by David Marrone, Assistant General Counsel
The DU “Duckhead” logo, “Ducks Unlimited”, and “DU” and are all trademarks owned by DU. Trademarks are valuable intellectual property, registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. DU licenses the trademarks to companies to produce items with the DU logo. For example, DU licenses its trademarks for clothing, personal and auto accessories, hunting gear, decoys, firearms, even insurance and a credit card. DU receives royalty payments every time an item is sold with the DU logo and name on it. When someone makes and sells an item containing the DU logo without permission, they are breaking the law and infringing on DU’s intellectual property rights. DU does not receive royalties to help fund wetlands conservation work when someone sells DU items without being a licensed partner.
Please purchase only officially licensed DU products!
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