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Man Files Trademark Application To Use George Floyd's Name In Film

1,362 views | June 14, 2020 | News | By hiphopallaround

Since the tragic murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers just a few weeks ago, we've seen nationwide protests and riots, even worldwide protests. The Houston native has since become a symbol of change, not just in the U.S. but also overseas. However, new reports seem to show that not everyone is here to help and push movement, but simply to profit.


The new report by TMZ states that a Rhode Island man who goes by the name of Munermo Mushonga has filed a trademark application for George Floyd's name. In the application, Mushonga wishes to use George Floyd's name for “production and distribution of television shows and movies."



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While the trademark application may not have seen so strange if it wasn't for the fact that Mushonga reportedly has no relation to Floyd at all. Even his Hollywood connections are questionable as one of the companies listed on the application is a construction business in Miami. Mushonga would need written consent from Floyd himself for the filing to be approved.

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Since the tragic murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers just a few weeks ago, we’ve seen nationwide protests and riots, even worldwide protests. The Houston native has since become a symbol of change, not just in the U.S. but also overseas. However, new reports seem to show that not everyone is here to help and push movement, but simply to profit.


The new report by TMZ states that a Rhode Island man who goes by the name of Munermo Mushonga has filed a trademark application for George Floyd’s name. In the application, Mushonga wishes to use George Floyd’s name for “production and distribution of television shows and movies.”






Mario Tama/Getty Images

While the trademark application may not have seen so strange if it wasn’t for the fact that Mushonga reportedly has no relation to Floyd at all. Even his Hollywood connections are questionable as one of the companies listed on the application is a construction business in Miami. Mushonga would need written consent from Floyd himself for the filing to be approved.

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