Sarah, Bristol Palin await trademark approval for their names

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New York, Feb 5 (ANI): Sarah and Bristol Palin are waiting for an approval for a trademark of their names, according to recent reports.

The application was submitted for Sarah Palin on Nov. 5 and for Bristol on Sept. 15, shortly before her "Dancing With the Stars" debut, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.

The former governor's name is registered under goods and services and her daughter's trademark is under educational and entertainment services, the website said.

As of now, the patent agency has requested more information, specifically her written consent to have her name trademarked and proof that her name is being used for commercial purposes.

Bristol Palin's application also had similar problems, according to the report.

"The real difficulty is whether the trademark office will accept it or not. There could be already another Palin not related to them with their name trademarked," the New York Daily News quoted Jaia Thomas, an intellectual property lawyer in Washington, D.C., as saying.

"The main reason a lot of celebrities want to trademark their name is economic gain. If they own a trademark to their name, no one else can make a profit off of it," she explained. (ANI)

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