Los Angeles Man Seeks Trademark For Trayvon Martin Hooded Sweatshirts
In a crass move to cash in on the Trayvon Martin killing, a Los Angeles man has filed a trademark application seeking to use the dead teenager’s name on hoodies.
Marcus Singletary, a 36-year-old musician, last Friday sought to secure a mark for “Justice for Trayvon.” His United States Patent and Trademark Office filing notes that he wants to solely use the phrase for “Hooded sweatshirts.”
Singletary’s March 23 application, which was submitted online and cost $275, is excerpted here. A rock guitarist, he is pictured at right in a photo off a 2008 album cover. Singletary did not respond to a message left at the phone number on his USPTO filing.
On March 21, Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s mother, filed to trademark “Justice for Trayvon.” She wants to use the phrase in connection with CDs, DVDs, and other digital products.