Caylee Anthony's grandparents apply to trademark her name
George and Cindy Anthony have applied for a trademark on granddaughter Caylee Anthony's name.
May 17th, 2011
07:06 PM ET

Caylee Anthony's grandparents apply to trademark her name

Caylee Anthony's grandparents have applied for trademarks on her name as well as the phrase "Justice for Caylee" to prevent others from using or profiting from the slain Florida toddler's likeness, the couple's lawyer said Tuesday.

George and Cindy Anthony's lawyer also sent a letter this week to Internet marketing company, demanding that it stop selling a slew of merchandise labeled "Justice for Caylee." The items included T-shirts, boxer shorts, thongs, aprons, Christmas stockings and pet food bowls.

"This website is an affront to the memory of Caylee Anthony and the family will not tolerate the malicious production of her name in any format," stated a May 17 letter from Orlando attorney Mark Lippman  to Cafepress' legal department.

The letter asked that the site pull the merchandise, which it says is libelous in nature, and provide an accounting of all sales and proceeds from the merchandise.

Cafepress had yet to receive the letter, a representative for the California-based company said Tuesday. Cafepress does not create the content on its site, the representative said. The designs are created by consumers, who upload them to the site.

Caylee Anthony's name has appeared on T-shirts, buttons, fliers and merchandise such as dolls since her disappearance in 2008.

Her mother, Casey Anthony, is charged with first-degree murder. Her trial began last week with jury selection in Pinellas County, Florida.

soundoff (135 Responses)
  1. Wally

    Does anyone have her e mail? Please

    May 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Wally

    Never mind; just got her lawyers email, I'm asking him how to proceed.

    May 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Wally

    If we have a girl I'm calling her Caysee if boy Caylor

    May 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Yourtickingmeoff


    May 18, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Wenz

    Cindy & George Anthony – get jobs and stop trying to profit off of poor little Caylee's death!

    May 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lisa

    Ok, "Justice for Caylee Anthony," then....

    May 19, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
    • D

      Yeah, finally Justice for Caylee... I am hoping for a just verdict here. It seems to me that the family has all joined Camp Casey....well, I am committed completely to justice for Caylee

      May 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bev

      I agree...Justice For Caylee....

      May 22, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. Bev

    To all who are critical of George and Cindy. Walk a mile in their shoes. This whole mess would take it's toll on any parent. People making money on their murdered grand-daughter should be ashamed os theirselves. As a parent and grandmother myself, I would be irrate if it were my child and especially my baby grand-daughter. Lighten up on George and Cindy.

    May 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      Bev, when did old pizza start smelling like a dead body? The more these two depart from their original (true) story, the less empathy I have for them... Make no mistake about it, I am totally on the side of defenseless Caylee.

      May 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bev

    D.. They are parents and what parent wants to believe their daughter could be capable of such a horrible crime? They know the smell of decomp, a nurse and police investigator knows that baby girls body was in the trunk of that car. Their whole world has been turned upside down and now their daughter is going to point the finger at them. I can't imagine the grief these two feel. They know the truth about Casey.

    May 22, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Bev

      I too am on Caylee's side. I just hope that jury stays focused on WHY they are there.

      May 22, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Selina

      Bev, if they know the Truth then why are they protecting Their Daughter??????????????????????

      July 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Liza

    Tomorrow, Tuesday 24th of May, 8am to 8.05am florida time. A group of us will be having 5 minute silence for little Caylee Marie Anthony. You can pray or if not religious send good thoughts and power to the people on her side who will be telling her side of the story. Please spread the word for everyone to reserve these few moments for little Caylee.

    May 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mary Kay

    You have got to be kidding.

    May 28, 2011 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. Wally is weird!

    Wow.... how funny!!!

    June 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. HonoringCayleeWorldWide

    July 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. amy

    the grandparents are the ones who want to profit from her name. i am sure there will be a book written, or a movie made in which they will be the ones to profit from. these justice for caylee pages and groups on the internet are not meant for profit, but are meant as a way to remember the life of caylee anthony. i have not seen any that sre for profit. this is an outrage

    July 12, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kay Hofer

    NO THEY DONT LOOK LIKE LEECHES DO THEY???? THEY MAKE ME SICK - Im sure there is a very special place in HELL for the whole family- dont forget the tears that Lee and his woman shed??

    August 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
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