Nadya Suleman who has been nicknamed by the press and bloggers as "Octomom" aka "Octo-Crazy" is making sure she can make money from her new name and has filed trademark papers. Check out the paperwork on the Smoking Gun website. We thought Jimmey Kimmel had some funny nicknames for Octomom. Our faves are Momstrocity, Breedzilla,The Uter- Bomber and Lady Popsalot.
There isn't any word yet whether Nadya plans to trademark any of them. Let's see if they catch on.
There are reports that the claims that Octomom had secured a reality show were premature because the deal is not final.
"Yes, it is official. I'm going to be doing a show," Nadya tells Life & Style. "But it's not a reality show."
It's far worse: "What I'm doing . . . is basically creating documentaries about the lives of my children. It's going to be an ongoing thing, and it will follow them from now until they are 18." Imagine having 14 kids followed with cameras daily for up to 18 years - it'll be a Petri dish for neuroses, if not psychoses.
OctoMom isn't done: The Smoking Gun Web site says she has applied to trademark the tabloid concoction Octomom. She states on the application that she will use the site to market dresses, pants, shirts, and diapers. [SOURCE]
According to the rumors the show would last until Nadya's children are 18 years old. This is ridiculous.
We should have known this was the case! Earlier in the week reports surfaced that Nadya Suleman had secured a reality show for herself and her children, which was picked up by a in the U.K. network Eyeworks, even saying it was “official.”
But Eyeworks reported today that there was no such deal in place and no U.K. networks have in fact signed Nadya to any deal. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a future for the Octomom.
Eyeworks CEO Reinout Oerlemans said today, "At this time we are in active negotiations with Nadya and her attorney for an unscripted format following the life of Nadya and her children.
"Nadya’s story is a very unique and exciting one that needs to be told in the right manner ... We are confident that we are the right party to tell their story around the world."
So across the pond is probably Nadya’s best bet at this point, since no U.S. networks want to come near her. TLC met with Suleman and called her “much crazier than they expected.” A Bravo rep flat out said, “We’re not interested.” [HOLLYSCOOP]
The woman who gave birth to octuplets, Nadya Suleman, is seeking to trademark her media nickname -- Octomom -- for a TV show and a line of diapers.
Word of Suleman's federal trademark filings came as her lawyer confirmed he is talking to production companies about a TV show, but said reports of a signed deal are premature.
Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets in January, brought home the last and smallest of the eight babies on Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said. Suleman also has six other children. All 14 were conceived through in-vitro fertilization.
Suleman is not the only one to claim a trademark on the nickname. A Texas company not affiliated with her has filed to trademark an Octomom iPhone game.
"You press on her belly and she has babies," the company's CEO said.
One of Suleman's lawyers filed her trademark applications Friday with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, according to the documents. In the application, the word is spelled "OctoMom," with a capital M.
One trademark would cover OctoMom disposable and textile diapers, dresses, pants and shirts.
The other application would give Suleman the trademark OctoMom for "entertainment in the nature of ongoing television programs in the field of varity." The last word -- "varity" -- may have been intended to read "variety."
Suleman lawyer Jeff Czech downplayed a Life & Style magazine report that Suleman had signed with a British film company to produce six shows a year about her family over the next 18 years.
"The truth is that there is no deal yet with any production company or programming company," Czech said. "I am not certain if Ms. Suleman was properly quoted in Life & Style."
He added, "I have been in negotiations with production companies, but no agreements have been reached."
In the Life & Style report, Suleman is quoted as saying the TV show would not be a "reality show."
"What I'm doing with this TV show is basically creating documentaries about the lives of my children," she is quoted saying.
The company the magazine said would produce the shows -- Eyeworks -- has not yet responded to CNN calls. [CNN]