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Oscar-Nominee Meryl Streep Files Application To Trademark Her Name

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| January 30 , 2018 , 16:29 IST

The celebrated Hollywood actress Meryl Streep has recently filed an application to trademark her name with the US Patent and Trademark Office on January 22. The step has been taken to protect the actress' name from unauthorised commercial use.

Meryl's application, for which she reportedly paid $275, has requested to trademark her name for entertainment services, movie appearances, speaking engagements and autographs while exclusively give her right of usage in the entertainment industry.

While Streep's motive behind getting her name trademarked is unclear, it will prevent others from benefitting from her personally grown the brand. 'The Iron Lady' actress has been openly supporting initiatives like #MeeToo and Time's Up while demanding equal pay and gender parity in the workplace.

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Protection of her work in such movements could be one of the reason for the sudden urge to get her name trademarked. However, she is not the first celebrity to take such step for protecting her authenticity. Rapper 50 Cent and power couple David & Victoria Beckham have taken the step earlier.

The 68-year-old beauty recently received an Oscar nomination, her 21st to be exact, for her role in Steven Spielberg's 'The Post'. The three-time Oscar winner has worked for distinctive mediums of entertainment in her 4-decade long career including theatre, television and films.

On the work front, Meryl has joined the cast of Emmy-winning drama 'Big Little Lies' starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman for the upcoming season. She will reportedly play Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Perry Wright portrayed by Alexander Skarsgård, who has died during the opening season.