Julian Assange Trademarked His Name
The man behind WikiLeaks, founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange, has been called everything from a smelly dude to a cat hater, sexual abuser, online dater and, most recently, a bad roommate. But soon some will be required to call him Julian Assange™, because he's working on trademarking his name in the United Kingdom.
The trademark, applied for two weeks ago, would cover, "Public speaking services; news reporter services; journalism; publication of texts other than publicity texts; education services; entertainment services." The trademark could be granted as soon as May 4, though Assange lists his residence on the application as the U.K., which might not last much longer.
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