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Trayvon’s Mother Seeks Trademark

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week to trademark the slogans “I Am Trayvon” and “Justice For Trayvon.” According to Fulton’s lawyer, the application was to protect intellectual property rights on projects associated with her son’s death. This patent would cover any DVDs or CDs made with the slogans and will serve as an example to other families in similar situations. The 17-year-old’s mother took action to protect her son’s name in the midst of new information about Martin being suspended from school for traces of marijuana found in his book bag.

“The only comment that I have right now is that they killed my son and now they’re trying to kill his reputation,” Fulton told reporters. The Sanford Police Department deny releasing the information about Trayvon's suspension but acknowledge there may have been a leak in the agency. City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. said the source of the leak would be investigated and the person responsible could be fired. On Monday, at the request of the Associated Press, it was confirmed by the Department of Juvenile Justice that Martin did not have a juvenile offender record. Martin's murder, George Zimmerman, has a record of assault and has still not been detained for the teen's death. 

If and when this case finally goes to trial, what effect will the attacks on Martin’s character have on the judge and jury? 

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