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Meryl Streep files trademark to protect her name

Name-dropping Meryl Streep is going to cost you.

The actress, 68, filed a trademark to protect her name for “entertainment services, namely, live, televised, and movie appearances by a professional actress and entertainer” on Jan. 22, according to United States Patent and Trademark Office records obtained by Page Six on Monday.

Her name is also protected for “personal appearances, speaking engagements; autograph signings” and “providing a website featuring content in the field of motion pictures.”

Streep’s move comes just days HBO announced that she is set to join the “Big Little Lies” cast for its second season. She will play Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Alexander Skarsgard’s character.

The application fee for an electronic filing is between $225 and $400. No word on how she paid, but Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld once called her cheap.