Mother Moves to Trademark Trayvon’s Name
It’s part of the mourning process.
Tracy Martin (R) and Sybrina Fulton, the parents of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida, arrive to join thousands taking part in a protest called A Million Hoodies March in New York’s Union Square March 21, 2012. Trayvon Martin, 17, wore a hooded sweatshirt when he was killed last month in a gated community in Sanford, Florida, by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The incident has drawn national attention and sparked debate over Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law since Zimmerman, 28, has claimed self-defense in the fatal shooting. The police have declined to arrest him. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif)
Mother moves to trademark her dead son’s name.
The Smoking Gun reported:
he mother of Trayvon Martin has filed two applications to secure trademarks containing her late son’s name, records show.
Sybrina Fulton is seeking marks for the phrases “I Am Trayvon” and “Justice for Trayvon,” according to filings made last week with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In both instances, Fulton, 46, is seeking the trademarks for use on “Digital materials, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring Trayvon Martin,” and other products.
The March 21 USPTO applications, each of which cost $325, were filed by an Orlando, Florida law firm representing Fulton, whose first name is spelled “Sabrina” in the trademark records.
The police report says that Trayvon attacked George Zimmerman before he was shot dead.