Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin File to Trademark Their Names
Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol Palin have successfully filed to trademark their names, the Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire blog reported.
Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and TLC reality star, and former Dancing With the Stars contestant Bristol Palin have fulfilled the requirements for trademarking their names absent any unusual administrative findings, said a rep for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Sarah Palin's trademark process began in November, with the initial filing covering "educational and entertainment services, namely, providing motivational speaking services in the field of politics, culture, business and values." Her application later was amended to include "information about political elections" and "a website featuring information about political issues."
Meanwhile, Bristol Palin's trademark will apply to "educational and entertainment services, namely, providing motivational speaking services in the field of life choices."
Sarah Palin paid $650 for her trademark, while Bristol Palin paid $325 because it covers only one area.
Their trademarks are expected to be registered within three months.
Sarah Palin, who starred in TLC's Sarah Palin's Alaska, also is a contributor to Fox News Channel.
Bristol Palin is set to star in a reality show for Bio Channel alongside Kyle and Christopher Massey. She also has written a memoir, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, which will be released soon.