Meryl Streep has decided to take action at the age of 68 and trademark the use of her name.
According to documents obtained by ET Canada, Streep filed an application with the U.S. Trademark Office to make sure she has exclusive possession and control of her name when it comes down to entertainment services, including “live, televised, and movie appearances by a professional actress and entertainer.”
The application also covers public speaking engagements, autograph signings, and websites related to motion pictures.
Streep, who is thought to have spent $275 on the application, filed the documents on January 22.
The star’s name was first associated with entertainment back in 1975 when she did voiceover work for the movie “Everybody Rides The Carousel”.
The latest news comes after it was revealed Tuesday that Streep is up for the Best Actress award at this year’s Oscars for her role in “The Post”.
She said of her 21st Academy Award nomination, “I am honoured beyond measure by this nomination for a film I love, a film that stands in defence of press freedom, and inclusion of women’s voices in the movement of history. Thank you from a full heart.”