Munemo Mushonga is looking to capitalize on the death of George Floyd.
George Floyd died at the hands of police just a few weeks ago and his death has sparked widespread protests all across the United States. People are rightfully upset about what went down and they want to see some changes. Floyd has become a symbol of change in this country and it’s been beautiful to see so many people come together to combat injustice in all of its forms.
However, while some people want to help, it seems like there are others who wish to profit. According to TMZ, a Rhode Island man by the name of Munemo Mushonga has filed a trademark request for George Floyd’s name. In the trademark filing, it says he hopes to use Floyd’s name for “production and distribution of television shows and movies.”
What is interesting about this filing is that Mushonga has no relation to Floyd and it doesn’t seem like he has any Hollywood connections either. Not to mention, one of the companies listed on the paperwork is a construction business in Miami. In order for the trademark to be approved, Mushonga would need written consent from Floyd himself. Even a representative wouldn’t be enough.
If Floyd’s family isn’t on board, then this trademark filing will most certainly be denied. What do you guys think? Should this even be allowed?