The mother of Trayvon Martin has applied to trademark some of the rallying slogans being used in the wake of her son's shooting death. But her lawyer is quick to point out that she is not doing this for profit.
The Associated Press reports Sybrina Fulton wants to trademark "Justice for Trayvon" and "I am Trayvon." Her lawyer said that any money made would go towards “projects that will assist other families who experience similar tragedies.”
When The AP asked if Fulton had any intention of making a profit, attorney Kimra Major-Morris replied, "None.":
But not everyone is so charitable. The New York Daily News reports that there are plenty of people hawking Trayvon items online. One eBay seller said just 10% of profits made from selling Trayvon t-shirts will go to a fund in Trayvon's name, while other companies are selling merchandise strictly for profit.
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The unarmed 17-year-old was gunned down a month ago in Florida by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Zimmerman claimed self-defense and has not been charged with anything. However supporters of Trayvon are pushing for criminal charges, using those slogans as rallying cries.