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Wanna use the FDNY Logo? It’s gonna cost ya!

Posted at 10:39 PM, Dec 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-24 00:22:54-05

NEW YORK (PIX11) — The Fire Department is protecting its brand, charging firefighter groups money to use the letters F-D-N-Y.

The department has demanded that the dozens of active or retired firefighter organizations pay a $100 fee to become an affiliated organization.

FDNY LOGOThe policy was enacted to stop outsiders, who rip-off “FDNY” and other city-owned trademarks, which bring in close to $24 million a year in merchandise sales and licensing fees..