by Chris Bodenner

A reader writes:

For what it is worth, the application was signed by the attorney handling the application. So it's not so much Palin “forgetting to sign” but rather her attorney Thomas Van Flein not knowing the requirements for registration.

An attorney writes:

The truly pathetic thing about her unsigned trademark application is that it can be filed and signed electronically. It takes all of two minutes for a slow reader. Your trademark attorney fills out the form, send the filing notice to you, and you sign electronically by typing in your name in the space provided. On the bright side, this is typical of her failure to pay any attention to detail or choose intelligent/competent advisors.

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