Palin trademark application refused -- for now
Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Palin speaks at a Tea Party Express rally on Boston Commons in Boston Reuters – Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin speaks at a Tea Party …
By Diane Bartz Diane Bartz – Fri Feb 4, 6:26 pm ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's bid to trademark her name and that of her daughter, Bristol, ran into trouble at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office because the application forms were unsigned, government records show.
Applications to trademark the names Sarah Palin and Bristol Palin, both for "motivational speaking services," were filed on November 5 by the Palins' longtime family attorney, Thomas Van Flein, but were quickly slapped down by a trademark examiner.
"Registration is refused because the applied-for mark, SARAH PALIN, consists of a name identifying a particular living individual whose consent to register the mark is not of record," the patent agency said in an office action.
"Please note this refusal will be withdrawn if applicant provides written consent from the individual identified in the applied-for mark," the patent office said.
The office also said Palin's application failed to show that her name had been used in commerce and could also be rejected on those grounds.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110204/us_ … _trademark
it just proves what Sarah is really interested and it's making money..not being a public servant..
It isn't bad enough that we have to hear their names spoken? Now when we see them in print they'll have a little 'TM' along for the ride, like Band-Aids and Microsoft. Added pleasure!
As the evil woman herself would say, "WTF?" Hey, she could trademark that, too! WTF!
Is it just me, or is that the HEIGHT of egotism?
Why would she need to trademark her name? It's not like someone else is going to go out and speak and use the name Sarah Palin or Bristol Palin to get speaking gigs....
And yes, it makes patently clear that money and influence are her motivators.
Know who I feel sorriest for?
1. Todd Palin
2. Tripp Palin (that's the baby, right?)
3. Trigg Palin/Johnston (that's Bristol's kid, right?)
Maybe she also thinks that by trademarking her name she can control what is written about her too.
She has to know that this type of patent of a name is easily refudiated everywhere in the world except within the geographical boundries of the country of Africa.
As much damage as she has done to the name Palin, I cant see anyone rushing out to sign on to that bandwagon. I have always wondered what Larry the cable guy's last name is. He sounds like he is just as smart as she is. Hmmmm, could be, he like to hunt and play Army to ya know.
On a positive note, Mrs. Palin has been noticeably quiet since the "blood libel" brouhaha.
Michelle Bachmann has been gaining traction and taken over as the current Tea Party "favorite."
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