Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton filed applications last week with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark two slogans associated with the 17-year-old: “I Am Trayvon,” and “Justice for Trayvon.”
The papers filed show that the mother wants the trademarks so the phrases can be used on “digital materials,” The Smoking Guns reports.
Also Monday, an attorney for Martin’s mother confirmed that she filed trademark applications for two slogans containing her son’s name: “Justice for Trayvon” and “I Am Trayvon.” The applications said the trademarks could be used for such things as DVDs and CDs.
The trademark attorney, Kimra Major-Morris, said in an email that Fulton wants to protect intellectual property rights for “projects that will assist other families who experience similar tragedies.”
According to the lawyer the family’s trademark efforts have no profit motive.
In related news, there are some folks ready to throw parties using Trayvon Martin’s name.
Bentley’s Lingerie Lounge in Greensboro, NC planned throw a club night using Trayvon Martin’s name. A line on the flyer for the party that’s now been cancelled read “everyone free B4 11 with an empty bag of Skittles.”