1. Wednesday 28th June 2017


    It is with great sadness that we announce that Michael Bond, CBE, the creator of one of Britain's best-loved children's characters, Paddington, died at home yesterday aged 91 following a short illness.

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  2. Tuesday 29th March 2016

    Peggy Fortnum Obituary

    Copyrights is sad to announce that Peggy Fortnum, the original illustrator of the Paddington Bear novels by Michael Bond, passed away on the 28th March 2016. Peggy was an artist in various media, designer, book illustrator and teacher. She studied at the Tunbridge Wells School of Art and then at the Central School of Art in London. After being discharged from service during the Second World War following injury she concentrated on illustrating children's books from 1944 to 1989. She also worked on the BBC Television programmes Jackanory and Playschool. 


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  3. Thursday 24th March 2016

    Spectacular lights at Sagamiko Illumination in Japan with Paddington

    There are only a couple of weeks left until the lighting spectacular Sagamiko Illumination 2015-2016 ends at Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest, the park for which Paddington Bear serves as spokes character.  

    The lighting spectacular is made doubly special as visitors can enjoy the illuminations and the cherry blossoms together, spending the perfect day at the resort, playing at the amusement park and relaxing in the Ururi hot spring facilities, followed by viewing the lighting spectacular and cherry blossoms at night. Sagamiko Illumination comes to an end on April 10th.  

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  4. Tuesday 2nd February 2016

    McDonalds launch their Valentines Happy Meal promotion in the USA and Canada next week!

    McDonald's launch their Valentines Happy Meal promotion in the USA and Canada next week! The promotion which runs from the 2-13th February will feature over 4 million Paddington Happy Meal sized books, with a set of Paddington valentines cards shrink wrapped with the book.

    The McPlay app (available now) offers downloadable colouring sheets featuring Paddington and the opportunity for children to make their own Paddington Valentine e-cards. The book promotion with Harper Collins will feature illustrations by R. W. Alley, the artwork used for the Paddington publishing programme. Nearly 18 million Happy Meal-sized books will be distributed (over 4 million copies of each title) across 15,500 locations.

    The other three titles included in the promotion are Pete the Cat, Clark the Shark, Mouse! (from the 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie' series). This promotion is also being supported by TV advertising across Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Disney.

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  5. Tuesday 10th June 2014

    New Paddington™ partnerships and licenses for USA and Canada

    Exciting new products launching for 2014 include toys, apparel and accessories, puzzles, nursery goods, confectionery, bath accessories, healthy snacks, boxed toy sets, kids travel seats and more.

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  6. Monday 21st April 2014

    New Paddington Baby Product Line and Room Decor for US Market

    Trend Lab LLC and Copyrights sign license agreement for a range of baby products and room décor featuring Paddington Bear. Offerings will include infant crib bedding, room décor accents, and gifts. 


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  7. Monday 3rd February 2014


    Launched in the US and rolling out worldwide, babyGap has introduced a limited-edition collection featuring everyone's favourite bear, Paddington.

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  8. Tuesday 1st October 2013

    Stellar Cast Announced for Paddington Movie

    Producer David Heyman and Studiocanal announce North American distributor and all star cast for new Paddington movie.

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  9. Wednesday 12th June 2013

    Gap Announces Limited-Edition Paddington Bear™ Collection

    Gap announced that everyone's favorite British storybook character, Paddington Bear™, will be starring in an exciting, new gift and clothing collection for babyGap.

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  10. Thursday 18th April 2013

    Paddington Bear™ brings colouring fun and creative activities direct to HP printers

    One of the world's best known bears is set to star in a collection of downloadable colouring and activity sheets this Spring thanks to a new collaboration between Paddington Bear and HP.

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  11. Thursday 24th January 2013

    New international agents appointed for Paddington Bear™

    The Paddington Bear international licensing program is being further strengthened by the appointment of new agents.

    New representation for Paddington includes STUDIOCANAL in France, Lizenzwerft in Germany and Edebé Licensing for Spain and Portugal. Bulls Press has renewed its agency agreement for Scandinavia and in the US Copyrights are working with Lindberg Marketing

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