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Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Dan on Tue Mar 27 14:07:40 2012

The "grieving" mother, unbelievable behavior:

Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/26/trayvon-martins-mom-files-trademark-papers/?intcmp=obnetwork

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Mar 27 14:11:15 2012, in response to Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Dan on Tue Mar 27 14:07:40 2012.

danD124 will be happy to see Fox News is covering the story.

She should profit. Trayvon "hoodies" will be marketable. There is nothing wrong with profiting from a horrible event in life. It's her son. I'd rather see her profit than someone else.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by The Flxible Neofan on Tue Mar 27 14:16:41 2012, in response to Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Dan on Tue Mar 27 14:07:40 2012.

That's intriguing. Playing devil's advocate, she might be trying to prevent other people from trying to twist the "I am Trayvon" and "Justice for Trayvon" campaigns into some sort of money making scheme or into something incredibly negative. People have already been trying to twist his image into some no good thug that was likely asking to be shot.

I have no doubt that Ms. Fulton is grieving not over the loss of her son, but having to defend his image and try to find justice for him.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Olog-hai on Tue Mar 27 14:41:31 2012, in response to Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Dan on Tue Mar 27 14:07:40 2012.

There might be some left-wing radicals that see "Fox News" and try to discredit the story, until they see that it's actually written by the Associated Press . . .

Mar. 26, 2012 5:43 PM ET

Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press
MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has filed papers seeking to trademark two slogans based on his name.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office filings by Sybrina Fulton are for the sayings "I Am Trayvon" and "Justice For Trayvon." The applications were filed last week.

The applications say the trademarks could be used for such things as DVDs and CDs. An attorney who filed the papers says Fulton wants to protect intellectual property rights for use in projects to help other families in similar situations.

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has claimed he shot the 17-year-old Martin in self-defense. Martin's family claims racial profiling was behind the killing, which has become a national racial flashpoint. Martin was black. Zimmerman's father is white and mother Hispanic.


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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Olog-hai on Tue Mar 27 14:50:45 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Mar 27 14:11:15 2012.

These papers were filed on March 21, FWICS.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by SLRT on Tue Mar 27 15:01:20 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by The Flxible Neofan on Tue Mar 27 14:16:41 2012.

That doesn't work for trademark filings. To file for a trademark, you either must be using the mark in commerce, or intend to use it in commerce. You must also state what commerce you intend to use it in.

So ... I checked the USPTO:

Word Mark I AM TRAYVON
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Digital materials, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring TRAYVON MARTIN; Digital media, namely, pre-recorded DVDs, downloadable audio and video recordings, and CDs featuring and promoting TRAYVON MARTIN; Digital media, namely, pre-recorded video cassettes, digital video discs, digital versatile discs, downloadable audio and video recordings, DVDs, and high definition digital discs featuring TRAYVON MARTIN; Digital media, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring TRAYVON MARTIN; DVD cases; DVD sleeves; DVDs featuring TRAYVON MARTIN
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85575974
Filing Date March 21, 2012
Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) SABRINA FULTON INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 538 E. Washington Street Orlando FLORIDA 32801


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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by SLRT on Tue Mar 27 15:03:44 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Olog-hai on Tue Mar 27 14:41:31 2012.

Or you can go straight to the Trademark Office.

I had to check this. I can understand I grieving parent filing lawsuits and such, but this really speaks to the times we're living in:

Word Mark I AM TRAYVON
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Digital materials, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring TRAYVON MARTIN; Digital media, namely, pre-recorded DVDs, downloadable audio and video recordings, and CDs featuring and promoting TRAYVON MARTIN; Digital media, namely, pre-recorded video cassettes, digital video discs, digital versatile discs, downloadable audio and video recordings, DVDs, and high definition digital discs featuring TRAYVON MARTIN; Digital media, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring TRAYVON MARTIN; DVD cases; DVD sleeves; DVDs featuring TRAYVON MARTIN
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85575974
Filing Date March 21, 2012
Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) SABRINA FULTON INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 538 E. Washington Street Orlando FLORIDA 32801


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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Fred G on Tue Mar 27 15:36:15 2012, in response to Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Dan on Tue Mar 27 14:07:40 2012.

The Martins have an attorney and she probably acted on his advice. I admire her presence of mind to do something like this to prevent hijacking the name by others.
Besides, it's not the first time someone has acted businesslike during a grieving period.
Lastly, if you have so much respect for "grieving" why are you villifying her?

your pal,
Fred


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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by SLRT on Tue Mar 27 15:39:57 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Fred G on Tue Mar 27 15:36:15 2012.

Her trademarks are specifically for digital media, like CDs and DVDs. It would seem this is what she intends to produce. I wonder what?

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Fred G on Tue Mar 27 15:44:11 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by SLRT on Tue Mar 27 15:39:57 2012.

Sometimes trademarking is done to prevent activity.

your pal,
Fred

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue Mar 27 16:28:41 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by The Flxible Neofan on Tue Mar 27 14:16:41 2012.

Precisely ... that's the reason. She was probably approached by lawyers telling her that if she didn't, then others would do so.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by SLRT on Tue Mar 27 16:35:08 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Fred G on Tue Mar 27 15:44:11 2012.

As I said in another post, she'll have to produce something. Trademarks are for commerce. You won't be awarded one if you aren't going to use it in commerce.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 27 16:47:04 2012, in response to Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Dan on Tue Mar 27 14:07:40 2012.

Back in the 90s there was a spate of tourist killings on I-75 in Florida. In response, some entrepreneurial souls began selling tee shirts. One such Tee had the outline of the state of Florida superimposed with the shape of an automatic hand gun. The text read:

Don't Shoot! I'm not a Tourist!


If this family can turn a profit on their tragedy, it would be more just than someone else doing it. Make no mistake - it will be done - in some manner.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Fred G on Tue Mar 27 16:58:49 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by SLRT on Tue Mar 27 16:35:08 2012.

You can file an Intent to Use document.

your pal,
Fred

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Rockparkman on Tue Mar 27 16:59:33 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by SLRT on Tue Mar 27 15:01:20 2012.

Nazi Post. American Freedom is the "right" to eat pink slime so some millionaire can become a billionaire.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 27 17:03:56 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Rockparkman on Tue Mar 27 16:59:33 2012.

Hey, that Pink Slime was what the obamites wanted to force children to eat instead of their own home-made "unhealthy" tuna salad sandwiches

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Tue Mar 27 17:04:10 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 27 16:47:04 2012.

I think what is going on here is the family is trying to prevent the gratuitous use of Trayvon's name and/or image, which isn't so unusual.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 27 17:06:54 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by JayZeeBMT on Tue Mar 27 17:04:10 2012.

That could be too. As I said, someone will do it. Hoodies with holes or targets or silhouettes of a kid with his hands up. It's very poor taste and it sucks but it's bound to happen.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Tue Mar 27 17:18:07 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 27 17:06:54 2012.

I agree. It will happen. There is no floor on poor taste.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Rockparkman on Tue Mar 27 17:32:26 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 27 17:03:56 2012.

I'll take the tuna myself. fuck the health communists.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 27 17:33:40 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Rockparkman on Tue Mar 27 17:32:26 2012.

"I'll take the tuna myself. fuck the extremist liberal health communists.


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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by AMoreira81 on Tue Mar 27 17:51:11 2012, in response to Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Dan on Tue Mar 27 14:07:40 2012.

Straight up, I have no problem. The reason...to prevent some ghouo from profiting off of this.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by orange blossom special on Tue Mar 27 18:09:41 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by JayZeeBMT on Tue Mar 27 17:04:10 2012.

They're really going to stop the "reverends" sharpton and jackson, and even Obama from that? ha!

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by SLRT on Tue Mar 27 18:58:29 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Fred G on Tue Mar 27 16:58:49 2012.

But you will have it cancelled if you don't produce in a certain period of time.

Also, she filed for digital media. This leaves open some of the more obvious things that would likely be sold trading on Trevon, like T-shirts.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by SLRT on Tue Mar 27 19:00:50 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 27 17:03:56 2012.

Well, they would argue that "we don't know what's in your homemade tuna sandwich, but we KNOW what's in pink slime."

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Fred G on Tue Mar 27 19:07:15 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by SLRT on Tue Mar 27 18:58:29 2012.

That certain amount of time could be enough until it blows over. In 12 months we probably won't hear about this anymore.

your pal,
Fred

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by SLRT on Tue Mar 27 19:12:54 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Fred G on Tue Mar 27 19:07:15 2012.

I suppose not.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by SLRT on Tue Mar 27 19:13:40 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by JayZeeBMT on Tue Mar 27 17:18:07 2012.

No ceiling either.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Tue Mar 27 19:22:23 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Fred G on Tue Mar 27 19:07:15 2012.

unless there is no justice in this case

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 27 19:25:10 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Tue Mar 27 19:22:23 2012.

What is justice in this case?

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Rockparkman on Tue Mar 27 19:26:09 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by SLRT on Tue Mar 27 19:00:50 2012.

I don't wanna know. :-)

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Tue Mar 27 19:26:12 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 27 19:25:10 2012.

jail for zimmerman and a trial for 1st degree MURDER filed against him

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 27 19:43:55 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Tue Mar 27 19:26:12 2012.

What conditions make this a First Degree Murder case?

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Mar 27 19:49:27 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Mar 27 14:11:15 2012.

I agree. Besides, she has almost certainly hired a lawyer and the non-grieving lawyer is the one doing these things, which are in her interest.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Mar 27 19:51:42 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Mar 27 19:49:27 2012.

Should have read the whole thread.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Tue Mar 27 20:42:46 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 27 19:43:55 2012.

stalking refusing to obey 911 commands to leve the victim alone
shooting him in cold blood ( murder )

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Mar 27 20:46:33 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Tue Mar 27 20:42:46 2012.

ask JayZeeBMT why he describes Trayvon as a little 140 pounder.

he was about 6'3, 165 and athletically built. I can see someone that size knocking down a chubby Zimmerman.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Tue Mar 27 20:47:48 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Mar 27 20:46:33 2012.

maybe but i dont think so in this case

nah !!!

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Mar 27 20:50:27 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Tue Mar 27 20:47:48 2012.

a 6'3 165 pounder could knock a chubby Zimmerman on his ass.

I don't know why people don't think that's possible. I guess that's what happens when the media refuses to show recent photos of the victim.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Mar 27 20:57:01 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Mar 27 20:50:27 2012.

6'3" 165 pounds is skinny.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Mar 27 21:00:50 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Mar 27 20:57:01 2012.

but big enough to knock a fat dork like Zimmerman down.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Mar 27 21:07:36 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Mar 27 21:00:50 2012.

Not really.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Edwards! on Tue Mar 27 21:13:33 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Mar 27 20:46:33 2012.

OKAY..But..my question to you ,since you seem to side with the defenant..is simple enough that even you can understand it..

Do you believe the young man deserved to die?

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 27 21:18:03 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Edwards! on Tue Mar 27 21:13:33 2012.

Not to be overly critical but as yet, there is no defendant. No one has been indicted yet, except for here and the liberal media. The criminal justice system has not yet acted.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Mar 27 21:18:33 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Edwards! on Tue Mar 27 21:13:33 2012.

BITCHASS I'm not siding with Zimmerman. I said he gives the law a bad name. But we know that witnesses saw him getting his ass kicked first and I wonder what that's about.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Olog-hai on Wed Mar 28 01:50:26 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Mar 27 21:07:36 2012.

Why not?

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by LuchAAA on Wed Mar 28 01:52:06 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Mar 27 21:07:36 2012.

6'3 165 could knock down a bigger guy. especially if it's all fat.

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Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers

Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed Mar 28 14:25:58 2012, in response to Re: Trayvon Martin's mom files trademark papers, posted by LuchAAA on Wed Mar 28 01:52:06 2012.

6'3" 165 doesn't have much muscle.

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