Maurizio Distefano Licensing celebrates a decade of success!


This year is a significant one for leading Italian licensing agency Maurizio Distefano Licensing. In 2024 it celebrates the tenth anniversary of its foundation – ten years of commitment, passion, innovative partnerships, strategic vision, and intuition on winning brands that have shaped a successful path taken since day one.

This commitment has resulted in solid and long-lasting relationships between the agency and its Italian and overseas partners making it, according to License Global magazine, the No. 1 agency in Italy, No. 2 in Europe, and No. 37 in the world.

To mark this special occasion, the agency's distinctive logo has had a small makeover: the addition of a fun celebratory balloon!

Maurizio Distefano, MDL President, states: "Looking to the future, we will definitely continue to innovate and grow, always maintaining a high level of service and professionalism. We are excited to explore new opportunities and continue to build successful partnerships that allow us to reach new milestones. With my CEO partner Michela Marchese Patti, we want to warmly thank our entire team for their commitment and dedication, as well as our licensors and licensees for their trust and support over these extraordinary ten years."

About Maurizio Distefano The evolution of Licensing

Maurizio Distefano, an internationally accredited professional with over 20 years of experience in the sector, is President of the licensing agency and management consultancy that takes his name. The innovative and exclusive proposal of the agency is based on a holistic approach which allows it to analyse and respond to the particular business development needs of each individual licensee.

Maurizio Distefano, together with his business partner Michela Marchese Patti, selects animated series, movies and brands for successful licensing projects.

The properties launched and distributed by MDL are:

Entertainment: Cicciobello, Masha and The Bear, Bing, Bluey, Tara Duncan, Idefix e gli Indomitables, CoComelon, Blippi, Little Angel, Oddbods, Gigantosaurus, ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks.

Brands: Asterix, Canta Tu!, Polaretti, Moomin, Army of Apes, Fall Guys, Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Corto Maltese, Baileys, Guinness, ISA (International Space Archives), La Gazzetta dello Sport, LIFE.

Fashion: MDL is Master Agent Worldwide for PREMOLI+DI BELLA

Music: Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Backstreet Boys, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, AC/DC, David Bowie, KISS, Pink Floyd, The Police, Woodstock, John Lennon, Lennon & Mc Cartney Lyrics, Genesis, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis.