Publishers Licensing Society renamed Publishers’ Licensing Services

Laura Rutkowski

The Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) has been renamed to Publishers’ Licensing Services, which will be implemented with immediate effect.

This comes after PLS revaluated the past 36 years and decided that a rebrand would better reflect its values as a service-focused, forward-looking and responsive organisation – while maintaining the PLS identity that publishers and industry partners are so familiar with.

The new name is designed to reflect PLS’s increasing dialogue with and growing responsiveness to publishers’ needs and wishes.  

With this change, PLS is also growing its range of services under a single themed brand. These include the PLS Account Manager (formerly PLSe) website pages and the PLS Permissions website (, which covers permissions management services including Permissions Assist, Permissions Direct and Permissions Request.

Launched earlier this year, PLS Permissions was awarded the Innovator of the Year title at the Stationers’ Innovation Excellence Awards for 2017.

The PLS name reboot coincides with the European launch of the PLS Permissions service at the Frankfurt Book Fair, which takes place from 11-15 October. 

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