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Lifesaving charity, the RNLI, pays £250 for the use of government's TT logo on its badges - and news of it has prompted social media anger.
A member pitched a question to the Department of Economic Development in a post to Facebook's 'Isle of Man News and Politics' page.
It attracted a wave of comments from group members.
Over 60 people commented on the post - some assumed it was true, others weren't so quick to judge, saying they hope the information isn't accurate.
However, member responsible for Tourism and Motorsport Rob Callister confirmed the charge - he said the DED agreed the use of the TT logo on RNLI pins at a reduced rate.
He added it followed discussions with the RNLI National Office, and insists the move generates 'considerable income' for the charity.
The fee is a contribution toward 'administration costs' in processing it.
It follows a social media storm in January this year when Bushy's attempted to use trademarked letters 'TT' on its merchandise.
The company was hit with a legal warning.
Manx Radio was unable to contact Mr Callister for comment.