In what surely means Sarah Palin-branded perfume is on the way, the reality TV star has decided to "protect her brand
" by trademarking the names "Sarah Palin®" and "Bristol Palin®." Politics Daily correspondent Suzi Parker
reports that Alaskan ex-governor's attorney registered the "Sarah
Palin" trademark on November 5th, and that the Bristol name was filed on
Sept 15th of last year.
Sure, legislators publish plenty of quick-turnaround memoirs
but is it normal for a brand-name politician to do this? Nope.
"Politicians seldom trademark their name but they might do so to prevent
others from using it, for example, to sell shoddy, unapproved
merchandise or 'official' candidate memorabilia," Parker
search for other political figures such as President Barack Obama and
potential 2012 GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee, Tim Pawlenty
and Mitt Romney do not show any pending trademark applications. It is a
rarity, say trademark attorneys, for political figures to file such
Cue the discussion on "what it means" for Sarah's perpetual presidential prospects.
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