Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s tried to trademark her name and that of her daughter Bristol. The reason? It was mentioned that “motivational speaking services” were to be provided by the two intended trademarks. They were filed on November 5, 2010 but questioned by a trademark examiner of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
“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.
Too bad, but there is an easy fix: “Please note this refusal will be withdrawn if applicant provides written consent from the individual identified in the applied-for mark,” the patent office said.
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