Thursday, September 11, 2008



'Palin Not Stalin' & 'Palin Pink' Trademarked

The tragic choice of John McCain two weeks ago, to ask Sarah Palin to be his running mate, is having repercussions in many ways across American culture and life. Who would have predicted anyone, much less four people, taking out trademark applications related to her?

On a lark, looking for a few laughs, I searched the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office's web site for recent trademarks related to Palin. Four hits were returned, each with either charm or weirdness.

Click here to visit the trademark search engine, then enter "palin" as the term, and you'll be linked to the four applications.

Let's check them out, and I hope your funny bone is tickled:

Word Mark
PALIN PINK
Goods and Services
IC 003. US 001 004 006 050 051 052. G & S: Cosmetics; Cosmetics and make-up; Cosmetics, namely lip primer
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number
77563394
Filing Date September 5, 2008
Current Filing Basis 1B Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Wilson, Nicole L. INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 3701 Lambson Road Baltimore MARYLAND 21220
Type of Mark
TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator
LIVE
You go, girl! Are there enough GOP women and drag queens to make such beauty products with this color profitable? Probably, but I doubt that they're all registered to vote.


Word Mark
PRO-CHOICE & PRO-PALIN
Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Short-sleeved or long-sleeved t-shirts; T-shirts
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 77562902
Filing Date September 4, 2008
Current Filing Basis 1B Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) MEDIALORE LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY CONNECTICUT 1771 POST ROAD EAST #314 WESTPORT CONNECTICUT 06880
Type of Mark
TRADEMARK
Register
PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
Um, besides the people who work for the company that took out the trademark, are there any other voters who are pro-choice and backing Palin?


Word Mark BEWARE OF PALIN
Goods and Services IC B . US B . G & S: SECTION 1(b)
Standard Characters Claimed Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number
77561916
Filing Date September 4, 2008
Current Filing Basis 1B Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) David Lawford Lawrence INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 1475 East Amber Fayetteville ARKANSAS 72703
Type of Mark CERTIFICATION MARK Register PRINCIPAL
Other Data The certification mark, as intended to be used by authorized persons, is intended to certify motivation, election, inspiration.
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
Boring. Not worth trademarking. Will not be a hit at haunted houses this Halloween.



Word Mark
PALIN NOT STALIN
Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Eyeshades; Golf shirts; Shirts; Sports shirts; Sweat shirts; T-shirts; Wearable garments and clothing, namely, shirts Standard Characters Claimed Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number
77559711
Filing Date September 1, 2008
Current Filing Basis 1B Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Karich, Eric K. INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 2807 St. Mark Dr. Mansfield TEXAS 76063
Attorney of Record Eric Karich
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register
PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator
LIVE

I didn't know he was on this year's ballot. When did tyrannical and murderous Uncle Joe come back to life and become a choice for voters this fall?


Does the color of her lipstick qualify as Palin Pink?

3 comments:

vanteel said...

I'm pro choice and pro Palin as the majoity of the GOP is pro choice. Roe Vs. Wade will not be overturned.
There has been plenty of oppertunities for that to have happened ie: Reagan, Bush, Republican congress, Ashcroft. abortion right and politics should not have anything to do with each other.
If Palin is pro life, then that's her choice.
S.T.

LM said...

I think the trademark application for "Palin Pink" is an excellent way to cash in on the current political tide. I hope the topic of political lipstick stays in the news and the girl who coined the phrase "Palin Pink" becomes super rich! Considering how many people in the red states wear lipstick, this could be a gold mine. It's new and creative, you can't beat that.

Lara said...

I would definitely wear Palin Pink! It's a great name for lipstick.