MERYL STREEP TO TRADEMARK HER NAME?
The actor has filed an application, though the reason is not yet clear
Meryl Streep, one of the most celebrated actors of her generation, has filed an application to trademark her name.
The application was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office recently, as records show.
The document requests that the name ‘Meryl Streep’ be trademarked for “entertainment services,” movie appearances, speaking engagements, and autographs.
Streep, 68, has extended her record to 21 Academy Award nominations, this time for her role in The Post (on the US media’s intense conflict with the US government). She has won three Oscars, three Emmys, and six Golden Globes during her 40-year career on stage, screen, and television.
It’s not clear why Streep would file a trademark application at this stage in her career.
Her attorney and publicist did not return a request for comment.
Many celebrities trademark their names or catch phrases to protect their intellectual property, stop other people using them without consent, or to earn cash from products bearing their name.
Taylor Swift has filed some 60 trademark applications in the past 10 years, according to Patent Office records, including for phrases from her songs, including ‘This Sick Beat’ and ‘Nice to meet you. Where you been?’ for use on clothing and accessories.
Streep has joined the cast of the award-winning drama series, Big Little Lies, for its second season.
SHE HAS WON THREE OSCARS, THREE EMMYS, AND SIX GOLDEN GLOBES DURING HER 40YEAR CAREER
Meryl Streep’s latest film is The Post