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Exploiting a Tragedy

Exploiting a Tragedy

From New York Magazine:

“In the wake of the outcry over his killing, ‘Trayvon Martin’ merchandise has been selling through the roof: T-shirts, buttons, pins, CDs, DVDs, and more. Now Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Martin, has filed papers to trademark two phrases based on her son’s name: ‘I Am Trayvon’ and ‘Justice for Trayvon.’ ”

“Trayvon’s parents warned supporters to watch out for several fake online donation sites, soliciting cash in their son’s name.”



Amy Dunayevich

Amy Dunayevich is a third year student at Fordham University School of Law and is Fordham IPLJ's Technology Editor. Originally from the Detroit suburbs, Amy spent two years in the Peace Corps living in Eastern Europe without running water but with high-speed internet. Amy now lives in Brooklyn with her little black pug Roxanne. Although pursuing a career in the public interest, Amy finds intellectual property law to be extremely relevant, interesting, and important.