Last week, a friend of mine emailed me an article about a trademark issue related to the Trayvon Martin story. In the event you haven’t heard about Trayvon Martin because you’ve been doing research in Antarctica for the past month, Trayvon was an African-American teenager who was shot and killed in Florida by a neighborhood watch captain who claims he was acting in self-defense. Trayvon was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and was unarmed at the time he was shot. The controversial killing has received an enormous amount of media coverage because the shooter has not been arrested by Florida authorities and it appears from a 911 call that he might have provoked Trayvon by following him throughout the neighborhood and approaching him when there was no justification to do so. The case has understandably sparked public outrage in many parts of the country and has resulted in numerous demonstrations and protests during which participants have chanted such phrases as “I AM TRAYVON” and “JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON.” These two rallying cries have appeared on t-shirts and hats worn by Trayvon’s supporters, as well as on large signs and banners used during the protests.