It seems insensitive – a cheap shot,
really – to berate a single parent who 1) has oodles of children
(2) is on welfare and (3) has
issues to deal with. So, suffice it to say that someone in
California has submitted paperwork to trademark the word "Octomom."
Like the owners of the phrase "Let's roll," said person wants to
protect the name from those who have no business using it for their
own financial benefit. Unlike the "Let's Roll" owners
who eventually allowed the phrase to be hawked by
Wal-Mart and Florida State University, however, said
person has very explicit plans "to put the Octomom name on
television shows, clothing and diapers."
This development follows in the grand tradition of Pepsi attempting to trademark Uh-huh!; Donald Trump's claim that "You're Fired" is his IP; Paris Hilton's copyright fight for "That's Hot"; and meat magnate Mr. Ham attempting to trademark "High School Girls."
High Five: Lowering the Bar