Sarah Palin, a potential 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate is once again in the news, but this time it is because she has apparently applied for her name to be trademarked. According to our sources, however, the former Governor of Alaska has turned down her bid to get her name trademarked by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application was not approved because the forms were not signed, according to the reports. Thomas Van Flein, the longtime family attorney of the Palins filed the applications last year to trademark the names of the politician and her daughter, Bristol Palin. The patent agency said that the objections can be withdrawn if the mistakes in filing the forms are taken care of.
The office also pointed out the fact that Sarah Palin’s name was not used in commerce as the application shows. That could be taken as a point for refusal. The legal experts think politicians can do without trademarking their names because they do not get involved in commercial activities in general. Attorney John Tiemessen who is now looking after the application of Sarah Palin said that it can be fixed and the trademark will be given. He also told a reputed media entity that the proceedings are being done. The politician has been hogging limelight recently for a number of reasons.
Her role in the Tea Party Movement has made her a favorite with the media. The Tea party movement played a pivotal role in giving the GOP the majority in the House in the 2010 elections. The Republican leader’s daughter Bristol Palin has also proved to be a newsmaker even before hitting adulthood. The teenage mom also stole the show at “Dancing with the Stars,” the popular ABC show.