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Bizarre: Trayvon Martin's mother seeks to trademark catch phrases with her dead son's name.
http://www.americanthinker.com/ ^ | March 27, 2012 | Rick Moran

Posted on 03/27/2012 8:39:54 AM PDT by BO Stinkss

As they say in the business, the optics of this are all wrong.

The Smoking Gun:

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

Sybrina 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, 46, is seeking the trademarks for use on "Digital materials, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring Trayvon Martin," and other products.

The March 21 USPTO applications, each of which cost $325, were filed by an Orlando, Florida law firm representing Fulton, whose first name is spelled "Sabrina" in the trademark records.

Is this a grieving mother trying to protect the good name of her dead child by preventing hucksters and quick buck artists from capitalizing on the tragedy?

Or is this a conniving woman trying to make a buck off the murder of her kid?

I'll let you fight it out in the comments.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: crazy; mother; nuts; son; trayvon Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: BO Stinkss

But if YOU do that, it’s racist, and just wrong. You know that, doncha?


2 posted on 03/27/2012 8:43:06 AM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: BO Stinkss

Was “TACK_E” already taken?


3 posted on 03/27/2012 8:44:33 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I'm questioning Obama's patriotism!)
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To: BO Stinkss

If she truly loved her son, I do not understand her.

If my son had recently been killed, whatever the circumstances, ‘trademarking’ his name would be the absolute last thing on my mind.


4 posted on 03/27/2012 8:50:29 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: BO Stinkss
My son took his fists to a gun fight and all I got was the proceeds off the t-shirts.

really tacky would be the skittles commercial.

5 posted on 03/27/2012 8:56:01 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: BO Stinkss

Why should Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Barack Obama and the Democrat Political Party be the only ones that benefit from this young mans death? Why shouldn’t his family if these others can??


6 posted on 03/27/2012 8:56:11 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: WayneS

I am trying to imagine... under ANY circumstances that one of my kids died.. if I would try to make money off of them? Nope. Can’t think of one. This certainly illustrates the type of family this teen came from. IMHO.


7 posted on 03/27/2012 8:57:16 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Previous accounts indicate Trayvon was walking to the house of his father’s ‘girlfriend’.

So was it his mother or the girlfriend who copyrighted the phrases?

I don’t recall hearing much of the father.


8 posted on 03/27/2012 9:01:42 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: BO Stinkss

Next it will be tickets to the funeral. And a piece of the refreshment vendor action.

Sick


9 posted on 03/27/2012 9:01:47 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Cvengr
"I don’t recall hearing much of the father."

I saw an interview with the mother and father and another woman sitting next to the father so imagine it was his girlfriend.

10 posted on 03/27/2012 9:04:12 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: WayneS

Love has little to do with this; parading the corpse for political gain and profit has everything to do with this follow-on chain of events. The mother has taken the lesson of MLK’s professional widow and that is that there are bucks to be made in the death of a “loved” one.


11 posted on 03/27/2012 9:05:08 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: momtothree

You know she was prompted by attorneys to secure a trademark. Levin was going over this last nite; it may be the only way the attorneys will be paid.

Carrying the reasoning further; now they’ll keep the sh*t stirred up in order to sell more and more merchandise, make more and more money, so they can stir up more and more sh*t.


12 posted on 03/27/2012 9:05:53 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Cvengr

According to Yahoo news (and I’m not saying that this is 100% correct) but Sybrina Fulton (Mother of Trayvon Martin) has brought copyright claims. Sounds like the Mother and her extended family from the article(s) I’ve read.


13 posted on 03/27/2012 9:06:08 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Outlaw Woman

I am sure they will have paid interviews coming as well. You are right... as long as this case stays UP FRONT in the news then the money will keep flowing.


14 posted on 03/27/2012 9:11:48 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: WayneS

Well if his mother is that low down, a woman with absolutely no honor, it gives a idea how she raised her son as well.


15 posted on 03/27/2012 9:13:55 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (When the smart do nothing the stupid take over)
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To: WayneS

Well if his mother is that low down, a woman with absolutely no honor, it gives a idea how she raised her son as well.


16 posted on 03/27/2012 9:14:08 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (When the smart do nothing the stupid take over)
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To: momtothree

You just lack a true entrepreneurial spirit.


17 posted on 03/27/2012 9:17:43 AM PDT by Last of the Mohicans
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To: All

tells you everything you need to know about Mom if this is true....


18 posted on 03/27/2012 9:18:28 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Cvengr
don’t recall hearing much of the father.

Good question. Another is why the young, clean-cut looking 'baskaball' picture was used in the media coverage while an obviously later picture shows him with gold teeth and a much tougher looking persona.

Also, was he like 6 foot six and 240 lbs while Zimmerman was 5 foot eight and 135 lbs

Just ASKING...

19 posted on 03/27/2012 9:20:07 AM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: Clara Lou

I have a few suggestions for her to trademark:

“Trayvon Martin: Rush to Judgment”
“Trayvon Martin: Dead Punk-Ass Pawn of the Poverty Pimps”
“Trayvon Martin: There’s a Lesson in This Mess Somewhere”


20 posted on 03/27/2012 9:26:04 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Clara Lou

He won’t have really made it into the vernacular until his name becomes a verb, though: “Don’t go out and get all Trayvonned tonight!”


21 posted on 03/27/2012 9:30:27 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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An understandable reaction from a grieving, heartbroken mother........


22 posted on 03/27/2012 9:54:20 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Last of the Mohicans

“... lack a true entrepreneurial spirit”.

LOL!!


23 posted on 03/27/2012 9:56:31 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Godwin1

Casey Anthony must have thought, “Damn, why didn’t I think of that?”


24 posted on 03/27/2012 9:57:47 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Huebolt

I read Trayvon was 6’3 and weighed about 160, so we was young and not yet developed, but likely quick. Reads as though he was an accident looking for a place to happen. Fortunately it happened with somebody with more accolades than faults, so the story gets told.

I’m waiting on La Raza to press a class action suit against Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and all groups of racist blacks who have slandered the Latino and Hispanic image.

If the US ever falls, is taken over by the Communists, Chinese and Mexicans, it wouldn’t surprise me if they returned slavery and placed all such racists in chains. They’ve been given all the quotas, all the welfare, haven’t had to work their fair share, hate the family, God, and marriage, and fully expect everybody in society to fear their criminality by showering them with respect.

I’m surprised Mexican-American politicians don’t come out in full force against the liberal African American voice on this issue. A Mexican American candidate with Protestant and small business background could sweep the Presidential race.

There is a mystery of iniquity at work here, which I don’t understand, nor really seek. Those who clamour to defend Trayvon seek to glorify criminality.


25 posted on 03/27/2012 10:07:14 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

his “moms” named him Trayvon......all we need to know.


26 posted on 03/27/2012 10:29:07 AM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: Clara Lou

This is funny. The moderator removed MY post because I used Martin’s twitter name “No_LIMIT_NI***”. This is what he called himself. I didn’t make it up.

Would it help Mr. Moderator if you knew that I am black? Don’t you know that I’m allowed to use the “N” word?


27 posted on 03/27/2012 11:01:00 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss

PC overkill. =(


28 posted on 03/27/2012 11:09:16 AM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: BO Stinkss

That is interesting. I posted this earlier and as far as I know, it is still there.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2864148/posts?page=94#94

Nevertheless...NLN with a little trademark symbol will get the job done.

Racism....strange stuff. Wouldn’t it be ironic if someone made a t-shirt that said, “NLN(trademark)—capitalism at work.”


29 posted on 03/27/2012 11:22:55 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: YourAdHere

“Was “TACK_E” already taken?”

ROFL!!!


30 posted on 03/27/2012 11:50:49 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: CodeToad

“I Am Trayvon” and “Justice for Trayvon,”

If one were going to trademark certain phrases for their son, I would think many other phrases would come to the mind of a virtuous person.

Technically justice has already been dealt to Trayvon.

If the concern is over the taking of human life, then the crime is either against God, since He is the one person who gave the life to Trayvon, or it is against the State as it violates criminal law of the State.

In the case of self-defense, justice for Zimmerman would demand all such benefits to the family of Martin be recompensed too Zimmerman and/or the State as they are procured consequent to his criminal actions.


31 posted on 03/27/2012 12:44:23 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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