The annual film award season is in full swing — Golden Globes, SAGs, BAFTAs, Oscars, etc. — so why wouldn’t an oft-nominated film actress file a trademark application for her name during that very time period?
“Oft-nominated” could only mean one person, and, of course, that’s Meryl Streep. Her most recent nomination is for Lead Actress for the film ‘The Post’ from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, otherwise known as “The Oscars.” It is her 21st Oscar nomination — an Oscar record. Streep was also nominated for the same role for a Golden Globe Award, but lost to Frances McDormand for her performance in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’
Streep’s trademark application was filed on January 22, 2018 in International Category 41, entertainment services; namely "live, televised, and movie appearances" along with "speaking engagements" and "autograph signings." First use was noted as 1975. On IMDb, that’s the year listed for Streep’s first film — ‘Everybody Rides the Carousel.’ Her role is listed as “Stage 6 (Voice).”
So now three-time Academy Award-winner Streep joins the growing list of celebrities (and their offspring) who have trademarked their names — a list that includes everyone from Sean Connery to Cindy Crawford to Jon Bon Jovi.
Did you know that “Meryl” was born “Mary Louise”? Want to know more? Check out these “15 facts to know about Meryl Streep.”