Palins attempt to trademark Yet Another Cock-up®

It’s been more than an hour, so it must be time for another Spudnut moment from the Blundah of the Tundrah®:

Palin family attorney Thomas Van Flein registered for a “Sarah Palin” trademark three days after the 2010 midterm elections. A “Bristol Palin” application was filed five days prior to the “Dancing With the Stars” Sept. 20 season premiere.

SPalin™ application.

BPalin™ application.

Don’t laugh just because they’re trying to trademark their names. Laugh because it is written; no Palin Undertaking© can be free of SNAFUs.

The amusing kind that suggest functional illiteracy is a serious problem in Alaska:

Palin’s application also had other issues. When someone applies for a trademark, the patent office wants an example of how his or her name has been used for a commercial purpose. Examples include “signs, photographs, brochures, website printouts or advertisements” that show the proposed trademark “used in the actual sale or advertising of the services.” The samples submitted with Sarah’s form were a copy of a Fox News Channel webpage dated Jan. 11, 2010 featuring a story with the headline “Palin to Join Fox News as Contributor,” and a PDF file of a screen shot from the Washington Speakers Bureau website containing the former Alaska governor’s biography plus another screen shot of her Facebook profile.

As Orwell once wrote: “If you want a picture of the future with the Palins, imagine a palm smacking a human face – forever.”

[Karen K. Bush], the examining attorney [for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office], wrote that the examples were insufficient and did not show any commercial use connected to political elections. Palin was asked to send another example.

I bet $50 he sends a still from the caribou blasting episode of SPA.

Bush also had questions regarding the initial date – 1996 – that Palin said she first used her name for a commercial purpose. That year, Palin served as a member of the Wasilla City Council and in October 1996 was elected mayor.

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Bristol Palin’s application has similar problems as her mother’s [Bush got both applications. Revenge against her co-workers should start with desserts full of laxatives and escalate -ed]. It wasn’t signed and didn’t show her proposed trademark used in a commercial context.

The specimen Van Flein submitted for Bristol: Bristol Palin.

That’s it. Just her name.

Where’s the sad trombone .wav? I swear I saw it just a minute ago.

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One response to “Palins attempt to trademark Yet Another Cock-up®

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