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Mother Seeks Trayvon Martin Trademarks (The Smoking Gun.com)
The Smoking Gun ^ | March 26th 2010 | The Smoking Gun

Posted on 03/26/2012 1:57:55 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg

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

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: duplicate; trayvonmartin; trayvontrademark
I've seen it all now...
1 posted on 03/26/2012 1:57:57 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg
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To: Mad Dawgg

money, money mon-eeeeeee.


2 posted on 03/26/2012 2:00:00 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Mad Dawgg
She sees $$$$$$$$$$
3 posted on 03/26/2012 2:00:03 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Words fail...


4 posted on 03/26/2012 2:00:43 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Mad Dawgg

In mourning.


5 posted on 03/26/2012 2:01:06 PM PDT by Rytas
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To: Mad Dawgg

Stay classy...


6 posted on 03/26/2012 2:01:19 PM PDT by NMCicero
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To: Mad Dawgg

Just like WWE Ted Dibiase used to say “Everybody’s got a price” its all about the BLING BLING


7 posted on 03/26/2012 2:07:22 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mad Dawgg

Will this include the “WANTED” NBP poster?


8 posted on 03/26/2012 2:08:21 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Mad Dawgg

This is what passes for a smart lawyer nowadays?


9 posted on 03/26/2012 2:08:28 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: Mad Dawgg

Be careful not to make too much money off your dead son. It might land you in the 1% and Obama will have to denounce you.


10 posted on 03/26/2012 2:11:05 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Mach9
"This is what passes for a smart lawyer nowadays?"

Well probably her lawyer saw how well the "***** Ass Cracker" T-shirt was selling and wanted to cash in on the deal!

11 posted on 03/26/2012 2:12:06 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg
I forget. What are the 7 stages of grieving?

Let's see. There's...

1) Shock/denial
2) Pain/guilt
3) Anger/bargaining
4) Depression/loneliness
5) The upward turn
6) Reconstruction/working through
7) Acceptance/hope

Now we have to add an eighth stage:
8) Cashing in.

12 posted on 03/26/2012 2:12:38 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Mad Dawgg; All

Strikes me as a lawyers advice; and an ugly necessity. It’s the only thing she can do to prevent others from capitalizing. I do not envy this woman.


13 posted on 03/26/2012 2:13:12 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Giving her the benefit of a doubt, if she trademarks her son’s name and likeness she can prevent ***** *** Cracker t-shirts from being sold.

Let’s see what she does.


14 posted on 03/26/2012 2:14:21 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: Mad Dawgg

And here I was thinking that Baby Mamas only made cash off of live children....


15 posted on 03/26/2012 2:14:55 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: Mad Dawgg

Well, I guess we need ask “the family lawyer” for confirmation on this.

It seems that the Martin family has learned it’s lessons from the on how to make a fortune out of the death of family member


16 posted on 03/26/2012 2:16:40 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: I Shall Endure
Giving her the benefit of a doubt, if she trademarks her son’s name and likeness she can prevent ***** *** Cracker t-shirts from being sold.

If that's the same shirt I've seen, it doesn't mention her son's name or use his picture (either young and cute or current and considerably less cute). She wouldn't be able to do anything with it.

17 posted on 03/26/2012 2:17:42 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Poor fatherless Black kids will soon be able to sport their own official Trayvon Martin Hoodie for only $299.99.


18 posted on 03/26/2012 2:21:57 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repubs paid as much attention to Rush as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Mad Dawgg
trademarks
19 posted on 03/26/2012 2:26:03 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Too many other Trayvon Martins, Right?


20 posted on 03/26/2012 2:27:56 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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To: Texas Eagle
Martin Luther King's family did something very similar to this. It gave them two things ~ (1) control of his name and (2) money.

When you're dead money still counts.

21 posted on 03/26/2012 2:28:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Mad Dawgg

“M” is for the million things she gave me
“O” means only that she’s growing old
“T” is for the tears she shed to save me
“H” is for her heart of purest gold
“E” is for her eyes with love-light shining
“R” means right and right she’ll always be.
Put them all together they spell MOTHER, a word that means the world to me.

I read somewhere here that Trayvon was in the morgue for three days before anyone thought to ask, “Hey! Where Trayvon at?”


22 posted on 03/26/2012 2:35:55 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives, thanks to Big Bro')
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To: Mad Dawgg

The lawyers for the mothers of his kids will be seeking a cut of the movie rights


23 posted on 03/26/2012 2:43:23 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Right this minute, Rachel Corrie’s parents are kicking themselves.


24 posted on 03/26/2012 2:55:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: NoLibZone
Too many other Trayvon Martins, Right?

I'd be naive if I didn't think money played a part in this. I'd also be naive if I didn't think a lawyer told her - quite reasonably - that her best means of policing the junk that people will inevitably sell with Martin's name and likeness on it is to get the trademark. She still has to hunt them down, and they may not respond to a cease-and-desist letter, but I would have told her to get the trademark

We're going to see him exploited for money by third parties just as we've seen him exploited for political points.

25 posted on 03/26/2012 3:06:36 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Next they will auction off his gangsta stuff, and what about those gold teeth, that hoodie with a hole in the chest should bring a good price.
26 posted on 03/26/2012 3:22:44 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Mad Dawgg

FWIW: The form was filed last Wednesday.


27 posted on 03/26/2012 3:38:25 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: tumblindice

I read somewhere here that Trayvon was in the morgue for three days before anyone thought to ask, “Hey! Where Trayvon at?”

“hey! where dat “N word” (it’s Okay when they say it) Travon be at?”


28 posted on 03/26/2012 4:05:45 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Can’t pass up possibly making a buck off of her dead son.Real class act I see....


29 posted on 03/26/2012 4:11:12 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: ArmstedFragg

That would asl be before the story made the national news wouldn’t it? Interesting.....things that make you go HMMMMM?


30 posted on 03/26/2012 4:16:14 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: ArmstedFragg

That would also be before the story made the national news wouldn’t it? Interesting.....things that make you go HMMMMM?


31 posted on 03/26/2012 4:16:27 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Mad Dawgg

“OK, lessee, we gots da shoe contrack from Nike, da NFL jersey contrack, da autograph bassaball contrack. Thassa good start. What ness? How bout the “NO_LIMIT_NIGGA” clothing line? Dat goan goot?”


32 posted on 03/26/2012 5:07:58 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: 23 Everest

speaking of which.... maybe she should also get a trademark on Trayvon’s Twitter name: “@NO_LIMIT_NIGGA” (Yes, this really was his Twitter name)


33 posted on 03/26/2012 6:02:03 PM PDT by Sisku Hanne (All you have to do is the next right thing.)
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To: Texas Eagle

I think that #8 Cashing In, leapfrogged all the way to the 1st stage. Generational welfare, nanny-state socialists, entitlement mentality, black african-americans. Need we say anymore!


34 posted on 03/26/2012 6:41:58 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Mad Dawgg

Just think, on the road he was headed there’s a pretty good chance he’d have just been a statistic.. One black teen killed by another black teen.

Now his Mom can rake in the big bucks on his fame.


35 posted on 03/26/2012 7:23:42 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Mad Dawgg

This is one astute bereaved mother - and they say that black folks ain’t keeping up!

Word! This momma’s goin’ to New York City!


36 posted on 03/26/2012 7:30:29 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Mad Dawgg; a fool in paradise

Dudes, ya think that a grieving ghetto momma would be smart enough to figure out the trademark angle? Hell, most of us certified uptown geniuses wouldn’t think of it. There is a clever by half shyster behind it, who? John Edwards, who needs new sources of income? Prolly some New York hustler named Bernie Schwartz, or Allen Klein or something. No matter, seriously, you are seeing the birth of a new industry, named after the Elvis Presley Enterprises (not owned anymore by anyone related to the late prescription drug addict) The Trayvon Martin Enterprises. Kinda nice sounding name. Like Rowan and Martin. Or Martin Guitar.


37 posted on 03/26/2012 8:29:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

“Prolly some New York hustler named Bernie Schwartz, or Allen Klein or something.”

Kindly take your antisemetic insinuations out of here and stick to Stormfront. You’ll fit right in that place.


38 posted on 03/26/2012 9:20:22 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: headsonpikes

“Well we’re movin’ on up.....”

Heck, Casey Anthony “grieved” more for Caylee, than this woman has for Trayvon.


39 posted on 03/26/2012 9:23:18 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: KantianBurke

The insinuations and assumptions are all yours. Your advice is as usual cliched and unoriginal.


40 posted on 03/26/2012 9:23:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

No need to play ignorant. You’ve certainly proved it.


41 posted on 03/26/2012 9:33:49 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

You sound like the poster or posters who accused me of playing or promoting the MSM a few days ago. Well, I don’t watch the idiot box or read the MSM press, and haven’t for years. So it was they who were the MSM followers and dissidents, because how would anyone know who is promoting the MNM view. In this case I don’t know but you do know what a Stormfront is and what points of view it promotes. Apparently, you are a regular customer. Fine. I looked in the dictionary for the word “anti-semetic”. It doesn’t appear there. Perhaps you meant ‘anti-semiotic’, in which case you’d be right, I don’t particularly care for semiotics, sometimes referred to as semi-idiotics.

But really, you seem one of those who log onto such forums seeking conflict, seeking bits and pieces, words to outrage yourself, and a way to prove your superiority.

Good day, sir.


42 posted on 03/26/2012 9:43:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

ROTFLMAO! Your silly protests would be a bit more believable if you hadn’t used such obvious code words in your initial screed.


43 posted on 03/26/2012 9:52:59 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: Noamie
These men and women are pigs...make babies and collect checks for same, sit on their azzes and refuse to work ‘cause they can collect a check for just about everything. And when the kid dies, they will sue for anything and everything they can get...in any way they can get it.

This pig cashing in on trademarks is the biggest pig of all...never let a crisis go to waste...they learn well from their socialist/communist plantation masters.

44 posted on 03/26/2012 11:11:15 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Mad Dawgg

Now they are trying to trademark his name to get the gibs. Classy indeed.


45 posted on 03/27/2012 6:30:24 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: Revolting cat!

I think this goes back to the MLK family’s lawsuit against Motown for releasing the I Have A Dream speech on a record.

You saw countless “speech” records of all political stripes in the 1960s. If you gave a speech outdoors on the Washington mall and its historic, at what point has it entered the public domain?


46 posted on 03/27/2012 10:20:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: KantianBurke

If I recall, Klein stole the Beatles and the Stones US publishing money AND the money George Harrison raised for Bangledesh. But he had good intentions.


47 posted on 03/27/2012 10:24:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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