Trayvon Martin's Mother Files Trademark Papers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- March 27, 2012 -

The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has filed papers seeking to trademark two slogans based on his name.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office filings by Sybrina Fulton are for the sayings "I Am Trayvon" and "Justice For Trayvon." The applications were filed last week.

The applications say the trademarks could be used for such things as DVDs and CDs. Attorneys who filed the papers did not immediately respond Monday to emails seeking comment.

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has claimed he shot the 17-year-old Martin in self-defense. Martin's family claims racial profiling was behind the killing, which has become a national racial flashpoint. Martin was black. Zimmerman's father is white and mother Hispanic.


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  • by J.1. on Mar 29, 2012 at 04:02 PM
    People put casey anthony's daughters face and name on everything...and her story which has offers of millions for movies and books which she probably will take if she already hasn't and this woman is living life like Haley never existed..but soon as this mother trademarks her sons name(which is a common name in the black community) she's called greedy...the TRUTH is racial profiling is a key factor in this case and it seems like police get trained for it...its crazy, u all will argue with anyone who defends this family just to try and discredit or damage the character of the victims..hate is so easy to do maybe u should try understandin..*pulls on hoodie* we are being born the usual suspects..
  • by janice farrell Location: mass. on Mar 29, 2012 at 11:58 AM
    shame on her if its true! i am also sick of hearing people saying, if this was a black man he would be on death row!!blacks are getting just as many rights if not more than whites just look at tv what other race can have a college fund just for black!or a tv show with out having any other nationality in them !come on we are living in the 21st century we need to stop fighting one an other and look at this country and where it is heading!and start thinking for ourselves
  • by jungle1z on Mar 28, 2012 at 09:14 AM
    It sickens me to read these comments, u people judge so quickly, no amount of money can replace the loss of a child, this probably was supposed to be private, its amazing how quick people go from having sympathy to criiticizing....if this was a black man he would be on death row..and CASEY ANTHONY....smh..I say she is entitled to what ever BLESSING she receives and none of u can give her child back so your ignorant spiteful thoughts are completly obsolete..but we know u hate to see a black get anything more than welfare and not even that anymore, my prayers are still with this family...God b with them. # I AM TRAYVON MARTIN
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      by Sonny on Mar 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM in reply to jungle1z
      Try to form a complete sentence please, so we can try to follow your uneducated babble. Casie Anthony is trash. So is "Trayvon's" (who names there kid that, anyway?)mother. They both are trying to cash in on their child's death. The last thing on my mind would be filing a trademark on a term used to describe my child's untimely death. Yes, people grieve differently. But this is greed, not grief. And it's trash.
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      by TallyTrashTalks2 on Mar 28, 2012 at 03:55 PM in reply to jungle1z
      People don't trademark things to be "private", it's done to make MONEY!!! Trayvon Martin's mother does have something in common with Casey Anthony though..they are BOTH trash to try profiting from their childrens death. WTH kind of "blessing" is it to receive money from the death of your own child? That would not make most normal loving parents one bit happy. FYI, there is nothing ignorant or spiteful about the truth!
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      by Sponk on Mar 30, 2012 at 01:21 PM in reply to jungle1z
      If this was a black man, we wouldn't even be talking about it. Blacks killing whites, blacks, and Hispanics is just same old, same old, so it's not even newsworthy.
  • by Sonny Location: NOT Tallahassee on Mar 28, 2012 at 08:41 AM
    I love how this "distraught" family felt they had to trademarks slogans about their son's death. Because that would be MY first thought after my kid was killed....what a low life piece of trash...
  • by AD Location: Valdosta on Mar 28, 2012 at 08:32 AM
    William-- after reading several of your posts on different stories, I can't help but wonder why you don't just simply type "Kill Whitey".... its so much easier to spell :-/
  • by dilligas Location: havana on Mar 28, 2012 at 07:21 AM
    That poor mother has to make up the loss of income since Trayvon is bringing home stolen merchandise. It's called the american way. That child was a cash cow for her all his life and she has now hit the jackpot.
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      by Sonny on Mar 28, 2012 at 08:34 AM in reply to dilligas
      buwahahahahahahaha!!
  • by TallyTrashTalks2 Location: Tallahassee on Mar 28, 2012 at 06:15 AM
    Trademark WHAT?!? The investigation into this case is not even finished yet, to determine who was the true aggressor! What would Trayvon's mother be doing if this were a same race crime?! This kid was no little sweet angel minding his own business skipping down the road to get a pack of skittles. Will this woman also trademark a baggie of weed and some graffiti markers with her son's photo attached being suspended from school?!
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      by BOB on Mar 28, 2012 at 11:34 AM in reply to TallyTrashTalks2
      IT IS SICK FOR THOSE PARENTS TO MAKE MONEY OUT OF THE DEAD.
  • by gop on Mar 28, 2012 at 03:09 AM
    Theres nothing like trying to profit off of your own sons death.Just another way for sick people to make a buck and oh by the way how come Obummer did not come out and denounce the bounty that the BLACK PANTHERS have on Zimmermans head is it because he will need them at the poles to intimidate people on the election like he used them before
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      by deep roots on Mar 30, 2012 at 05:55 AM in reply to gop
      Exactly what does President Obama have to do with that...you're one silly person!!!
  • by 1stlttightwad Location: Quitman on Mar 28, 2012 at 01:14 AM
    Yup, here comes the money grab..Next they will sue the city because that's where the money is. Too bad...the city had nothing to do with this. OOPS, Zimmerman ain't go NO money..But then there's the civil rights angle..Can't get em for the shooting , get em for shooting a black..Right
  • by AD Location: Valdosta on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM
    William-- after reading several of your posts on different stories, I can't help but wonder why you don't just simply type "Kill Whitey".... its so much easier to spell :-/
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