Trayvon's Mom Trademarks Teen's Name, Slogans

She wants money to assist other families
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2012 8:22 AM CDT
Children, many wearing hoodies in solidarity for slain teenager Trayvon Martin march through the streets of Sanford, Florida yesterday.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Trayvon Martin's mother has moved to prevent other people from cashing in on her son's death. She has filed trademark applications for the slain teenager's name and the phrases "Justice for Trayvon" and "I Am Trayvon," which have been appearing on T-shirts at protests around the country, the AP reports. Her lawyer says she doesn't have profit in mind, but wants to "preserve intellectual property rights for projects that will assist other families who experience similar tragedies."

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