I think this issue will be common enough to have people go through the same process you're thinking of, to add a custom logo in place of the old and damaged one.The logos are glued to the panels and there is one screw underneath.
I know because i removed and wrapped the panels matte black. The logos were destroyed during the removal even though we heated the sticky parts. It can probably be removed safely but thats definitely not easy. So I wouldn't worry about theft
Ducati offers different panel options but makes removing the logos a pain in the ass. I think they want to sell you a new pair of logos for 60 dollars along with the panels. I am planning to make a different personal logo sticker instead of buying new logos. Maybe I'll just make the original logos sticker version for a few dollars instead of paying that much for the plastic ones.