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California Businessman Applies To Trademark The Phrase ‘I Believe You Zimmerman’
Mediaite ^ | April 11, 2012 | Jon Bershad

Posted on 04/11/2012 9:57:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A few weeks ago, news broke that Trayvon Martin’s mother had applied to trademark the phrases “Justice for Trayvon” and “I Am Trayvon.” The news seemed to garner a mixed reaction. Some people found it slightly distasteful, while others saw it as both a way for a woman to gain any kind of restitution following an unspeakable tragedy as well as stopping others from misusing her son’s memory. Now, news has broke that some guy completely unrelated to the case has trademarked the phrase “I believe you Zimmerman.” In response to this news, some people found it to be a cynical attempt to profit off racially tinged outrage while other people found it…I don’t know. Something.

Like Trayvon trademarks, this story was again broken by The Smoking Gun:

“The 49-year-old [Lawrence] Sekara, pictured above, wants to place ‘I Believe You Zimmerman’ on a wide variety of merchandise, including beer mugs, bumper stickers, leggings, footwear, “Button-front aloha shirts,” and other assorted apparel.…

Sekara, who said that he has invested $5000 in his fledgling business, acknowledged that while he has had no contact with George Zimmerman, he planned to share some of the ‘I Believe You Zimmerman’ proceeds with the neighborhood watch captain, pictured at left, who killed Martin on February 26 in Sanford, Florida.”

I have two thoughts about this story. First, the fact that the trademarked phrase contains no comma is absolutely infuriating to me. Anyone who has read my posts knows that I’m not exactly a stickler for proper grammar, but that phrase reads to me like Sekara is announcing that he believes someone named You Zimmerman.

Second, I’m glad we finally have an item of clothing that will cause people to make more assumptions about the wearer than a hoodie. Anyone who really appreciates getting sidelong glances, please enjoy wearing your Zimmerman “aloha shirt.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: blackkk; economy; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 04/11/2012 9:57:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I cannot believe just how stupid these people are becoming over this garbage the first IDIOT that drives through Cincinnati with a dumbarsed bumper sticker portraying either party deserves what they get free speech is a wonderful thing i love it but like my pop say’s “ you can fix IGNORANT but you can’t fix STUPID “


2 posted on 04/11/2012 10:09:04 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would buy a bumper sticker if I had a chance to get close to Al or Jesse’s car.


3 posted on 04/11/2012 10:12:34 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You know what the blacks should learn from this, try to kick someones ass, you may get your head shot off or you may get stabbed.

But these dumb people keep hitting and kicking people.

It's so cool, they think, fighting.

Yes, it's cold 6 feet down.

Quit hitting and kicking people, Black People!

You will live longer!

Do you get it now Black People!!!!??????

4 posted on 04/11/2012 11:09:21 PM PDT by factmart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stoopit .....


5 posted on 04/12/2012 12:21:52 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I AM BREITBART!!!


6 posted on 04/12/2012 12:26:39 AM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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