Washington Whispers columnist Paul Bedard at U.S. News reports that applications by Sarah and Bristol Palin to trademark their names and images have cleared a major hurdle and should soon be approved for the potential presidential candidate and her eldest daughter:
Sources close to the process tell our Suzi Parker that nobody challenged Sarah Palin's trademark application. Today is the deadline to do so. They also say that Bristol Palin's went unchallenged. That deadline passed June 10.Gov. Palin reasons for her trademark request: to protect her name, or "mark," for business and advertising purposes, political elections, entertainment services and for "providing motivational speaking services in the field of politics."
Each should receive their trademark within three months, said the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The clear sailing for both Palins is something of a surprise considering the attention they draw from detractors.
According to both applications, the Palins wanted to make sure that only they could use their names, especially in political circles.
Bristol's is "providing motivational speaking services in the field of life choices."