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Philonise Floyd Files for Trademark of Brother's Name

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By    |   Thursday, 18 June 2020 04:43 PM

Philonise Floyd has applied to trademark a foundation in his brother's name, reports TMZ.

If approved, Philonise Floyd will be able to use the trademark, "George Floyd Foundation," to educate the public and support families who have fallen victim to police brutality. He will also have the ability to sell branded merchandise with the phrase, including face masks and clothing items, make documentaries about George Floyd, put on charitable fundraising services, and arrange and conduct business seminars in the field of social justice, human rights, and police reform.

Philonise Floyd applied for the trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on June 12.

The report comes after a man named Munemo Mushonga filed a trademark application to use George Floyd's name in the "production and distribution of television shows and movies."

The USPTO is strict regarding trademarks on names, so Mushonga's request is likely to get rejected.

Another man, 57-year-old British businessman Georgios Demetriou, submitted trademark applications June 6 for the phrases, "Black Lives Matter" and "I Can't Breathe."

Floyd died in police custody last month at the hands of a white police officer.

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Philonise Floyd has applied to trademark a foundation in his brother's name, the "George Floyd Foundation," according to TMZ.
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