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    Trayvon Martin’s family looks to trademark ‘I am Trayvon,’ ‘Justice for Trayvon’

    Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton is seeking to trademark phrases with her son's name.
    According to applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by the family's attorney last week, Fulton wants to trademark "I am Trayvon" and "Justice for Trayvon" for use in DVDs and CDs memorializing the slain teenager.

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    Re: Trayvon Martin’s family looks to trademark ‘I am Trayvon,’ ‘Justice for Trayvon’

    It depends on how they use it. Plenty of parents who lose children in various ways start organizations in their name and I imagine trademark the name. It's also possible that other people are profiting from his name and they want to prevent that. Time will tell whether this is for good or bad.

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    Re: Trayvon Martin’s family looks to trademark ‘I am Trayvon,’ ‘Justice for Trayvon’

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton is seeking to trademark phrases with her son's name.
    According to applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by the family's attorney last week, Fulton wants to trademark "I am Trayvon" and "Justice for Trayvon" for use in DVDs and CDs memorializing the slain teenager.

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    I'm not sure how I feel about this.
    If all the profits go to charity or non-profit organizations I would be ok with this. However, if they try to rake in the cash for themselves, that is disgusting beyond belief.

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    Re: Trayvon Martin’s family looks to trademark ‘I am Trayvon,’ ‘Justice for Trayvon’

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton is seeking to trademark phrases with her son's name.
    According to applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by the family's attorney last week, Fulton wants to trademark "I am Trayvon" and "Justice for Trayvon" for use in DVDs and CDs memorializing the slain teenager.

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    I'm not sure how I feel about this.
    Me neither. Just saw it on the news feed and thought about posting it. Glad you did.

    On the one hand, I see it as a cha-ching moment and wonder how this family can possibly be thinking about cashing in on their son's tragedy. Even in the midst of this whirlwind of controversy.

    On the other, I suspect their attorney suggested it -- as I don't see a family in this situation coming up with that idea right about now.
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    Re: Trayvon Martin’s family looks to trademark ‘I am Trayvon,’ ‘Justice for Trayvon’

    It feels inappropriate to reply in this way, but I immediately thought of Spartacus.

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    Re: Trayvon Martin’s family looks to trademark ‘I am Trayvon,’ ‘Justice for Trayvon’

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Me neither. Just saw it on the news feed and thought about posting it. Glad you did.

    On the one hand, I see it as a cha-ching moment and wonder how this family can possibly be thinking about cashing in on their son's tragedy. Even in the midst of this whirlwind of controversy.

    On the other, I suspect their attorney suggested it -- as I don't see a family in this situation coming up with that idea right about now.
    Yeah, I smell lawyer. But it might not be a bad idea, if for no other reason than stopping someone else getting hold of it. There that "black panther" group trying to raise money off of this already.

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    Re: Trayvon Martin’s family looks to trademark ‘I am Trayvon,’ ‘Justice for Trayvon’

    Zimmerman is NOT wealthy and the full force of goverment, media and mass prejudices put against him.

    His lawyer should BEG Zimmerman to make a book deal that a 3rd party writes communicating through Z's lawyer so none of it is quotable as his words in court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    If all the profits go to charity or non-profit organizations I would be ok with this. However, if they try to rake in the cash for themselves, that is disgusting beyond belief.
    Why? They will incur expenses. Why not earn money to cover them.

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    Re: Trayvon Martin’s family looks to trademark ‘I am Trayvon,’ ‘Justice for Trayvon’

    I just read it on yahoo too. At first, I thought "oh no!"...but then I thought maybe they are doing it to protect his name since it's being bandied about and used for specific agendas with different parties of people. Right now...I'm not sure what to think. So the best thing to do is wait and see?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Zimmerman is NOT wealthy and the full force of goverment, media and mass prejudices put against him.

    His lawyer should BEG Zimmerman to make a book deal that a 3rd party writes communicating through Z's lawyer so none of it is quotable as his words in court.

    "I AM INNOCENT," the UNofficial biography of George Zimmerman
    Zimmerman should not be able to earn anything from this story. Nothing.

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