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4-H Name and Emblem

4-H EmblemThe 4-H Name and Emblem is a federal mark with protections and standards that exceed that of trademarks and copyrights. Using the 4-H Name and Emblem requires proper authorization. Anyone engaging in unauthorized use or misuse of the 4-H Name and Emblem is subject to federal prosecution.

The U.S. Congress has legislated responsibility for proper management of the 4-H Name and Emblem to the Secretary of Agriculture, who has delegated that authority to the Division of Youth and 4-H housed at USDA, NIFA. The use of the 4-H Name and Emblem is defined through Section 7 in the Code of federal Regulations, Part 8.