Trayvon hood: Trademark application challenges that of killed teen’s mother
The mother of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old student that was killed a month ago while walking home from a convenience store, applied for two trademarks related to her late son: I AM TRAYVON and JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON.
Both of those marks were applied for a range of digital materials, such as DVDs, CDs and other audiovisual material, specifically:
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
Trayvon was shot and killed by a guy named George Zimmerman who allegedly acted in self-defense; at the time of the incident, Trayvon was wearing a hoodie.
Not surprisingly someone is trying to capitalize on the “hoodie” notoriety and applied for the mark JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON, for:
IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Hooded sweatshirts
So what about domain names?
According to top WHOIS tool, DomainTools, the following important domains are already taken:
Meanwhile, Trayvon.com is owned by none other than domain investor Mike Mann, who acquired the domain name long before the unfortunate killing of Trayvon Martin occurred.