Former governor of Alaska and Fox News pundit Sarah Palin has trademarked her own name — and that of her daughter, Bristol Palin.
Palin’s family lawyer, Alaskan attorney Thomas Van Flein, filed the applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The trademarks have been accepted and cover ‘Sarah Palin(R)’ and ‘Bristol Palin(R)’.
According to the examining attorney, there are “no conflicting marks that would bar registration.”
The Sarah Palin mark relates to “information about political elections” and any a Web site “featuring information about political issues.”
Palin’s mark also applies to “educational and entertainment services … providing motivational speaking services in the field of politics, culture, business and values.”
The Bristol Palin mark was filed during the ex-governor’s daughter’s stint on “Dancing With the Stars” last September.
Celebrities tend to trademark their names to avoid becoming the victims of cybersquatting and so they have a case when their name, or brand, is being used in bad faith.