"Our focus is on reinforcing the Goodyear brand message and touching current and potential buyers," Ms. Ray said.
Goodyear has 101 licensees that sell Goodyear-branded products in 164 countries, according to Ms. Ray. The company focuses on automotive, garage, footwear and lifestyle products, she said.
"The hundreds of products sold by our licensees are made in countries around the world and packaged in many different languages," she said.
While Mr. Jupena did not give the exact number of the company's licensees, he did say, "We are fortunate to work with dozens of high-quality licensees around the world that produce the absolute best products in their categories."
One of Goodyear's licensees, SCL Footwear Group L.L.C., launched a line of Goodyear-branded casual footwear, dubbed the Goodyear Performance Collection for men, in 2016.
A licensee since 2014, SCL also markets a line of Goodyear-branded safety and work footwear, using the names of NASCAR tracks, such as Bristol, Daytona, Darlington, Phoenix, Pocono, etc.
Michelin is heavily involved in the development of all its products, including its licensed products, according to Mr. Jupena. The tire maker has robust processes in place to ensure its licensees meet company standards, he said.
"Our licensees are truly partners," he said. "We expect them to develop and manufacture innovative and differentiated products that contribute to better mobility."
Michelin also expects licensees to be secure distribution partners that properly represent the Michelin brand, as well as providers of exceptional customer service, Mr. Jupena said.
One long-time Michelin licensee is Remington Industries Inc. of Ooltewah, Tenn., which makes BFGoodrich-brand floor mats and other products. Remington soon will introduce a line of BFG-branded floor mats for SUVS and pickup trucks, Mr. Jupena said.
"Like all of our licensees, Remington has invested the time to understand our customers to develop a product that meets their unique wants and needs," he said.
Being designated as a brand licensee is not easy, both companies said.
"There is an extensive review process that includes financial viability of the licensee, product fit with Goodyear branding and product quality, as well as the licensee's business capability and current successes," Ms. Ray said. "Additionally, there can be other requirements in a given country or region."