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Duke University vs The Duke

Posted July 28th, 2014 @ 10:09am

If you're in NC, when you hear 'Duke' you think of the college (or maybe the porn star). However, people outside of Tobacco Road associate 'Duke' with John Wayne and that has been the basis of a legal battle between Duke University and John Wayne Enterprises.

John Wayne Enterprises is suing Duke University over a copyright claim filed by the University over John Wayne Enterprises newest bourbon called, 'Duke'.

The battle isn't a new one, Duke University has been fighting John Wayne Enterprises' attempts to use 'Duke' since 2005.

On Friday, John Wayne Enterprises posted the following:


What do you think about the dispute?

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