Smoking Gun: Octomom Seeks to Trademark Octomom

Smoking Gun gets the scoop on La Habra's newest celebrity having filed an application to trademark the word "Octomom," which the mother of 14--including eight she spit out in January--wants to slap on disposable diapers and assorted clothing items for major chi-ching.

Nadya Suleman, who has shown a knack for cashing in on her post-natal predicament, last Friday filed two applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in a bid to commercially exploit her tabloid-bestowed nickname. In her April 10 USPTO filings, the 33-year-old mother of 14 identifies herself as "Nadya Suleman, AKA Octomom," and notes that she wants to use the "Octomom" handle on products such as dresses, pants, shirts, and disposable and textile diapers. Suleman also wants to secure a trademark to use "Octomom" in connection with TV variety programming.

Smoking Gun, which includes a copy of the seven-page USPTO application, reports that it cost Ms. Octoeverywhere $825 and was filed for her by a Whittier law firm that offers "Intellectual Property and Family Law services."


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