'Octomom' seeks to trademark her nickname

April 17, 2009 at 8:13 PM

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- The Southern California woman who gave birth to octuplets in January has submitted legal papers to trademark the nickname "Octomom."

Nadya Suleman, 33, is seeking to trademark the name that has been used in headlines to identify her, Radaronline.com reported Friday.

The Web site said Suleman filed two applications April 10 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The applications said the mother of 14 -- she already had six children when she gave birth to the octuplets Jan. 26 -- wants to put the Octomom name on television shows, clothing and diapers.

"The reason I chose to do that is because I heard someone else did that in another state, Texas I think," she told Radaronline.com. "I have no idea why someone who has no association or even knows me would take that name. I never invented that name -- everyone else did."

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