Julian Assange, Registered Trademark

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

Published February 28, 2011 7:29PM (EST)

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)
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)

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