WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange listens as his lawyer Mark Stephens speaks outside Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. Assange's lawyer and a Swedish legal expert on Tuesday accused Swedish prosecutors of irregularities and illegality in the way they built a sex crimes case against the WikiLeaks founder. Assange was in a London courtroom for a second day Tuesday, fighting extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over claims of rape and sexual molestation made by two Swedish women. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) (Matt Dunham)

Julian Assange, Registered Trademark

Joining the ranks of the Palins, the Wikileaks founder now wants you to ask permission before using his name


Adam Clark Estes
March 1, 2011 12:29AM (UTC)

Julian Assange joined the ranks of Alaska's favorite mother and daugher combo two weeks ago when he filed a trademark application for his name. According to The Register, Julian Assange™ would apply to "public speaking services; news reporter services; journalism; publication of texts other than publicity texts; education services; entertainment services."

Read more about Assange's new trademark at The Register.

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Adam Clark Estes

Adam Clark Estes blogs the news for Salon. Email him at ace@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @adamclarkestes

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