Duck Dynasty is a reality show on A&E. It is also a growing business empire. Don’t let appearances fool you – they are wise businessmen who know about intellectual property protection. Their wealth stems from the DUCK COMMANDER duck call device used for hunting. The DUCK COMMANDER name has been registered with the USPTO since 1992, long before the reality TV show.

Duck Dynasty

Of course, the TV show and related merchandise are well protected. A&E Television Networks, LLC registrations and application:

  • DUCK DYNASTY registered for
    • Clothing, namely, t-shirts, sweat shirts; headwear
    • Household and kitchen containers; cups and mugs; porcelain for tabletops, namely, mugs
  • DUCK DYNASTY registered for
    • Multimedia goods, namely, prerecorded digital video discs and DVDs featuring subjects of general human interest; digital media, namely, downloadable audio and video files featuring subjects of general human interest; downloadable webcasts featuring subjects of general human interest; downloadable graphics for wireless devices; downloadable on-line discussion boards featuring subjects of general human interest
    • Entertainment services, namely, a multimedia program series featuring subjects of general human interest distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; entertainment services, namely, an ongoing television series featuring subjects of general human interest; providing a website featuring information on animals, hunting, and hunting calls for entertainment purposes only
  • DUCK DYNASTY – pending application for
    • Bobbleheads
    • Clothing, namely, pants, skirts, dresses, shirts, shorts, blouses, sweaters, sweat jackets, sweat pants, sweat suits, sweat shorts, swim wear, socks, gloves, scarves, under garments and outer jackets; footwear
    • china, namely, ornaments, decorative centerpieces, figures, plaques, and sculptures; glassware and earthenware for tabletops, namely, beverageware, serving platters, jars, plaques, figures and decorative centerpieces; dishes, bowls, plates, drinking glasses, figurines of china, crystal, earthenware, glass, porcelain, terra cotta, plastic and stained glass; ice buckets
    • Bags, namely, hobo bags, sports bags, handbags, clutches, purses, overnight bags, tote bags, gym

The DUCK DYNASTY name is protected by USPTO trademark registrations. And Duck Commander, Inc. owns more than 20 registrations and pending applications, including the following:

  • DUCK COMMANDER – registered for duck calls
  • COMMANDER GIRL – pending application for Clothing, namely, hats, tee-shirts, sweat shirts, pants, jackets, gloves, socks
  • DUCKMEN – registered for DVDs featuring hunting
  • FEAR THE BEARD  – registered for
    • Apparel, namely, shirts and caps
    • Decals and posters
    • Prerecorded audio and video cassettes, audio and video tapes, compact disks, laser disks and DVDs featuring hunting activities

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