Trayvon Martin’s Mom Files Trademark Papers

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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