Mr Palmer applied to trademark the name on December 30, but Katter’s Australian Party National Director Aidan McLondon has since objected.
“If something with Katter’s name is registered separate to our organisation, naturally we have to protect the brand and everything we stand for,” he told AAP.
Mr Palmer applied for the trademark at the time he was considering starting his own party to be known as the United Australia Party.
Mr Katter and Mr Palmer had previously met and discussed the idea of joining forces to create a new federal party.
Mr Palmer has since quashed any rumours of an alliance and Katter’s party have moved to protect their brand.
“If they cut and paste Katter’s good name, naturally we’d put an objection in,” said Mr McLindon.
However, Mr McLindon said the move to apply for the trademark had not been malicious, and was rather a savvy strategy by Mr Palmer to cover all bases in case the two were to merge.
“There is a lot of common ground there, common objectives,” said Mr McLindon.
“We’ll let that take its course, we’re certainly not in a hurry.”