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Sarah Palin files paperwork to trademark her name

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posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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YAHOO NEWS

As Politics Daily's Suzi Parker reports, Palin recently filed paperwork with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark her name, as well as the name of her oldest daughter Bristol, who's become something of a celebrity brand in her own right.

Palin's paperwork was filed in November, shortly before the premiere of her TLC show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska." Bristol Palin's application was filed in September, a few days before she began her own reality TV stint on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." The applications are still pending, amid several queries by the Patent office.


Okay... it could be a smart thing ... or it could be just plain silly. I haven't decided. If she's running for office in the future (which I doubt), then this could protect her from all sorts of smeary things. If she's still selling herself as a brand (Like 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'), it protects from infringment upon her money making.

Then again, it could be just plain ol' silly and egotistical on her part. Then again, considering the PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrom) that is going around ... it could be smart. Obviously she thinks she's going to be around for a while, or she wouldn't have bothered to trademark her name or Bristols. BTW .. I'm not seeing the 'celebrity brand' for Bristol. The kid went on Dancing With the Stars and has a baby with that dweeb ... Levy (or whatever his name is). Dunno' why she included Bristol.




posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 01:20 PM
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No idea.

I suspect it is to avoid folks trying to make money off her name in late night infomercials..."buy now! Only 10 limited edition, Sarah Palin, sniper scopes are left! Order now and recieve absolutely free this "You Betcha" T-shirt"



posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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Seems like a waste of time.

Anyone that claims her name deserves what they get.



posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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I'm thinking that could be exactly right. She's shown that she can market .. and it seems she may have some new marketing thing coming up. Who knows. It could be to protect herself if she ran for POTUS ... but I think that'd be a lost cause. It would be impossible for her to keep up with all the trademark violations if she did run. The media would have a field day.



posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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To me, this just shows how little Palin knows about what a trademark does.

If she thinks it will protect her name from being used in stories or in blogs...she is an idiot (well we already know that...but it just proves that she is more of an idiot).


All a trademark on her name will do is stop someone else from pretending to be Sarah Palin, or if they tried to use her name or image to sell something.

The news can still report that "Sarah Palin puts foot in mouth again"....a blogger could still state "Sarah Palin is a moron". I could still write this post without being in trademark infringement.
edit on 4-2-2011 by MindSpin because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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Personal names can't be trademarked.

If Palin would pull her head from her ass long enough to try and understand how the law worked she wouldn't have bothered wasting the courts time.

PERSONAL NAMES: Trademark Issues



posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 01:47 PM
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Someone should trademark the phrase "you betcha" and charge her a fee every time she uses it.


Seriously, as the poster above me has stated, you can not trademark your name.



posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 01:54 PM
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Maybe part of this is just concernt that her name may be misused in some way or another... then again as you may suspect, could be for money. Well, it's her life...

I do believe she'll be running for president. Maybe she'll get the deep south and Alaska, probably no more than that.



posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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dweeb? Do they still say that?



I think it's just more grandstanding by the ex gov. of Alaska.

I would think her people would know that you can't trademark a proper name. Now she even looks more stupid.

She might be able to copyright her name; I doubt it though.

library.findlaw.com...

www.videomaker.com...
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posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa
dweeb? Do they still say that?

OKAY .. so I'm old!


She might be able to copyright her name; I doubt it though.

The article says that Billy Joel did it. So it can be done.
I'm just wondering ... WHY? It's not important of course,
but this is a discussion board so .. I'm discuss'n



posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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How much of a narcissist do you have to be to trademark your own name?

really this woman bugs the hell out of me sometimes.



posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 03:26 PM
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Billy Joel isn't his actual name, his name is William Joseph Martin Joel, and that name is not trademarked (nor can it be). "Billy Joel" is incorporated, is a stage name, and copyrighted as such. In this case, it's more akin to "Aerosmith" or "Led Zeppelin" as being protected. Technically his is a "service mark" and not a trademark, and it would only keep another performer (someone within the same service industry as Billy Joel, in other words, the music biz) from headlining as "Billy Joel".

You know there has to be other people out there with the name "Sarah Palin", the reason you CAN'T trademark a personal name is what would happen to everyone else with that name?
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posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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I bet she's really doing this so she can sue the guys who make the "Nailin' Palin" porno movies if they produce any more.



posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 10:53 PM
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I'm all for it






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