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Your Son is Dead, So You Attempt to Trademark His Name?

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posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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Mother Seeks Trayvon Martin Trademarks


MARCH 26--The mother of Trayvon Martin has filed two applications to secure trademarks containing her late son’s name, records show.

Sabrina 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 is seeking the trademarks for use on “Digital materials, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring Trayvon Martin,” and other products.


She's make a bundle of bucks off of her son's still steaming corpse! I guess we all handle grief in our own special way. Hers is just...extra special?

I really don't get it. If someone could calmly and rationally explain how a mother could try to capitalize on her son's horrible death, I'd be most appreciative.

/TOA
edit on 26-3-2012 by The Old American because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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she probably just wants to raise some money.

Then so she can open a record label or a recording studio.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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Perhaps she's just trying to control the propaganda that will spring up regarding her son's name. Not wanting others to take advantage.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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retracting my initial kneejerk reaction.

I had not considered that the leeches surrounding this case could cash in on the kids name.
How sad is that.
WTH is wrong with people. Ugh

edit on 26-3-2012 by Neysa because: emotional outburst




posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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“I Am Trayvon” and “Justice for Trayvon,”


Ok then...

Well that sucks for all those other guys out there named Trayvon....
and will sure stop all those supporters in their tracks because of fear of being sued. That right there is just stooopid, IMO.



I suppose people grieve in different ways, but yeah sucks for other people now....
edit on March 26th 2012 by greeneyedleo because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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With ANY highly publicized case there are people around you who now are chirping little things into your ear, Im sure there is someone looking for funds that are taking advantage of a grieving family.

Peace, NRE.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:34 PM
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I'm not a lawyer. However I do believe the reason people do this is so others can not cash in on their family members names or anything to do with the decessed.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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Not to mention suing the homeowners association where dingleberry worked. I'm giving the Mom of the dead child the benefit of the doubt here. Perhaps she is doing this to keep people from getting trolly with his picture/name. Perhaps she will sell merchandise to raise racial awareness. I dunno. Guess we will see.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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So can I trademark the name Zimmerman? Martins mom could trademark a name that she basically had no right to, why can't I?



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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I don't really care to be honest, no point digging irrelevant stuff up. First they portray Trayvon Martin© as a bad person, now people are digging up irrelevant crap about his mother which is an effect of her son dying, to reasons which are more than enough to be brought in front of a court.

The OP is irrelevant to the actual cause, the childs mother should be able to keep her personal, private life, private - without worrying about her private life effecting the outcome of the probability of Zimmerman's arrest.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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What? Doesn't everyone Trademark their deceased loved ones name to preserve their memory? No? Huh, well may as well make a few $$, right?



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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I just got sick to my stomach.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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It just seems very opportunistic to me. She stands to, with all the publicity and eyes on this tragedy, to make hundreds of thousands, if not millions, on her dead son's name. Money's tight for everyone. It's tight for me. But I couldn't fathom doing this if it was my son. It just feels...dirty.

/TOA



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:50 PM
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Wouldn't you trademark your child's name if you were attempting to honor their memory by creating a fund or a production line in their name?

Maybe the proceeds will go toward helping people like him, or their families.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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This whole situation is looking like a bad mind game to cause a racial war and if it does none can be mad if martial law is invoked, smh



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by Starchild23
Wouldn't you trademark your child's name if you were attempting to honor their memory by creating a fund or a production line in their name?

Maybe the proceeds will go toward helping people like him, or their families.


That's around 75% of the African-American population.

Trayvon was not a minority in how he behaved


cj6

posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Sound like something my mother would do


But still thats pretty horrible!



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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I was not trying to comment on the subject of Trayvon Martin, but it is deplorable to copyright this, first open a foundation............ Anywho at least the other side of the story is starting to come out via the Orlando Sentinel........

29INFDIV



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by n00bUK

Originally posted by Starchild23
Wouldn't you trademark your child's name if you were attempting to honor their memory by creating a fund or a production line in their name?

Maybe the proceeds will go toward helping people like him, or their families.


That's around 75% of the African-American population.

Trayvon was not a minority in how he behaved


Sources please.



posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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Being a father myself, this topic has discharged me emotionally. I strive to proceed logically with anything in life, especially issues like this. In the first studio interview I saw with the mother, while trying to weigh the evidence appropriately and reasonably, my heart reached out to her. I couldnt imagine. She claimed her son was hunted down only because of the color of his skin. I dismissed that because I knew she was being irrational and overcome by emotion herself.

However, once I saw this story, I was outraged. I cannot believe I ever had any sympathy for her. Amid all that supposedly has shaken in her world, she is only concerned about securing the dollar that's due? How despicable!!


MARCH 26--The mother of Trayvon Martin has filed two applications to secure trademarks containing her late son’s name, records show. Sabrina 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.

Dont these people see that she is shamefully capitalizing on her own supporters. I will now cost you to use these phrases.

This pretty much sums it up:


"Nothing can make up for the loss of my son, but I'll give it a try anyway."

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