Is it wrong for a political figure to get a trademark on her name?

A reader, under the subject line “Women run amok,” sent me an Los Angeles Times article, “Sarah Palin, daughter Bristol seek to register trademarks on their names.”

The story doesn’t strike me as a big deal. Apparently various business interests are using Sarah and Bristol Palin’s names commercially, and the Palins want to be able to prevent that. So I don’t necessarily see this as objectionable or as further evidence of the overwhelmingly monetary, commercial motivations of Sarah Palin, but I’m open to contrary arguments.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 05, 2011 04:15 PM | Send

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