Apparently, through her heart-breaking grief, Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, hasn’t given up thinking about the bottom line.
The mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin is reportedly seeking to trademark phrases that have become headlines among supporters who feel he was unjustly killed, a victim of deadly racial profiling, in part because he was wearing a hoodie at the time of the confrontation.
According to The Smoking Gun, Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton submitted trademark applications for the phrases “I am Trayvon” and “Justice for Trayvon” on March 21 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. (It should be noted that Fulton’s name is spelled “Sabrina” in the USPTO documents, where elsewhere it is spelled Sybrina.)
Fulton is seeking trademarks for the use of the phrases on “digital materials, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring Trayvon Martin,” and “downloadable audio and video recordings.”The applications – which cost $325 each to file – do not mention T-shirts, sweatshirts or other merchandise.
What about hoodies? Is Al Sharpton going to get his cut?