To keep herself flush with Jimmy Choo sunglasses provide the necessities for her 14 children, Nadya Suleman is now looking to trademark her media nickname and slap it on a range of baby goods.
According to two applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Suleman on April 10, and obtained by E! News, the enterprising 33-year-old is looking for the right to attach her infamous handle to (surprise) future TV projects, as well as to Octomom-branded disposable diapers and children's wear, including dresses, pants, shirts and textile diapers.
As yet, Octomum's the word on who would dare go into business with the maligned mother, though Suleman's domestic challenges apparently don't translate overseas.
While the filing, which could take up to a year to be approved, set the once cash-strapped Suleman back $825, her looming series is no doubt hinging on the request's approval, which seeks to use the name for "entertainment in the nature of ongoing television programs in the field of variety."
"Yes, it is official," the Octoprofiteer told Life & Style. "What I'm doing with this TV show 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.
"It's being done by Eyeworks; they're in the U.K. It will air in the U.K. and then we'll see if the U.S. is interested."
Guess there's no reason to accept free help from a media empire when you can just as easily try and become your own.
Not that Suleman won't have some competition: Back in March, the company Super Happy Fun Fun Inc. also filed an application to trademark the nickname for use on toys, computer games and action figures.
May the best opportunist win.
—Additional reporting by Whitney English