Days after Casey Anthony cleared her own name … someone else was already trying to hijack it — by filing an application to trademark the words “Casey Anthony” … WITHOUT her permission.
TMZ has learned … a San Francisco-based company called Grant Media filed a U.S. Trademark application on July 10 … hoping to lock down the rights to use the name “Casey Anthony” for entertainment purposes.
But the Trademark office put a big, fat REJECTION on the application — claiming the company could not prove they have ANY connection with Casey Anthony at all.
According to docs obtained by TMZ, the Trademark office explains, “[Anthony] is not connected with the services sold by the applicant under the mark. Moreover, due to her fame, purchasers would presume a connection between Casey Anthony and the entertainment services.”
Sources close to Casey confirm … Anthony has NO connection to Grant Media … and her lawyers are ready to take action against ANYONE who attempts to profit off of her name.
Calls to Grant Media have not been returned.