How they do it: Ford uses its iconic blue oval logo to license its use to other product areas besides cars and has build a substantial amount of revenue in this area. Licensees include categories such as aftermarket stores, dealers, merchandise, toys or video games. However the intention behind it is not only to generate additional revenue but also to widen the reach of the brand and ”bring the brand where the consumer is” (e.g. convenient stores).
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How they do it: In 2010, Toyota licensed its hybrid vehicle technology to Mazda. Mazda leveraged this technology to introduce a hybrid vehicle in 2013 in the Japanese market, based partly on the Toyota Prius hybrid technology.
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How they do it: Bayer licensing agreements can range from very comprehensive approaches and multiple assets to focused single asset options in early or later stages of the drug development process. This also includes research alliances under very comprehensive licensing agreements with academic institutes and research centers, whose technologies complement Bayer’s own expertise in our core research areas.
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How they do it: Between 2000 and 2016, Porsche licensed its brand exclusively to Electronic Arts to be used in a video game called ”Need for Speed”. The game’s audience was exposed to Porsche’s brand in the setting its exposure is most effective, namely, fast-paced video game scenes featuring iconic, state-of-the-art models of the car maker.
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How they do it: Levi’s is not designing and manufacturing new products for all its brands on its own but has several geography and brand based licensing deals in place. This allows a 3rd party to design, produce and distribute clothing under one of the Levi’s brands.
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