Brand LicensingInterested in licensing one of our brands?
What is Brand Licensing?
Brand Licensing grants the permission to use intellectual property rights, such as trademarks, under defined conditions. Brand Licensing generates new business opportunities by licensing our strong portfolio of distinct brands that meet every consumer’s budget and needs. Through licensing our brands we continue to build and enhance brand equity and drive consumer loyalty throughout all touch points in the home.
Today we manage a wide range of licensing programs within different product categories and brands across the United States, Canada, and currently evaluating global opportunities.
Why License with Whirlpool Corporation?
Building strategic partnerships with our licensing business partners allows our licensees to go to market with any one of our established brands which consumers have known and trusted for well over a 100 years. Additionally, we have a dedicated licensing team that will support you to ensure you maximize the value of the brand in the strategic development of your business.
- Industry leading portfolio of brands
- In 2014, estimated retail value of licensed products was ~$2.3B.
- Dedicated team of licensing and brand marketing professionals
- Consumer insights – extensive information regarding target consumers and product fit for our brands
- Leverage trade relationships with buyer introductions and potential lead generation
- Benefit from Whirlpool Corporation’s scale in marketing major appliances
- Clear brand guidelines – product, packaging, digital
- Direct link from brand consumer websites
Product Development & Management
- Formalized product approval process
- Share customer service best practices
- Engineering and product safety benchmarking and collaboration
- Expansion into new categories
- Potential access to Whirlpool Corporation businesses globally
KitchenAid Brand – Current Licensed Product Categories:
- Kitchen Textiles, Cookbooks
- Kitchen Gadgets and Utensils
- Outdoor Grills (kitchenaidgrills.com) and BBQ Accessories
BECOME A LICENSEE
For more than 100 years, people around the globe have welcomed our portfolio of brands into their daily lives. We‘re always looking for licensees who share our passion for filling homes with innovative solutions that help create more moments that matter. If that’s you, submit your opportunity overview below.