: Brandon Johnson
P: 818-261-3842; 949-515-1785
Ragnarma is a contemporary lifestyle brand for all ages seeking licensed partners in all categories. California-based artist Brandon Ragnar Johnson's aesthetic is interesting, original, surprising and modern, and born at the intersection of illustration and design. His work is the combination of the things he loves such as film noir, fashion illustration, classic cartoons, the great men's magazine artists, mid-century design and architecture, punk rock, monsters and old Las Vegas. His work has been collected in numerous books and can be found on television, films, apparel, toys, textiles, home goods, museums and galleries.
Richmond Management Group
Contact: Jennifer Richmond
Based out of Los Angeles, Calif., Richmond Management Group offers strategic consulting, brand acquisitions and legal management for licensing and marketing. Its current licensed portfolio features exciting new brands from all over the world, including Battle Bears, Tiniez, Studio Pets by Myrna, Daisy Rock Guitars and Stupid Factory Studios.
Contact: Charlie Day, president
The Sharpe Company specializes in bringing the best in British and European pop culture brands to the rest of the world. It develops trademark and brand licensing extensions, including the number one best-selling consumer product of all time, the Rubik's Cube. It creates focused lifestyle properties through strategic partnerships, licensed merchandise and new media development.
Booth: A60; A80
Contact: Jack Stokes, licensing manager
P: +44 208 332 6642
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies that use advanced technologies to help build a sustainable energy future. TSBA Group was appointed to run the global licensing program on behalf of Shell Brands International.
Booth: B111; B91
Contact: Pat Taniguchi
Skechers is an award-winning global leader in the lifestyle footwear industry. It designs, develops and markets lifestyle footwear that appeals to trend savvy men women and children.
Contact: James Reed, advertising manager
P: 714 373-4910; 714-373-4674
Sports Afield, founded in 1887, is the oldest outdoor magazine in North America. Its extensive licensing program for all manner of outdoor and sporting gear is well established. Its licensing program includes safes, footwear, clothing, luggage, camping gear, sunglasses, log cabins, real estate and furniture. For more than 125 years, it has been a leader in promoting cherished outdoor traditions and now offers a whole new line of products for the outdoor-minded customer.
Contact: Sondra Contino, director of marketing
P: 619-640-2355; 949-419-6156
Suzy Spafford's art has delighted families since it was first published as greeting cards in 1968. Suzy's Zoo is a happy world of more than 265 characters that live in her wonderfully imaginative town of Duckport including Witzy, Suzy Ducken, Jack Quacker and friends.
Contact: Fabrice Philippe, public relations
P: +33 2 36 10 66 70; +33 2 36 10 66 73
Following the success of its mascot bulldog among fans and retailers all over Europe, Teo Jasmin, the French leader for digital printing on decoration items and fashion accessories, has launched the adorable pup as an official license. Follow the adventures of the facetious doggy as a surfer, pilot or fireman as he makes his way through pop culture with dashing flair and philanthropy.
The Licensing Company (TLC)
Contact: Diania Merriam, brand manager
The Licensing Company, with offices in eight of the world's top economies including the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, China, South Korea and Japan, is an award-winning, global brand extension agency. It represents some of the best global brands including Jeep, Jelly Belly, Anheuser-Busch, The Hershey Company, Coca-Cola and Reckitt Benckiser. With unrivalled expertise in brand licensing and consulting, it provides impactful solutions to brand owners and retailers with a highly impressive record of 42 direct-to-retail relationships. In 2012, it was responsible for $3.8 billion in retail sales in more than 100 countries.
Thomas Kinkade Company
Contact: Kristen Barthelman, licensing manager
The Thomas Kinkade Company publishes the work of Thomas Kinkade and distributes the art and related collectibles. His artistry includes imagery of gardens, cottages and estates, cityscapes, holiday scenery and commemorative American landmarks.
Contact: Ariel Ridley, brand manager
Totemic Universal acquires, develops and manages unique arts and entertainment properties. It leverages licensing relationships to merchandize related consumer products in markets worldwide. It established a portfolio of brands, each selected for its niche presence and broader market potential. Some of its brands include Laurel Burch, Develter and Utopia Joe.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Contact: Gary Jacobson, brand licensing manager
P: +44 208-344-6691
Tottenham Hotspur represents style, passion and flair. The Club embodies these values by playing attractive, exciting football and boasting world-renowned players. Its unique approach is reflected in the way it works with licensees in the U.K. and abroad, constantly striving to take Tottenham Hotspur into exciting new areas of retail.
Contact: Christi Goddard, supervisor
Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the U.S., UPS has grown into a multi-billion-dollar corporation by clearly focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the globe. Today, UPS is a global company with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world. It has become the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Every day it manages the flow of goods, funds and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Contact: Olafur Sigurvinsson, chief executive officer
WikiLeaks and Julian Assange enjoy amazing worldwide recognition and possess all of the key attributes of a mega brand. Wiki-License speaks to a growing consumer demographic that is emerging from a tide swell of changing opinion across the world.
The Wildflower Group
Contact: Jeanne Perry, vice president, operations
The Wildflower Group offers a suite of licensing solutions for brand owners, manufacturers and retailers that enhance their brands, build their company profile and add significant revenue. It represents the non-profit organizations Girl Scouts of the USA and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the fishing brand Rapala, the home decor and furnishings brand Bombay, classics Goodnight Moon and Raggedy Ann and Andy and the luxury infant brand Bunnies By The Bay.
Contact: Richard Woolf, international licensing director
P: +44 0 7768 427079
Withit Licensing is an art and design licensor specializing in the exploitation of a varied portfolio of characters and designs that have been developed in-house. Established in 1996 with global retail and promotional successes, its brands appeal to wide ranging demographics and ages. It has retailed over $20 million and works closely with licensees and retailers such as Burger King, Wal-Mart, Auchan, Kohls, Claires and many more.
Contact: Naomi Takeuchi
1000 Cranes has four registered trademarks with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The 1000 Cranes philosophy is: 1. success comes from faith and vision; 2. Success comes from planning and execution; 3. success comes from embracing change; 4. success comes from Collaborative relationships; and 5. success comes from helping others.
Contact: Jennifer Coleman, senior director, licensing and marketing
4K Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, managing Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise outside of Asia. 4K Media is responsible for the brand management, production and distribution of Yu-Gi-Oh!
Contact: Lynda Pandolfo
P: 212-758-7666; 646-822-4208
4Licensing Corporation has headquarters in New York City and was formerly known as 4Kids Entertainment, the licensing powerhouse responsible for the highly successful international licensing of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, Cabbage Patch Kids and WCW. 4LC continues to develop, license and market intellectual properties worldwide, and was renamed to reflect its expanding business outside of the children's entertainment industry. 4LC subsidiaries include 4Kids Entertainment Licensing, 4Sight Licensing Solutions and 4LC Sports & Entertainment. In addition, 4LC owns the majority stake in Pinwrest Development Group.
Contact: Taryn Hutt
Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Activision Publishing is a leading developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. It maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the U.K., France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, mainland China and the region of Taiwan.
Contact: Janice Ross, vice president brand marketing and public relations
E: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
P: 216-252-7300; 310-426-8608
AG Properties is the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation. AGP nurtures beloved homegrown brands, such as Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake, and keeps them fresh and exciting with innovative digital media, entertainment, marketing and merchandising strategies that have garnered more than $5 billion in retail sales worldwide since 2002. AGP celebrates its acclaimed properties by communicating across all platforms through diverse channels of traditional and social media, merchandise and marketing. Its other evergreen brands include Holly Hobbie and Madballs. Newer brands include Twisted Whiskers, Boofle and Packages from Planet X.
Contact: Frank Mastromauro
Aspen MLT is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by legendary comic artist Michael Turner. It prides itself on creating and producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements, as well as collaborating with some of the comic industry's most successful companies.
ASTERIX, les Editions Albert René
Contact: Baptiste Cazaux
P: +33 145004141
Designer Albert Uderzo and scriptwriter Rene Gosciny created Asterix in 1959. The adventures of Asterix are relating in a series of 35 albums. To date, 355 million copies have been sold worldwide. More than a comic album hero, Asterix is now a global brand with many licensees, four live movies, eight animated movies and a new CGI movie coming in 2015. Since 1989, Asterix also has its own leisure park in France that welcomes more than 1.8 million visitors a year.
Contact: Carla Peyton, senior vice president, licensed consumer products
BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation. Consumer Products, within BBC Worldwide, manages a portfolio of brands including Doctor Who, Top Gear, BBC Earth and Sherlock in the U.S., U.K. and international markets. The business further extends brands across numerous categories through robust licensing programs. It is one of the U.K.'s largest licensors and a major operator in the international licensing industry. All profits garnered by BBC Worldwide are returned to the BBC to invest in future output.
Beijing Dream Castle Culture Company
Contact: Xiaoxiao Ouyang, marketing director
E: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
P: +86 10 68947260 813
Dream Castle, established in April 2009, is a professional cartoon business looking to create value for the original Chinese cartoon brands it owns. It has committed itself in seeking a practical way for the development of Chinese comic and animation enterprises.
Contact: Kristen LeClerc, studio manager
E: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Benton is an author, artist and creator of licensing hits. His It's Happy Bunny property has generated more than $750 million dollars at retail, and he is a five-time LIMA winner. His books are New York Times bestsellers, and one is currently in production for a television movie.
Big Tent Entertainment
Contact: Rich Maryyanek, chief marketing officer; Sondra Seecharen
E: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
P: 212-604-0064; 212-624-2461
Big Tent Entertainment is an entertainment company specializing in the integrated development and management of media brands. Formed in 2002, the company manages a portfolio across both traditional and new media while focusing on brand strategy, community building, viral marketing, licensing and retail merchandising. It represents the viral sensation Domo, Discovery Kids from Discovery Communications, NBC/Universal's The Biggest Loser franchise, Miffy in North America and 24-hour preschool network Sprout Channel, as well as global personalization brand Pixfusion.
Contact: Rachel Bader, director, licensing
Billboard, the world's premier music publication, has been serving the entertainment industry since 1894. Billboard and its popular music charts have evolved into the primary source of information on trends and innovation in music, serving music fans, artists, top executives, tour promoters, publishers, radio programmers, lawyers, retailers, digital entrepreneurs and many others. The Billboard brand and its content assets are available for worldwide product and services licensing.
Booth: D161; E161
Contact: Caio De Cesare
P: +55 11 50419087
Brazilian Brands is a project that fosters exports of brands, images and intellectual property or copyright that have been created and registered in Brazil. This business platform is the result of a partnership entered into between the Brazilian Licensing Association (ABRAL) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil). Besides promoting exports, it also contributes to Brazil's image and positioning, showing to the international markets Brazil's capacity to create and market brands, licenses, or characters for content and consumer products.
Contact: Taki Enomoto, senior director of licensing
P: 650-350-6500; 650-350-6637
CAPCOM is a video game publisher originating in Japan. It distributes famous games, such as Street Fighter, Megaman, Resident Evil and others to the worldwide markets
Carte Blanche Group
Contact: Julia Andrews, trade marketing manager
P: +44 0 1243 792518
Carte Blanche Group is an international creator, distributor and licensor of character branded products, including toys, gifts, greeting cards, apparel and homewares. It is best known for Tatty Teddy, the cute grey bear with the blue nose and the signature character of the much loved Me to You brand, which is now worth $500 million in retail sales globally. In response to a growing fan base, Tatty Teddy & My Blue Nose Friends toys launched in 2012, enjoying award-winning success. A nursery proposition, Tiny Tatty Teddy, has also been created, appealing to parents and grandparents of babies and nursery-aged children.
CBS Consumer Products
Contact: Liz Kalodner, executive vice president and general manager
CBS Consumer Products leads worldwide licensing for more than 200 properties. The diverse portfolio offers multi-generational opportunities across categories ranging from the iconic Star Trek franchise to primetime series NCIS, The Good Wife and Penny Dreadful, as well as classics such as The Twilight Zone, Cheers and Mighty Mouse.
Contact: Randi Miller, director of licensing
E: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cepia believes that sufficiently advanced technology, when properly applied, is indistinguishable from magic. It is perhaps best known for its application of its philosophy with its global phenomenon, ZhuZhu Pets, which was named as one of The 100 Best Toys of All Time by TIME magazine, and won Toy of the Year accolades seven times in five countries. It has created magic once again with new toy lines for The Happy's and Armadons and ZhuZhu Pets Entertainment, among others.
China Academy Of Art, The Dunpin
Contact: Bibo Wu, general manager
Zhejiang Dunpin's creative culture was established in December 2013. It is an independent brand of a comprehensive and creative culture under the China Academy of Art. Dunpin's brand positioning is "arts of living, artistry of life," providing products and services of the spiritual world and lifestyle of the contemporary China to its people and demonstrating the beauty of China to the world.
Creative Licensing Corporation
Contact: Rand Marlis, president
Creative Licensing Corporation is an independent licensing agency representing classic and contemporary films.
Contact: Satoko Sakakibara
P: +81 3 6807 0128
Crown Creative is a Tokyo-based licensing company with more than 20 years of experience. It specializes in fashion, lifestyle and character brands, mostly in the apparel sector. It represents brands for Japanese territories also owns and develops brands. Since 2008, it has successfully expanded its own brands, Rebecca Bonbon and Sugar & Babe internationally.
Crypton Future Media
Contact: Kanae Muraki, U.S. and Europe marketing director
P: +81 11 222 6655; +81 50 373 23921
Crypton Future Media is a music technology company based in Japan. It imports, but also develops, music software such as singing voice synthesizer Hatsune Miku. It is also the official licensor of the characters Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Magurine Luka, KAITO and MEIKO.
Contact: Mike Waldner, licensing director
As the licensing arm of The Saturday Evening Post, Curtis Licensing has been licensing their wide arrange of images to companies around the world for more than 30 years. Its collection was originally comprised of cover illustrations from The Saturday Evening Post and Country Gentleman magazines by artists such as Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, Stevan Dohanos and many others. Recently, it also added thousands of copyrighted inside illustrations, cartoons and images from its children's publications Jack & Jill, Child Life, Humpty Dumpty and Turtle, bringing its archive of images to more than 8,000 illustrations.
DeLiso, Sophie la girafe
Contact: Stephanie Arnaud, marketing and operation manager
P: +33 450010620
Sophie la girafe is an international icon created 50 years ago. With more than 50 million copies sold since its creation, Sophie la girafe is "the it" baby toy. In France, it is in collective memory with an outstanding reputation and is now sold in 62 countries worldwide. In 2012, Sophie la girafe became an evergreen license for the delight of babies and their mothers. It is a license with timeless, classical, reassuring and friendly values that seduces multiple targets.
Dentsu Entertainment USA
Contact: Lisa Yamatoya, assistant producer
P: 310-315-3019; 424-214-7107
Dentsu Entertainment USA develops, adapts and promotes animation content for broadcasters and media businesses in the U.S. and around the world. Founded in 2008 and based in Santa Monica, Calif., the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dentsu, Inc., the world's largest advertising agency and a leading producer of Japanese animation.
Contact: Antonella Rossi, marketing manager
Dependable Solutions delivers the latest financial management and creative approval systems and services to agents, licensors and licensees with Dependable Rights Manager, a contract-based integrated licensing system developed by experienced specialists in licensing, creative, and royalty software. It is based in Los Angeles, Calif., with offices in Dallas, London and Belgrade and clients across Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Finland, Hong Kong, U.K. and U.S.
Contact: Liz Thompson, distribution coordinator
DHX Media is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights. It owns, markets and distributes 9,500 half-hours of children's entertainment content and exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business. DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, Ella The Elephant, Johnny Test, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget and Rastamouse. Its full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has 10 global offices and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Discovery Consumer Products
Contact: Jereme Macready, manager, global events
P: 240-662-0000; 240-662-3845
Discovery Consumer Products encompasses all licensed product produced for Discovery Communications. Led by Elizabeth Bakacs, the North American offering includes a wide range of brands and properties under Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC and Discovery Kids. Led by Nicolas Bonard, the international offering includes the same brands offered in North America, plus Discovery Expedition, Doki and Discovery Adventures.
Contact: Eric Karp, chief licensing officer
Lima Sky is a mobile game developer and owner of the No. 3 best selling app of all time, "Doodle Jump."
Contact: Josh Jay Fields, president
Dr. Krinkles is full of the most innovative and creative properties. It stands out and always has exciting new characters, ideas and brands.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises
Contact: Brooke Purdo, senior vice president marketing
P: 858-459-9744; 858-459-9748
Dr. Seuss Enterprises manages the classic literary-based children's property that celebrates reading, self-confidence and the wonderful possibilities of a child's imagination. The primary focus of Dr. Seuss Enterprises is to protect the integrity of the Dr. Seuss books while expanding into ancillary areas.
Contact: Amy Schrei, head of marketing
E: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
P: +852 2157 5988
Dracco is a global corporation headquartered in Hong Kong with a commitment to brand platforms including product, lifestyle, digital, media, stationery and confectionery. It is owner of the top girls' license in Germany and is fully dedicated to product development, internal design, manufacturing and emerging trends. It has been in business more than 20 years and has extensive, worldwide distribution.
Contact: Kimberly Rice-Bogdan, creative director
P: 818-695-5000; 818-695-6674
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties. It has world-class creative talent and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. It has been named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune magazine for five consecutive years. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are produced in 3D. It has theatrically released a total of 28 animated feature films including the franchise properties Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss in Boots and The Croods.
Contact: Nancy Stimson, assistant to the vice president
Electronic Arts has been driven by a deep passion for making the world's best games. Its unique portfolio of rich intellectual properties is comprised of a wide breath of franchises ranging from rated E for Everyone to M for Mature. Compounded with its highly engaged fans, Electronic Arts is the definitive interactive company best positioned to drive a game-changing licensing program. Its portfolio includes Battlefield, Mirror's Edge, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Dead Space, The Sims, EA Sports, Need for Speed, Plants vs. Zombies and Titanfall.
Contact: Mark Viniello, chief executive officer and owner
Enchantails is the first multi-platform property launch from Over Active Imaginations, Inc. It has unique characters and fantasy realms, where children discover and learn real world facts while experiencing high adventure. It is targeted toward girls ages seven and up, and includes patent pending product concepts.
Contact: Evan Jennings, licensing assistant
Endemol is the world's largest independent production company and a global leader in entertainment programming. It produces more than 44,000 hours of content each year and partners with more than 400 broadcasters and cross-media platforms worldwide. Endemol Franchise Management is responsible for building its globally recognized brands beyond the television screen, seamlessly extending them into new consumer experiences and other forms of content through carefully planned and individually tailored strategies and partnerships.
Contact: Andrew Carley, head of licensing
Entertainment One builds long-term, sustainable licensing programs on a global basis. It manages the creation and development of consumer products and associated marketing and promotional campaigns for some of the most high profile film, TV and lifestyle properties.
Contact: Juli Boylan-Riddles, executive vice president, strategic partnerships and licensing
Epic Rights is a full service, global branding, marketing, and rights-management company dedicated to establishing next-generation partnerships between brands and entertainment-based intellectual properties. It has expertise in global consumer product licensing, corporate brand building, sponsorship and endorsements, worldwide ecommerce management and social media marketing.
Contact: Travis Rutherford, president
Evolution is a full service licensing, brand management, product development and sourcing firm, focused on identifying and monetizing all forms of intellectual property. It provides the platform that enables property and brand owners to monetize their IP by managing the entire licensing life cycle from initial concept through to the retail shelf.
Contact: Maya Kobray, licensing director
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Its productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Monster Jam, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE!.
Fire Flies Entertainment
Contact: Karen Adams
P: 212-561-1654; 347-268-6026
Fire Flies Entertainment is a new media entertainment company specializing in children's and young adult media. Its media includes the green children's book series Jordan & Justine's Weekend Adventures, the inspirational teen product Undercover Starlet Journal, young adult fiction novel and pop music brand Cameo by Tanille and the new young adult fiction series Broken by Tanille, complete with Pop R&B music by Tanille. It is seeking to license the rights to exclusively carry these products and license each brand for related products. Each licensed product will feature free music by Tanille and cooperative promotions.
Firefly Brand Management
Contact: Cynthia Modders, co-owner
Firefly Brand Management is a full-service brand management and licensing agency specializing in entertainment, interactive and lifestyle properties. The Firefly group represents a variety of brands including Poppy Cat, Laura Ashley, Subway Surfers, Artist-Mary Blair, ABC's Revenge, ABC's Scandal, Chloe's Closet, Anne Geddes, Etch A Sketch, Tapatio, Hell's Kitchen, Mr. Bubble, Spam, The Village People, Puggo, Let God Work, Enchanted Tales and Yummy You.
Contact: Katie Resnick, vice president events
P: +44 20 7691 6000; +44 20 7691 6552
FremantleMedia is a leading licensor of entertainment, factual and drama properties. The Kids and Family Entertainment division works with international partners to build global franchises for its distinctive brand portfolio which includes Strange Hill High, Tree Fu Tom, Kate & Mim-Mim and Ella the Elephant. FremantleMedia North America is expanding its popular game show portfolio which includes The Price is Right, Family Feud and Let's Make a Deal, as well as Celebrity Name Game, a new syndicated show developed by Courteney Cox and David Arquette's Coquette Productions. FMNA also acts as licensing agent for Conde Nast's SELF and Epicurious brands.
Contact: Paola De Villasante, licensing manager
Fulanitos is a Mexican brand with an international presence. It has more than sixteen fun characters. It also has animation coming out 2015.
Contact: Michael Dismuke, creator
Gamemasters Comics is a growing entertainment property. Think "Calvin & Hobbes" meets "The Colbert Report," this hilarious adventure centers on three kids that harness the power of the game Rock, Paper, Scissors and become Roshambo. All of the characters are based on children's gags and games like hopscotch, freezetag, leapfrog, red rover, pattycakes, dodgeball, tic tac toe, the thumb wrestler, spitball and more.
Contact: Jan Cantrell, global account manager
P: 765-287-2222; 765-287-2297
Cartoonist Jim Davis' company, Paws, Inc., located near Albany, Ind., was founded in 1981 to handle the creative end of the Garfield licensing business. Today, Paws is the sole owner of all copyrights and trademarks for the Garfield property and controls not only the creative angle of the fat cat's flourishing empire, but also the licensing, marketing and brand management of Garfield and the Garfield characters. Garfield has long been considered a classic or evergreen property because he has not only endured, but continues to be fresh and funny after 35 years in the limelight.
Contact: Cynthia Money
P: 415-989-5888; 415-989-7999
Global Pursuit is a worldwide licensing, marketing and brand equity company, focusing on the development and marketing of brands in the areas of media, entertainment, fashion, music and home décor.
Hasbro Global Licensing and Publishing
Contact: Terri Hidenfelter, director, corporate shows
Hasbro is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through creative expression of the its world class brand portfolio including Trasnsformers, Monopoly, Play-Doh, My Little Pony, Magic: The Gathering, Nerf and Littlest Pet Shop. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere.
Contact: Priya Chadagoban, business development
P: +65 63194176
With more than 14 seasons produced and distributed worldwide, Hi-5 World was launched in Australia in 1998 with five dynamic performers entertaining children ages one to eight with music, movement, problem solving and play. The "Hi-5" television series has consistently been one of the top three most successful preschool television shows in many territories. Hi 5!, the children's musical group, is well-known globally, reaching an estimated global audience of more than 2 million children across Europe, North America, Asia and Latin America with its tours, music and television shows.
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Contact: Julia Son, marketing manager
A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, it promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. It also organizes trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online.
Contact: Eduardo Tellez Giron, sales and marketing director
Huevocartoon is an animation studio with 13 years of success in the teen and children markets. Mostly Hispanic oriented until last year, these famous characters are recognized and licensed in more than 25 countries around the world. Its two motion pictures rank in the top 10 of Mexico's box office history, with a third currently in production–the first CGI and 3D Mexican movie for U.S. and Latin America set for release in 2015. The "Fabrica de Huevos" show runs in the U.S. and in Mexico, and it is constantly developing new animated educational and entertainment content for children and teens.
Contact: Aude Harem, marketing assistant and approvals coordinator
P: +32 2 652 02 20
IMPS, together with LAFIG Belgium, are the official licensors of the little blue-skinned characters, the Smurfs. Over the years, IMPS has worked in close collaboration with its agents worldwide to develop successful licensed merchandising, retail and co-branded promotions, publishing activities and broadcasting deals that have secured the everlasting success of the Smurfs. IMPS is run by the heirs of Pierre Culliford, the author and creator of the Smurfs, who is better known under his pseudonym, Peyo. The Culliford family has run IMPS since 1984 and owns the rights to the Smurfs characters and the Smurfs licensing worldwide.
Contact: Vince Chen, chief executive officer
P: 510-909-9633; 510-999-0715
Inoochi is a fresh and fun lifestyle brand that features quirky character designs that are cute and whimsical, with a twist of humor.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Contact: Suzanne Flowerday, licensing coordinator
P: +44 207 157 6163
ITV Studios Global Entertainment is one of the world's leading international television distribution and consumer products businesses. The consumer products division brings together home entertainment, digital, promotions, licensing and publishing under one umbrella, bringing its brands to life off screen through licensed partners and retailers. Its successful and diverse portfolio includes ITV Studios, wholly owned Thunderbirds Are Go! and Classic Thunderbirds. It also represents prestigious third party brands including Playmobil, Cut the Rope (Zeptolab), Matt Hatter Chronicles (Platinum Films), Village People (PGS) and Digimon (Saban Brands).
Joy Tashjian Marketing Group
Contact: Joy Tashjian, president
E: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Formed in 1998, Joy Tashjian Marketing Group specializes in strategic retail development programs for entertainment and fashion trademarks. It was the winner of two LIMA awards for "Best Direct to Retail Programs" for properties The Biggest Loser and Deal or No Deal. It is the agency of record for NBC Television, representing Bates Motel (A&E), Brooklyn 99, Hollywood Game Night, Parks & Recreation, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, shows on USA Network, Rob Dyrdek's Wild Grinders on Nickelodeon, Robin Zingone and Heather Shruk-Glamajama.
The Licensing Group
Contact: Danny Simon, president
E: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Licensing Group is an international licensing agency specializing in the representation of entertainment, lifestyle and corporate properties. It develops licensing programs for the properties it represents worldwide, in addition to representing manufacturers for the acquisition of licenses. It also provides licensing consulting services to a worldwide clientele.
Contact: Paula Kupfer, vice president, promotions and consumer products
P: 310-255-4061; 310-255-4928
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments of The Hunger Games franchise, A Madea Christmas, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, Roadside Attractions' Mud and Pantelion Films' breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
Live Nation Merchandise
Contact: Janet Dwoskin, vice president of licensing
Live Nation Merchandise is the merchandise and licensing division of Live Nation Entertainment, representing more than 150 top music and concert artists worldwide.
Contact: Peter Lococo, president
LoCoco Licensing's Keith Kimberlin brand offers the most extensive collection of kitten and puppy photography in the world. Founded in 1990, it is a full service licensing and design agency with licensed products in more than 70 countries.
Contact: Katie Rollings, consultant
P: +44 20 8849 8745
Ludorum represents the vibrant, contemporary world of Chuggington, where action-packed train adventures come to life. Preschool boys ride the rails with Wilson and his friends, Brewster and Koko, as they take on exciting challenges that test their courage, speed and determination. Along the way, they learn positive values and new skills, empowering them to become the best trainees they can be.
Contact: Lenae Pardo, event coordinator
P: 303-589-8603; 720-352-7949
Magnetarz presents Derbio International the official race day magnetic tabletop horse racing game that delivers the excitement and adrenaline rush of horseracing to all. Its innovative design and use of magnets offers a fresh appeal in tabletop games. Established in 2010, it is family owned and operated in Denver, Colo.
Contact: Erin Stephenson, project manager
With a powerful portfolio of iconic brands and popular properties, Mattel unveils new best-in-class partnerships and product offerings for babies to adults. Whether as an industry-leading licensor or a trusted licensee, Mattel is a leader in delivering unparalleled brand engagement through dynamic cross-category marketing programs and successful cross-brand partnerships that keeps brands relevant and everywhere consumers are today.
Mauricio de Sousa Productions
Contact: Enio Kuruma, licensing retail manager
E: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
P: +55 11 36135163
Mauricio de Sousa Productions is an entertainment company from Brazil. It is in charge of Monica's Gang and more than 200 other characters that can be found on television, the Internet and in magazines, books, apps and cinema. With more than 2,500 consumer products around the world, Mauricio de Sousa Productions is the biggest Brazilian children's licensing company.
Contact: Marja Kerkhof, managing director
P: +31 020 672 1640
Mercis, established in 1971, is the global licensor responsible for the management and exploitation of all rights relating to Dick Bruna's work including its most famous character, Miffy. These rights are exercised through highly integrated separate business units in the fields of publishing, merchandising and entertainment. Miffy will celebrate her 60th anniversary in 2015.
Contact: Susan Johnson, marketing
MerryMakers licensing features James Dean's groovy Pete the Cat, Bunny Planet by Rosemary Wells and Miss Bindergarten, created by Ashley Wolff and Joseph Slate. Established in 1994, MerryMakers also designs, manufactures and distributes a gift line based on bestselling and classic children's books, museum collections and historical figures.
Contact: Dante Sandoval
A children's toy and entertainment company, MGA Entertainment has grown from humble roots into one of the most successful companies in the industry. While toy sales fall all over the country, MGA Entertainment continues to enjoy success with its attitude towards innovation, product, quality, and the market. It has become synonymous with the next big thing and values building strong partnerships to both share, and enhance its success.
Contact: Clare Wiggins, head of Moshi Live
P: +44 020 7501 1900
Mind Candy, creator of the successful Moshi Monsters franchise, is a global entertainment company based in the U.K. Internet entrepreneur Michael Acton Smith formed the company in 2004. Multiple mobile projects are currently in development to further its vision to create the future of family entertainment for this new digital generation.
Booth: D161; E161
Contact: Jacqueline Mendonça Alves
P: +55 48 32548000
Mormaii is a genuine Brazilian brand born in the 1970s with the purpose of obtaining a better quality of life through sports and the contact with nature, family and friends. It is growing very strong in Brazil and all over the world, being considered one of the most important Brazilian brands in its line of business.
Moxie & Company
Contact: Arlene Scanlan, president
Moxie & Company represents and manages intellectual property on a worldwide basis, including entertainment, literary, trademark, art and design brands for merchandise licensing, publishing, interactive technologies, broadcast media, consumer products and promotions. It is devoted to making a difference in the marketplace. True to its name, it is not a company that retreats from creative challenges, and it strongly believes that its capabilities and credentials in breaking new ground and thinking off the grid makes it a natural partner for companies seeking passionately hands-on brand architects.
Contact: Dickie Armour
P: +44 0 117 915 4520
MyBrandEmail provides an innovative, online email system to world famous entertainment brands, sports clubs, celebrities and music artists that enables them to sell branded email addresses to their fans. It offers royalty rates of more than 50 percent and an exciting annual, recurring revenue. Its licenses include Star Trek, Elvis Presley, Garfield, MTV, Chelsea FC, Dexter, Scooby Doo, Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Adventure Time, Everton FC, The Three Stooges and Lady Saw.
Contact: Lesley Springfield, marketing manager
P: 678-685-8282; 678-804-7262
The MyMediabox application suite includes Mediabox-PA for online product approvals workflow, Mediabox-DAM for style guide asset management and delivery and Mediabox-DM for deal memo management. Mediabox-CRM (contracts, rights and royalty management) is the latest SaaS application that will launch in June 2014 and integrate with Mediabox-DAM and Mediabox-PA, delivering a "one-stop-shop" for enterprise licensing automation. More than 11,000 companies and 33,000 users utilize MyMediabox to manage their product development process. It offers best of class asset management and workflow solutions for licensors, agents and licensees.
Booth: D161; E161
Contact: Eduardo Grimaldi, general manager
P: +55 11 3266 6947
Naja Extreme is a Brazilian fight company founded in 2007. It has a complete performance line and more than 20 licensing contracts including notepad, toys, cosmetics, gums, bags and supplement for athletes, furniture and more. Its mission is to be the first in the heart and mind of fighters.
Contact: Jon Bizzarro, sales manager
NECA is a media and entertainment company operating in the U.S. and internationally with three segments: consumer products, filmed entertainment and online retail and digital distribution. NECA is the leading designer, marketer and worldwide distributor of licensed entertainment consumer goods based on some of the world's most established and beloved properties. Together, its divisions provide a comprehensive, end-to-end solution to elevate each property, maximizing exposure and reach, while protecting the vision of the creator. As a result of its singular passion and reverence for the intellectual property backing its products, some of this generation's most recognized content creators enjoy working with NECA.
Contact: Magda Krpan, communications manager
Nelvana is one of the world's leading international enterprises in the development, production and distribution of children's animated and live-action content. Its library has more than 4,000 episodes, airing in more than 160 countries and it has received more than 70 major international program awards. Its consumer products division continues to expand its portfolio by introducing new content and programs around key brands such as Treehouse, Franklin and Friends, Max & Ruby, as well as introducing new properties at the show, such as Trucktown. A leader in rights management, it has opened up new avenues for content delivery through strategic partnerships with pioneering companies.
Nerd Corps Entertainment
Contact: Shane Mang, licensing and distribution manager
Nerd Corps Entertainment is one of the largest independent television animation studios in North America. Its award-winning stable of original properties includes Slugterra, Storm Hawks, League of Super Evil and Rated A for Awesome, with experience on top-rated licensed properties such as Max Steel and Monster High.
Contact: Rosemarie Maracich
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the No. 1 entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. It has television programming and production in the U.S. and around the world, and consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Its U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the No. 1 rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years.
Contact: Rebecca Klemm, creator
NumbersAlive! presents numbers as fun and friendly characters who uncover numeric patterns embedded in everything in life throughout the world including in art, science, architecture, sports, nature, culture and folklore. Its playful numbers come alive through their own storytelling, captivating children into learning in every discipline. They are touchable in the form of soft plush numbers and also enchant children through their books and games, even interacting digitally on tablets. Its packages this creative, universal learning concept in two brands: Team Ten, for numbers 0 to 9, and STEM Squad, for high-level math and science concepts led by π.
Contact: Lorri Veidenheimer, vice president of global marketing
P: 717-293-4110; 617-226-3000
OpSec is the market leader in fighting counterfeits, with three decades of experience safeguarding brands, including many of the world's largest licensed properties. It provides cost-effective, integrated solutions in the areas of product authentication, royalty tracking, supply chain visibility, licensing management, consumer engagement and e-commerce monitoring and enforcement. Its comprehensive brand protection solutions provide licensors with valuable brand intelligence to protect revenue streams, product integrity and brand reputation. Whether it's combating counterfeiting, online and physical retail brand abuse or trademark infringement, OpSec is dedicated to ensuring that its clients are always secure.
Contact: Ines Kondi, creative services director, licensing
P: +44 0 207 432 4564
OutFit7 is one of the fastest-growing media entertainment companies on the planet. Its flagship app franchise, "Talking Tom and Friends," has achieved more than 1.5 billion downloads since its launch in 2010 and continues to grow with 230 million active users each month. The popular characters started life in the digital world and now Talking Tom and Friends extend from mobile apps to chart-topping YouTube singles, animated web series, innovative merchandise and a soon to be released television series.
Contact: Houston Whaley, executive assistant, office of Bill Bertini
Paramount Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing rights for all Paramount properties, from classics like The Godfather, Top Gun and Grease to more recent favorites such as World War Z, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Noah. Upcoming opportunities include Monster Trucks, Mission: Impossible 5 and Paramount Animation.
Contact: Allison Crossman, senior associate, brand licensing
PBS Kids is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. This year's booth features a portfolio of outstanding PBS KIDS television properties including Wild Kratts from the Kratt Brothers Company; Martha Speaks from WGBH Enterprises; PEG + CAT from The Fred Rogers Company; Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Super Why, licensed by Out of the Blue Enterprises; and the PBS Kids brand.
Contact: Melissa Menta, vice president
P: 212-730-0030; 212-293-8506
Peanuts Worldwide is a joint venture between Iconix Brand Group and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. It reaches fans through a global consumer products program, highly engaged social media, more than 50 animated television specials and a daily comic strip available in traditional and digital formats. A highly anticipated Peanuts movie from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios is also on the horizon for 2015.
Contact: Kristin Conte, director
Penguin Books is a global source of intellectual property, spanning across Australia and New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S. It is a company that has been telling great stories for more than 75 years. Its licensing and consumer products division is all about content. It transforms bestselling series and characters into other platforms for consumers to experience great stories in new ways. Its content is licensed across a variety of platforms, including digital, entertainment and consumer products, which are all supported and enhanced by successful publishing efforts.
Contact: Ana-Maria Vilcu, commercial assistant
P: +33 183643463
PGS Entertainment is a leading international brand management company, exclusively dedicated to kids and family entertainment. It targets broadcast, home entertainment, mobile, online, licensing, merchandising and music publishing.
The Pokémon Company International
Contact: Angela Durand, marketing coordinator
A leading children's entertainment franchise, Pokémon features a wide array of offerings from video games, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, animation and various licensed products. "Pokémon X and Pokémon Y" recently became the fastest selling video game on the Nintendo 3DS system, selling nearly 12 million copies worldwide since its October 2013 launch and adding to the more than 245 million Pokémon video games sold to-date. With more than 20 billion Pokémon TCG cards shipped globally and nearly 800 episodes currently in its animation library, Pokémon is a long-standing hit among fans around the world.
Contact: Elisa Magrini, event coordinator
P: +39 071 750 67 500; +39 071 750 67 586
Rainbow is a world leader in the kids' entertainment industry, dedicated to television and movies productions, along with managing business activities from concept to production to global distribution. Its property list includes Winx Club, Huntik Secret and Seekers, PopPixie, Tommy & Oscar, Prezzy, Monster Allergy, Maya Fox, Gladiators of Rome, Mia and me and Gon.
Booth: D161; E161
Contact: David Diesendruck, owner and chief executive officer
P: +55 11 33831616
Redibra started its operation in 1963, representing the Walt Disney Company as its licensing agency. Today, with the mission of strengthening clients' brands, it prefers to work with fewer clients and to provide 360-degree support. Its main brands include Capricho, Galinha Pintadinha, Coca-Cola, Fox, Fishtronaut, Paul Frank, Pac-Man and Tree Fu Tom. It has more than 130 licensees.
Contact: Anu Haapamaki, executive assistant
P: +358 207 888 300
Rovio is an industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland. It is the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise, a casual puzzle game that became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release, and is now the No. 1 paid app of all time. Angry Birds have expanded rapidly in entertainment, publishing and licensing to become a beloved international brand. Rovio has launched eight blockbuster games so far for different platforms–"Angry Birds," "Angry Birds Seasons," "Angry Birds Rio," "Angry Birds Space," "Angry Birds Friends," "Amazing Alex," "Bad Piggies" and "Angry Birds Star Wars."
Contact: Lou Ellman, chief royalty crusader
Licensor, agents, and licensees use web-based software from RoyaltyZone to manage rights, contracts, invoices, royalties, product approvals, digital assets, accounting and more.
Contact: Erika Meltzer, licensing coordinator, global consumer products
Saban Brands applies a global, omni-channel management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. It provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development to grow its portfolio of intellectual properties.
San-X Co. Ltd./Green Camel Co. Ltd./Ingram Co. Ltd.
Contact: Masatomo Kainuma, licensing
San-X Co., Ltd., founded in 1932, creates unique and fun characters that are adored by fans around the world. Based in Tokyo, it is one of the largest character manufacturing companies in Japan, specializing in stationary, plush and accessory goods. Its characters include Rilakkuma, Monokuro Boo, Mamegoma, Afro Ken, Kutsushita Nyanko, Sentimental Circus and more. Its operation includes production and distribution of plush, stationery, sundry goods and paper products with original design.
Booth: T191; T191a; T191b; T191c
Contact: Francesca Salac, licensing associate
P: 310-896-3262; 310-896-3320
Sanrio, best known for global icon Hello Kitty and home to many endearing characters including Chococat, My Melody and Keroppi, is a worldwide lifestyle brand founded on the "small gift, big smile" philosophy–a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. For more than 50 years, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique Sanrio products and experiences. Today more than 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are available in more than 70 countries and upwards of 12,000 U.S. locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and more than 100 Sanrio boutiques.
Contact: Roberto Hernandez Garcia
P: +52 33 33337579
Santa Manía was born in México in the summer of 2007 as the result of a dream to build a project that touches people's lives, and to promote positive values. Santa Manía has a variety of characters based on the Catholic religion that are also very attached to the Mexican and Latin American culture and tradition. It also has other non-religious characters, such as little angels. All of them express feelings and generate emotions.
Contact: Clariza Mione, projects manager
P: 212-343-6100; 212-343-6920
Scholastic Media is a leading producer of quality, family-oriented content across multiple platforms, including consumer products, feature film, television, video, interactive, mobile and audiobooks. Its award-winning portfolio includes the Scholastic Brand, Clifford The Big Red Dog, I SPY, The Magic School Bus, Goosebumps, The 39 Clues, Maya & Miguel, Astroblast, WordGirl and Fly Guy.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Contact: Deana Duffek, head of global licensing and consumer products
SeaWorld Consumer Products reflect stories, images and multimedia content about animals, trainers, vets and conservation efforts. Its goal is that every licensed consumer product shares a commitment to conservation, community and education in fun, engaging ways. SeaWorld Pictures launched its first documentary in 2011, "Turtle: The Incredible Journey." In 2012, SeaWorld launched animal rescue TV series "Sea Rescue" on ABC, telling extraordinary stories of animal rescue, rehabilitation and return efforts. "Generation Nature" launched in 2014 as a platform to inspire kids to connect with wildlife and nature and recognize the important role they play in the future of the world.
SEGA of America
Contact: Anthony Gaccione, licensing coordinator
Evergreen global icon Sonic the Hedgehog gets a new boost from SEGA with Sonic Boom, a new multi-platform franchise launching in the fall of 2014 with it's first-ever CG animated television series on Cartoon Network, new video games for the Wii U system and the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, and a new mobile app games. Sonic the Hedgehog's classic program is stronger than ever with vintage assets coming soon to all categories and retail outlets.
Contact: David Del Rio, vice president of business development
Sentai Filmworks is a global leader in anime and genre entertainment and manages one of the world's largest anime libraries with thousands of hours of content in release across traditional and digital media platforms. As a premier strategic partner, it offers industry-leading expertise in all facets of production, development, localization, licensing, marketing and distribution. It stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television, Blu-ray/DVD and digital distribution as well as international and domestic product and brand licensing.
Contact: Beatrice Chow, assistant vice president, publicity
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the landmark television program that reaches millions of children every day in more than 150 countries. It uses the educational power of media to help children everywhere reach their highest potential. Delivered through a variety of platforms, it develops research-based content, including television programs, books, games, mobile apps and community engagement initiatives, that supports early childhood learning, helps prepare children for school, and addresses developmental needs. Its programs are tailored to the needs of specific regions and focus on topics that help young children and families develop critical skills for lifelong learning.
Contact: Amanda Deacon, production director
P: 702-243-3036; 702-544 8214
iCan the Showbot is an endearing robot character with an infectious appetite for knowledge. iCan learns by interacting with his energetic collection of young friends who broadcast a web television channel for kids, run by kids. Upload a world of discovery with iCan!
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Contact: Shelly Gayner
P: 650-655-8000; 650-655-6025
Sony Computer Entertainment America continues to bring creative and valuable initiatives to the table while delivering groundbreaking entertainment and top consumer products. Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, it markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software including the established and well known franchises God of War, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet and inFamous. After a successful announce event for PlayStation 4, this promises to be an exciting year for Sony Computer Entertainment. Its licensing program provides the utmost dedication to consumers and retail partners throughout the licensing industry.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products
Contact: Carissa Diest, executive assistant
Sony Pictures Consumer Products generates awareness and extends branding potential of individual films, film franchises or television series through the development of co-branded promotions, licensed merchandise and retail promotions. It is seeking promotional partners, licensees and/or retail partners for The Smurfs 3, Hotel Transylvania 2, Popeye and Goosebumps for release in 2015. Its television properties include Justified, The Blacklist, Helix, The Boondocks, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Outlander and Better Call Saul.
Source Interlink Media
Contact: Robert Cooper Diaz, senior director, marketing and brand management
Source Interlink Media is a large content creator and a multi-media solutions provider. With more than 70 brands and 800 licensed products, it reaches 100 million people each month. Its brands include Motor Trend, Hot Rod, Lowrider, SLAM, Surfer, Skateboarder, Snowboarder, Motorcyclist and many more. All of its brands are open to new licensing opportunities.
Contact: Helen Wek, executive assistant
Striker Entertainment is a full-service global licensing agency dedicated to maximizing licensing opportunities and building brand equity for its clients. Striker's property roster includes AMC's The Walking Dead, Candy Crush Saga, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Insurgent, Ted 2, Chappie, Orange is the New Black, Black Sails, Orphan Black and more.
Studio 100 International
Contact: Marie-Laure Marchand, international licensing director
P: +31 765245394
Gert Verhulst and Hans Bourlon founded Studio 100, the leading global family entertainment company, in 1996. Its 360-degree approach covers film, theatre, music, digital platforms, publishing, merchandising, theme parks, live action and animation. Global brands are at its heart. "Maya the Bee" broadcasts in 160 countries and has more than 300 licensees and the movie is to be launched in 2014. "Vic the Viking" aired in more than 60 countries, and "Heidi" is currently in production with a new CGI series and has been sold to more than 70 countries. Australia also is developing the popular Blinky Bill character into a movie in 2015.
Surfin' Sam Company
Contact: Barry Mott
Make a Splash with Surfin' Sam! This cool dude, already a star of the surf, is expanding his turf. He's hitting the streets, board in hand, to catch a new wave of fans in all areas of mass merchandising.
Contact: Barry Stagg, head of marketing communications
P: 213-377-5100; 310-880-3193
The popular Tamagotchi has sold more than 80 million units in 54 countries and territories since the world's first virtual digital pet was introduced in Japan in 1996 and in the U.S. one year later. This passionate original fan base, now a vibrant group of young adults, inspired the evolution of Tamagotchi the toy into Tamagotchi L.i.f.e., a new line of lifestyle products that embodies the spirit and qualities of that original experience. Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. reflects the attributes of those fans, positive and cooperative, all with a contemporary cultural spin and a fashion-forward, trendsetting focus.
Contact: Yuriko Fukazawa, licensing director
P: +81 3 3371 6411
Tezuka Productions is engaged in management of Osamu Tezuka's manga and animation works including Astro Boy, Black Jack, Kimba the White Lion, Princess Knight, The Phoenix and Buddha. It licenses those characters in the fields of merchandising, filmmaking and publishing. It strives to deliver the messages contained in Tezuka's works: "preciousness of life," "beauty of nature" and "dreams to children."
The Elf on the Shelf
Contact: Tina Charman, national account coordinator
E: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
P: 877-919-4105; 678-460-0037
Since its launch in 2005, The Elf on the Shelf has captured the hearts of children everywhere who have embraced the magic of adopting their very own scout elf sent by Santa Claus.
The Real Tooth Fairies
Contact: Rachel Frankel
The Real Tooth Fairies is defining and enhancing the tooth fairy experience for millions of families around the world, with more than 18 million girls from 200 countries so far. For the first time in history, kids can now know their Real Tooth Fairy and explore her magical world. The Real Tooth Fairies is a transmedia character property that started in the digital space and is now expanding to everything from toys to animated content to party goods. With engaging characters and rich stories, girls everywhere have fallen in love with their Real Tooth Fairies and the magical tooth fairy world.
Toon Studio of Beverly Hills
Contact: Marianne Phillips
E: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Toon Studio is the fairy tale headquarters for the largest selection of Snow White, Tinker Bell, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty and other iconic characters to super charge your brands. From vintage, to classic, zombie and even teenage renditions, Toon Studio of Beverly Hills is your source for iconic, evergreen characters.
Contact: Adam Levine, licensing manager
The Topps Company is a leading marketer of trading cards, collectibles and distinctive confectionary. As a licensee, it produces trading cards and collectibles for such entertainment brands as Star Wars, Skylanders and WWE, plus major league sports including MLB, NFL, EPL, IPL and Bundesliga. As a licensor, it is the holder of such diverse brands as Bazooka Joe, Ring Pop, Mars Attacks, Garbage Pail Kids, BattleTech and MechWarrior.
Booth: D161; E161
Contact: Nathalia Cavalieri, marketing executive
P: +55 31 3281-6818
Toys Talk is a Brazilian high-tech toy company, with products in more than 20 countries and many success stories. The 2014 line is the next step in this direction, presenting toys with highly innovative mobile interaction and strong content.
TUBA n Co., Ltd.
Contact: Euddum Park
P: +82 2 512 2550 (2603)
TUBA n Co., Ltd. is an animation studio based in Korea that is well known for its skillful techniques on 3D CGI. It has more than 10 years of experience creating various portfolios including "Vicky & Johnny" co-produced with BRB, "Oscar's Oasis" with TeamTo and "LARVA." There are more than four other new projects in development and it is expanding its business scope to consumer product licensing, product development and mobile games to reach out to every single tier throughout the globe.
Booth: D161; E161
Contact: Ricardo Rozzino
P: +55 11 3884-1821
TVPinGuim, founded in 1989, creates entertaining, educational and distinctive children's programming. Its animation portfolio covers a diverse range of subjects including environmental issues, art, science and sci-fi. Its biggest hit to-date is the high-rated preschool series "Fishtronaut," currently airing in the U.S, Latin America and in more than 70 other countries. In addition to the animated series, "Fishtronaut" fans are also enjoying an online game, many iPhone and iPad Apps and a great selection of merchandising, and children have been singing along with Fishtronaut and friends at live shows all over Brazil.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products
Booth: O151; P141
Contact: Zahida Kazar
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.
Contact: Calvin Kwan, senior events manager
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands including Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy's video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs.
Contact: Teresa Fazio, licensing coordinator
P: 908-620-0931; 732-733-2160
The ubiquitous Uglydoll brand, designed by artists David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, is distinguished by a unique aesthetic and voice defining "ugly" as distinctive, different and beautiful. A worldwide licensing program is underway for all categories of merchandise. Universal Studio's Illumination Entertainment is also producing an animated feature film featuring its award-winning characters.
Universal Partnerships and Licensing
Contact: Colleen Foster, vice president marketing
Universal Partnerships and Licensing oversees NBCUniversal's consumer product licensing; film, home entertainment and television promotions; and corporate alliances for Universal's theatrical, home entertainment, television, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the company's vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. Universal brings an impressive slate including two blockbusters to this year's show–Minions, the spin-off of the phenomenally successful Despicable Me franchise, slated to bow July 10, 2015; and Jurassic World, the long-awaited next installment of Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking film series, scheduled for release June 12, 2015.
Contact: Akane Matsuo, anime licensing manager
Doraemon, one of the most beloved characters worldwide, celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2015. It is a robot cat from the future, with a collection of over 1,800 secret gadgets that appeals to all ages. It has more than 600 licensees generating more than $500 million annually in retail sales worldwide.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Contact: Victor Allen, vice president worldwide marketing
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. It licenses the rights to names, likenesses and logos for all intellectual properties in Warner Bros. Entertainment's film and television library.
World Editors/Piegrande S.A.
Contact: Pablo Bize
P: 56 2 22740972
World Editors is a publishing company based in Chile and the owner of Condorito. Piegrande S. A. is the licensing agent based in Chile for Latin America, México, the U.S. and worldwide.
World Wrestling Entertainment
Contact: Scott Halpern, global licensing coordinator
P: 203-352-8600; 203-353-5062
WWE is an extremely diverse multi-platform sports entertainment brand. It currently has four weekly television shows including "Monday Night Raw," "Main Event," "Friday Night SmackDown" and "Total Divas." These four television programs combine for more than 15 million weekly viewers. This past year, it held 12 Pay Per View events along with more than 300 other live events worldwide. For two years in a row, it also has been the No. 2 action figure brand in North America. Its television programming, live events and extensive home video collection has helped propel the brand to nearly $1 billion in consumer products sales.
Booth: D161; E161
Contact: Fabio Brauner
P: +55 11 5506 7350
Xtreme Sports is an extreme sports brand established in 1996. It has great identification with young people and its philosophy is "exceed your limits."
Contact: Andre Lake Mayer, senior vice president
Zagtoon is a French production company on the rise. It was created in 2009 by Jeremy Zag and Jacqueline Tordjman, who co-founded the Saban Company. Zagtoon has recently made a splash in the international television market by producing Ladybug, the No. 1 selection at the 2013 Mipcom Worldwide Screening. The show is to be co-produced with Method Animation, the Disney Channel, and Toei Animation in Japan, with Bandai developing the toys. Zag Inc. is a private firm specializing in kids and family entertainment. Its multiple divisions include production companies and animation studios, located in the U.S., Asia and Europe.
Contact: Steve Quirke, marketing manager
P: +44 207 0134400
Zodiak Rights is the international distribution and rights exploitation arm of Zodiak Media. Operating out of London, Paris and Los Angeles, it is a market leader in the worldwide distribution of television and home entertainment programming across all platforms. It also has a full-fledged merchandising and licensing arm and digital exploitation team.
Contact: Paul Hamburger, chief executive officer
Established in 1914, Admiral is a brand steeped in British sporting history. Admiral was the original pioneer of the soccer apparel market in Europe and North America. The famous ensign logo has been worn by many teams in soccer, cricket, rugby, Formula one, cycling, Olympic games and other sports worldwide. It is the official partner of more than 60 professional soccer teams in North America and supplies the West Indies and Canadian cricket teams. Celebrating 100 years, it is re-introducing iconic designs in sports performance, and retro inspired and casual sports fashion.
All-American Licensing and Management Group
Contact: Michael Gottsegen, partner
AALMG is a full-service branding agency specializing in client management, licensing, endorsements and retail development. It provides its clients with a global network of relationships as well as a track record of success. Founded by veteran licensing executives Michael Gottsegen and Tim Rothwell, it also includes Reed Nettles, Al Ovadia and Lisa Berlin Wright.
Authentic Brands Group
Contact: Jeremy Castro, marketing manager
P: 646-430-8361; 212-760-2410
Authentic Brands Group, in partnership with Leonard Green and Partners, is an intellectual property corporation with a mandate to acquire, manage and build long-term value in prominent consumer brands. Headquartered in New York City, ABG's mission is to further enhance brand equity through partnering with best-in-class licensees and direct-to-retail partnerships. ABG brands include Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, Juicy Couture, Judith Leiber, Adrienne Vittadini, Taryn Rose, Misook, Hickey Freeman, Hart Schaffner Marx, Bobby Jones, Palm Beach, Prince, Spyder, Tapout, Sportcraft, Ektelon and Viking.
Beverly Hills Polo Club International
Contact: Aleksandra Strafaci
The Beverly Hills Polo Club image evokes the casual, relaxed elegance of the Southern California lifestyle. The name Beverly Hills instantly suggests luxury, success, style, elegance, self-confidence and comfort. The game of polo, known as the sport of kings, strongly reinforces these characteristics with added dimensions of both the fun of competitive sport and individual physical strength. The brand is focused on major international expansion. In addition to its international distribution, it currently has more than 200 lifestyle fashion stores in operation, with contracts in place for a total international footprint over 500 stores.
The Brand Liaison
Contact: Steven Heller
P: 561-302-7838; 855-843-5424
The Brand Liaison is a boutique licensing, brand extension and brand management agency focused on creating lucrative revenue streams for its clients through licensing, strategic partnerships and other brand extension programs. Representing both licensors and licensees, it works closely with its clients to ensure that its brand extension activities compliment the strategic goals and objectives of its clients.
Contact: Mark Nawrocki, senior vice president new business development sales
Cherokee is a global marketer and manager of a portfolio of fashion and lifestyle brands in multiple consumer product categories. It has licensing agreements with premier retailers and manufacturers in more than 50 countries including Target; Tesco; RT-Mart in China; Pick 'n Pay in South Africa; Falabella in Chile, Peru and Colombia; Arvind Mills in India; Shufersal in Israel; Comercial Mexicana in Mexico; Eroski in Spain; Nishimatsuya in Japan; Magnit in Russia; Landmark Group's Max Stores in the Middle East and North Africa countries; and the TJX companies.
Contact: Matt LaFone, senior director of product licensing
P: 303-848-7000; 303-848-7061
Crocs is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women and children. It offers several distinct shoe collections with more than 250 styles to suit every lifestyle. Crocs footwear provides profound comfort and support for any occasion and every season. All Crocs-branded shoes feature Croslite material, a proprietary, revolutionary technology that produces soft, non-marking and odor-resistant shoes that conform to your feet. Crocs products are sold in 90 countries. Every day, millions of Crocs shoe lovers around the world enjoy the exceptional form, function, versatility and feel-good qualities of these shoes while at work, school and play.
Contact: Tim O'Connor, chief financial officer
Dang Chicks is a lifestyle brand empowering women. It represents women who are courageously fighting cancer, coping with the loss of a loved one or are managing a life with special needs children.
kathy ireland Worldwide
Contact: Claude Ergas, international marketing and branding consultant
Kathy Ireland is chief executive officer and chief designer of kathy ireland Worldwide, a design and marketing firm. Forbes magazine reported kiWW as a "$2 billion dollar business model." License! Global magazine named kiWW the 25th most powerfully licensed brand globally in 2013. It offers designs in fashion, weddings, home, office and more.
Contact: Laurie Russo
Laura Allison is the creator of the infinity hood design, which is simple, unisex and great for airport travel, professional and college sports, skiing, snowboarding, outdoor concerts, yoga, dance, hiking, camping and more.
Lifestyle Licensing International
Contact: Dean Berko, president
Lifestyle Licensing International is one of the world's leading licensing agencies for lifestyle brand development. Its featured property, Pampered Girls, is a lifestyle fashion brand designed to appeal to girls and youthful women of all ages. The Pampered Girls brand has more than 50 licensees and strategic partners, including an expanding chain of more than 70 retail boutiques and two stand-alone flagship retail stores.
Maui and Sons
Contact: Jessica Hernandez
In 1980, three young surfers from Southern California decided to start a cookie company named Maui's Chocolate Chip Cookies, but the business didn't last long. Now Maui and Sons designs fashions for surfing and active sports. The brand is a celebration of the power of nature.
Messenger 841 Project
Contact: Kurt Boone
Messenger 841 Project is a streetwear design group, publisher and marketing company, specializing in urban action sports such as cycling, running and skateboarding. It provides street graphics for soft and hard goods and promotes major brands that seek exposure in urban markets worldwide.
Old Guys Rule
Contact: Don Craig, owner
P: 949-492-2908; 949-542-7448
Initially designed as a beach-lifestyle line, Old Guys Rule is a worldwide brand that encompasses a community of men from all walks of life. With licensees in the U.S., Australia and the U.K., its products include t-shirts, hats and accessories for consumers ages 35 and older. While men eagerly shop the label, it is also very popular as a special gift from friends and relatives.
Contact: Mark Hagley, director
P: +44 0 1273 483336; +44 7967471406; +44 0 1273 900216
Plain Lazy is a lifestyle brand that started in the early nineties. It has a wide selection of products influenced by the surf and skate scenes such as t-shirts and BMX bikes. Its aim is to make products that inspire the customer to embrace a more laid-back lifestyle.
PopStar Club/The Beatrix Girls
Contact: Dax Kimbrough, head of marketing
PopStar is a creative hub for innovative ideas in entertainment. Its focus is in toys, music, lifestyle and media, including the newest toy sensation, The Beatrix Girls. The Beatrix Girls are a line of collectible dolls that are musicians, dolls and role models for a new generation of empowered young girls with great clothes, fabulous hair and original pop music developed by platinum-winning songwriters and producers. Each member of the band sings, plays a different instrument and even writes the songs.
Contact: Sutton Bain, executive assistant to chief executive officer
P: 646-564-2573; 646-564-2577
Sequential Brands Group owns, promotes, markets and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands that include William Rast, People's Liberation, DV, Heelys, Caribbean Joe, Ellen Tracy, Revo and The Franklin Mint. It seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the U.S. and in certain international territories.
So Pretty Couture
Contact: Asia Clark, owner
So Pretty Couture is a company that inspires females through fashion. Its brand Pretty Girls Club embodies how all females of any age should see and feel about themselves, and it believes every female should believe they are pretty.
Contact: Karen Diamond, principal
P: 201-310-2798; 201-891-5002
Synergy Licensing offers clients a proven, award-winning track record of building entertainment, character, corporate, fashion, celebrity and sports brands into widely successful global merchandise and retail franchises. It is a generalist agency specializing in all arenas, offering expertise in a myriad of category sectors while building properties into viable, profitable and long-term licensing programs. It draws upon a hybrid mix of large and boutique agency approaches, offering the experience and expertise of larger established agencies, combined with the creativity and senior-level client support that is the trademark of smaller firms.
U Koala Bag
Contact: Yan Ma, designer and owner
The U Koala Bag launched in December 2013. It is a hands-free bag inspired by koala bears. It is very useful and unique, and one bag has at least two ways to carry.
Urban by DS
Contact: Gilles Bendenoun, business development manager
Urban by DS images are created by French photographer Daniel Siboni. He is a world-famous fashion and street art photographer whose work has been featured in the National Portrait Gallery in London and in advertisements for couture fashion lines such as Chanel, Dior and Christian Lacroix.
Von Dutch Originals
Contact: Pardeese Ehya
Von Dutch is a lifestyle brand inspired by Kenneth Howard, the founding father of Kustom Kulture. Based on all things motorcycle, Americana and Kustom Car-Kulture, Von Dutch is recognized globally by fans and consumers alike as an American original. Groupe Royer, a French global licensing company, purchased the brand in 2009 and has re-launched various licenses worldwide. It has licensees in the U.S., Thailand, Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Central Europe and Brazil, with approximately 150 points of sale worldwide.
Contact: Jason Prescott
Manufacturer.com is a leading global trade platform that connects buyers and sellers worldwide. Its primary goal is to help entrepreneurs, small businesses and enterprise-level businesses work safely with verified suppliers.
Contact: Alan Cheung, marketing manager
P: 852 31299951
T-Link Inspiration is subsidiary of Tsuen Lee Group. It focuses on retails and services, cartoon products, parties services, brand agency, educational products and more.