In an effort to keep her kids off the public dole, Nadya Suleman, who last year gained worldwide shame after giving birth to octuplets while already on public assistance as the mother of six other children born through in vitro fertilization, is seeking to obtain a trademark over the term, "Octomom."
Unfortunately for Ms. Suleman, there's a rival claimant:
a Texas-based video game company called Super Happy Fun Fun, Inc. also filed a trademark application for the name. Its Web site describes a game in which players "press down on Fertyle Myrtle's swollen belly, and another adorable bundle of joy will be brought into the world."
And of course, the entire world will have a "prior use" defense in the event that the Octomom decides to sue it.