Sunday, February 06, 2011

Signatures are important

Everybody knows that. Everybody, that is, except, apparently, She Who Must Not Be Named whose trademark application was bounced by the trademark office because it wasn't signed. Who apparently believes that signatures are for the little people, not for Republicans. Either that, or she signed with an X and the trademark examiner simply didn't notice it ;).

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  1. Perhaps she marked it with her scent.


  2. No, the simple answer is
    1) asking for her signature is unconstitutional
    2) making her sign ANYTHING smaks of socialism
    3) her 8 years of undergrad experience taugher her .......

  3. Look, the name in that signature is TRADEMARKED! Therefore, if McHuntress (it sounds better if you say the word aloud) signed it, she'd have to bill the Patent Office, and that might anger them so they wouldn't approve the application. Or something convoluted like that.

  4. What, is she planning to sue those who use her name without her consent? Meaning, Faux News will be the only one who can cover her shenanigans without threat of retribution? ...Like anybody but them really gives a damn about Ms. Trying-to-claim-stupidity-is-a-virtue anyway....

  5. My guess is that she's going after the fetish toys that have her name on them (ewww! The right wingers who buy those things are *sick*!). Thing is, an individual already has an implied trademark on his/her name and image, and use of it for commercial (as vs. informational) purposes without the subject's permission is already actionable, see, e.g., Abdul-Jabbar v. General Motors Corp., 85 F.3d 407 (9th Cir. 1996). Kareem didn't need to trademark his name to sue GM for using it in one of their ads. It's inherent.

    Now, she may wish to trademark her name as part of a business name, e.g, like Arthur E. Andersen trademarked the name "Arthur Andersen" for his accounting business. But if so, her trademark application certainly made no mention of it...

    - Badtux the Baffled Penguin


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