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Deals of the Month: July 2019


Inside Licensing Deals of the Month

Top Gun

Licensed By: Paramount Pictures

Licensed By contact: Paramount Pictures, Bil Bertini, EVP World Wide Licensing, 323-956-5371, bil_bertini@paramount com

Licensed To/For: Mattel/toys (U.S.)

Licensed To/For Contact: Mattel, Janet Hsu, Chief Franchise Management Officer,

Kingdom Hearts

Licensed By: Square Enix

Licensed By contact: Square Enix, Phil Rogers, CEO, +44 2086 36 3000

Licensed To/For: USAopoly/tabletop game (U.S.)

Licensed To/For Contact: USAopoly, Maggie Matthews, SVP Licensing,

Team GB

Licensed By: The Point 1888

Licensed By contact: The Point 1888, Will Stewart, Managing Dir., +44 1277 4101 65,

Licensed To/For: Akyroyd & Co./apparel (UK); Zak Designs/drinkware (UK)

Licensed To/For Contact: Akyroyd & Co., Hannah Aykroyd, Managing Dir., +44 20 3034 0078; Zak Designs, Reggie Thomas, VP Marketing and Licensing, 509-244-0555,

Gabby’s Dollhouse

Licensed By: Universal Brand Development/DreamWorks

Licensed By contact: Universal Brand Development/DreamWorks, Joe Lawandus, SVP and General Manager for Global Toys and Hardlines,

Licensed To/For: Spin Master Corp./toys (U.S.)

Licensed To/For Contact: Spin Master Corp., Susan Lecter, EVP Global Licensing, 310-826-4914 x8616,

Star Trek

Licensed By: CBS Consumer Products

Licensed By contact: CBS Consumer Products,  Veronica Hart, VP Licensing,  212-975-6894,

Licensed To/For: GameCo/videogame gambling (U.S.)

Licensed To/For Contact: GameCo, Richard Maryyanek, VP Global Business Development, 917-653-7557,

Jimmy the Bull

Licensed By: The Brand Liaison

Licensed By contact: The Brand Liaison, Steven Heller, Pres.,

Licensed To/For: IconLogin/lock screen app (U.S.)

Licensed To/For Contact: IconLogin/FanGirl Consulting and Brand Management, Anita Castellar,


Licensed By: Line Corp.

Licensed By contact: Line Corp.,  Sehoon Chang, Country Mgr., 646-866-7789,

Licensed To/For: GBeye/posters, accessories (UK)

Licensed To/For Contact: GBeye, Emily Aldridge, Head of Licensing, +44 114 276 7454


Licensed By: Epic Games/IMG Licensing

Licensed By contact: IMG Licensing, Randy Klein, VP Licensing, 424-653-1878,

Licensed To/For: Uniglo/apparel (global)

Licensed To/For Contact: Uniglo, Nick Grover, VP Licensing and Merchandising, 212-221-9037


Licensed By: Viz Media

Licensed By contact: Viz Media, Brad Woods, Chief Marketing Officer, 415-546-7073 x235,

Licensed To/For: Funko/vinyl figure (U.S.)

Licensed To/For Contact: Funko, Lauren Winarski, Senior Mgr. Licensing and Brand Management,

Danger Mouse

Licensed By: Boat Rocker Studios

Licensed By contact: Boat Rocker Studios, Kate Schlomann, EVP Brand Management and Content Marketing, 416-591-0065

Licensed To/For: Funko/vinyl figure (U.S.)

Licensed To/For Contact: Funko, Lauren Winarski, Senior Mgr. Licensing and Brand Management,


Licensed By: Entertainment One

Licensed By contact: Entertainment One, Joan Grasso, VP Licensing North America, 212-353-8800 x5219

Licensed To/For: Mattel/building sets (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  Mattel,  Janet Hsu, Chief Franchise Management Officer,, 310-252-2000


Licensed By:  Schumacher

Licensed By contact: Schumacher, Dara Caponigro, CreativeDir. 800-523-1200

Licensed To/For: Williams-Sonoma/home goods (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  Williams-Sonoma, Cara Schlanger, SVP Global Marketing, 415-421-7900,

Russell Athletic

Licensed By:  Future Brands/Russell Athletic

Licensed By contact: Future Brands Ltd/Russell Athletic, Claude Troisfontaine,  CEO

Licensed To/For: Brand Machine Group/children’s apparel (Europe)

Licensed To Contact:  Brand Machine Group, Boo Jalil, CEO, +44 1992 538 003


Licensed By:  Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products

Licensed By contact: Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products, Jose Castro, SVP and Head of Global Collaborations, 212-258=6000,

Licensed To/For: Nike/footwear (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  Nike, Gary DeStefano, Pres. Global Operations, 503-671-6453



Licensed By:  Endemol Shine Group

Licensed By contact: Endemol Shine Group, Jane Smith, Group Dir. Brand Licensing and Gaming, +44 870 333 1700,

Licensed To/For: Superlative Foods/foods (Asia)

Licensed To Contact:  Superlative Foods, Angeline Lee, Founder, +65 6401 5507

Liverpool FC

Licensed By:  Liverpool FC

Licensed By contact: Liverpool FC, Markus Breglec, Marketing Dir., +44 151 264 2222

Licensed To/For: Roblox/in-game outfits (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  Roblox, Craig Donato, Chief Business Officer, 888-858-2569

Taco Bell

Licensed By:  Taco Bell/Beanstalk

Licensed By contact: Taco Bell/Beanstalk, Debra Restler, VP Business Development and Marketing, 212-303-1146,

Licensed To/For: L’Space/swimsuits (U.S.); Chubbies/shorts (U.S.); Diff/eyewear (U.S.)

Licensed To Contacts:  L’Space, Monica Wise, Founder, 855-330-9408;  Chubbies, Rainier Castillo, Founder, 844-278-3554; Diff Charitable Eyewear, Chad Jernigan, Founder, 310-354-5929

Paw Patrol

Licensed By:  Spin Master Entertainment

Licensed By contact: Spin Master Entertainment, Adam Beder, VP Licensing, 416-364-6002 x2256,

Licensed To/For: CandyRific/candy fans (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  CandyRific, Clark Taylor, VP Sales,  360-921-4636,

Game of Thrones

Licensed By:  HBO

Licensed By contact: HBO, Jeff Peters, VP Licensing, 212-512-1000,

Licensed To/For: Mattel/Mega Brands/construction sets

Licensed To Contact:  Mattel/Mega Brands, Janet Hsu, Chief Franchise Management Officer, 310-252-2000,


Licensed By:  343 Industries/Microsoft

Licensed By contact: 343 Industries/Microsoft, John Friend, Head of Consumer Products,

Licensed To/For: Wicked Cool Toys/toys (global)

Licensed To Contact:  Wick Cool Toys, Jeremy Padawer, Co-CEO, 310-804-4353,

Thomas Keller

Licensed By:  Thomas Keller Restaurant Group

Licensed By contact: Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, David Cianattori, CFO, 707-754-4195

Licensed To/For: Cangshan Cutlery Group/knives (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  Cangshan Cutlery Group, Henry Liu, Pres., 909-628-2345

Line Friends

Licensed By:  Line Corp.

Licensed By contact: Line Corp., Sally Umsted, Head of Licensing,

Licensed To/For:  Gund/stuffed animals (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  Lauren Duechene, VP Marketing, 732-248-1500

Pop Figures

Licensed By:  Funko

Licensed By contact: Funko, Lauren Winarski, Licensing and Brand Manager,

Licensed To/For:  Universal Games/mobile game (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  Universal Brand Development, Chris Heatherly, EVP Games and Digital Platforms, 323-954-2400,


Licensed By: The Art Ask Agency

Licensed By contact: The Art Ask Agency, Maria Strid, Dir., +34 936 45 22 25

Licensed To/For: Tendam Group/Cortefiel/apparel (Europe)

Licensed To Contact:  Tendam Group, Jaume Miquel, CEO +34 91 387 34 27


Licensed By: King Features

Licensed By contact: King Features, Jarred Goro, VP North American Licensing, 212-969-7550,

Licensed To/For: Legion Studios/collectibles (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  Legion Studios, David Casi, Co-Owner


Licensed By: Konami Cross Media NY

Licensed By contact: Konami Cross Media NY, Jennifer Coleman, VP Licensing and Marketing,  212-590-2120

Licensed To/For: My Arcade/gaming devices (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  My Arcade, Amir Navid, Creative Dir.,  310-222-1045sed By:  Sony ATV Music Publishing


Licensed By: Apple Corps

Licensed By contact: Apple Corps, Paul Cole, Dir. Merchandise Licensing, +44 20 7761 9600

Licensed To: Stella McCartney/apparel (global)

Licensed To Contact:  Stella McCartney, Caroline DeRoche Pasquier, Chief Marketing Officer, +44 20 7898 2710


Licensed By:  Hustler

Licensed By contact: Hustler, Philip Del Rio, VP Retail and Licensing, 323-651-5400

Licensed to/for: GloBrands/energy drinks, condoms (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  GloBrands, Andrei McQuillan, VP Marketing, 707-778-6041

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Licensed By:  9 Story Media

Licensed By contact: 9 Story Media, Kristen Lecour, VP Consumer Products, 416-530-9900,

Licensed to/for: Topix Media Lab/paperback (U.S.);  Kahootz Toys/Colorforms (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact: Topix Media Labs, Phil Sexton, VP, 646-476-8860; Kahootz Toys, Douglas Cass, Owner, 734-222-9798 x226,

Umbrella Academy

Licensed By:  Striker Entertainment

Licensed By contact: Striker Entertainment, Russell Binder, Partner, 818-225-9355,

Licensed to/for: Just Play/Xtreme Play/collectibles

Licensed To Contact: Just Play/Xtreme Play, Stacy Showmaker, Brand Mgr., 215-953-1208,

Karen Millen

Licensed By:  IMG/Karen Millen

Licensed By contact: IMG, Tim Smith, Licensing Dir., +44 20 8233 5000,; Karen Millen, Beth Butterwick, Managing Dir., +44 345 257 2257

Licensed to/for: Gecko/jewelry (UK)

Licensed To Contact: Gecko, Andrew Morton, Managing Dir., +44 1376 532000

Royal Horticultural Society

Licensed By:  Royal Horticultural Society

Licensed By contact: Royal Horticultural Society, Shereen Llewellin, Licensing Executive, +44 20 3176 5800,

Licensed to/for: Hotter/shoes (UK)

Licensed To Contact: Hotter, Victoria Betts, Omni-Channel Dir., +44 1695 712 700

Manchester City

Licensed By:  Manchester City

Licensed By contact: Manchester City, Serena Gosling, Dir. Licensing and Retail, +44 161 444 1894

Licensed to/for: Puma/team kits (global)

Licensed To Contact: Puma, Evy Bronneberg, General Mgr.and Head of Licensing,


Licensed By:  DHX Media

Licensed By contact: DHX Media, Lara Ilie, VP Rights Strategy, 902-423-0260,

Licensed to/for: Poetic Brands/apparel

Licensed To Contact: Poetic Brands, Elliot Matthews, Managing Dir.  +44 7788 425033

Garbage Pail Kids

Licensed By contact: Topps, Ira Friedman, VP Global Licensing, 212-376-0596,

Licensed to/for: Atomic Toy Box Entertainment/ enamel pin, lanyard (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact: Atomic Toy Box Entertainment, Michael Polis, President, 323-646-5575

Wallace & Gromit

Licensed By:  Start Licensing/Aardman Studios

Licensed By contact: Start Licensing, Ian Downes, Founder, +44 208 337 7958,; Aardman Studios, Robert Goodchild, Heading of Licensing, +44 117 307 1294,

Licensed to/for:  Myne Cards/bank cards (UK)

Licensed To Contact:  Myne Cards, Alex Milburn, Dir.,

Fred Segal

Licensed By:  Global Icons

Licensed By contact: Global Icons, Jeff Lotman, CEO,  310-873-3560,

Licensed to/for:  Vitamin A Enterprises/swim suits (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  Vitamin A,,  Amahlia Stevens, Founder, 949-494-0283



Licensed By:  The Emoji Co.

Licensed By contact: Marcos Husges, CEO, +49 2132 9679 643,

Licensed to/for:  The Hershey Co./candy (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  The Hershey Co., Ernie Savo, Dir. Global Licensing, 717-508-3112,

Sam Toft

Licensed By: Sam Toft

Licensed By contact: Sam Toft, Sam Toft, Owner, +44 1273 735732

Licensed to/for:  Pyramid International/The Art Group/homegoods (UK)

Licensed To Contact:  Pyramid International/The Art Group, Ian Rivers, Creative Dir., +44 116 284 3645

Scott Naismith

Licensed By: Scott Naismith

Licensed By contact: Wychwood Art, Deborah Allan,  Dir., +44 7799 5357 65,

Licensed to/for:  Pyramid International/The Art Group/homegoods (UK)

Licensed To Contact:  Pyramid International/The Art Group, Ian Rivers, Creative Dir., +44 116 284 3645

Frida Kahlo

Licensed By: Frida Kahlo Corp./Art Ask Agency

Licensed By contact: Art Ask Agency, Maria Strid,  Owner, +34 936 452 225

Licensed to/for:  Vans/footwear (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  Vans, Doug Paladini, Global Brand Pres., 949-373-0100,

Shark Week

Licensed By: Discovery Consumer Products

Licensed By contact: Discovery Consumer Products, Carolann Dunn, VP Licensing, 212-548-5759,

Licensed to/for:  Vans/footwear (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact:  Vans, Doug Paladini, Global Brand Pres., 949-373-0100,


Licensed By: Bravado International

Licensed By contact: Bravado International, Frank Bartolotta, SVP Brand, Partnerships, Licensing, 212-445-3400,

Licensed to/for:  Montegrappa/pens (global)

Licensed To Contact:  Montegrappa, Giuseppe Aquila, CEO, +39 424 522 232

Stranger Things

Licensed By: Netflix

Licensed By contact: Netflix, Tara Sinclair, Global Business Development Consumer Products,

Licensed to/for:  T-Mobile US/Walkie-Talkie (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact: T-Mobile U.S., Matt Staneff, Chief Marketing Officer, 425-378-4000

Sailor Moon

Licensed By: Viz Media

Licensed By contact: Viz Media, Brad Woods, Chief Marketing Officer, 415-546-7073 x235,

Licensed to/for:  Uniqlo/apparel (global)

Licensed To Contact: Uniqlo, Nick Grover, VP Licensing, Merchandising and Marketing, 415-262-9923


Licensed By: Peanuts Worldwide

Licensed By contact: Peanuts Worldwide, Roz Nowicki, EVP, 212-293-8555,

Licensed to/for:  Super7/action figures  (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact: Super7, Brian Flynn, Founder, 415-374-7190

Robert Thomas

Licensed By: Robert Thomas Iron Design

Licensed By contact: Robert Thomas Iron Design,  Robert Thomas, Owner, 843-303-9435

Licensed to/for:  Smithey Ironware Co./skillets (U.S.)

Licensed To Contact: Smithey Ironware  Co.,  Will Copenhaver, VP Sales and Marketing, 843-619-0082


Licensed By: Sony Pictures Consumer Products

Licensed By contact:  Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Jamie Stevens, EVP Worldwide Consumer Products, 310-244-6269,

Licensed to/for:   Adidas/Reebok/footwear  (U.S.)

Licensed to/for Contact: Adidas/Rebok, Kelli McKenna, Head of Brand Licensing, 857-443-2000

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Licensed By: Universal PIctures

Licensed By contact:  Universal Pictures,  Ryan Clinton, VP Strategy & Business Development,

Licensed to/for:   Pepsico/Lipton/Brisk ice tea  (U.S.)

Licensed to/for Contact: Katrina McDonald, Senior Dir. Pepsi Lipton Joint Venture,  914-253-2000

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