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.

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  1. Beth In FL

    They don't have any money to file a suit with so, as usual, it's a Cindy ploy to put some stage light on her ugly mug and crap puffs in her pie hole. Be gone with you Cindy & George! Nobody needs another Anthony family member clogging up the court system.

    May 18, 2011 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dick Cheney

    The parents just want their cut of the loot. They raised a murderer and now they want to cash in on their granddaughter's corpse.

    May 18, 2011 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. Eastender

    What greedy b*s*a*ds. Anyone who makes money off their murdered grandchild, by their daugther no less, is evil in my eyes.

    May 18, 2011 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
    • gill

      would you rather a stranger make money off a thong with her name? Not excusing the anthony' s but seriously.

      May 18, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. DMC

    She makes me sick. Anyone that would hurt a baby has a special place in hell.

    May 18, 2011 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mo

    So how many of you out there are surprised at this recent action? Because to be honest, I was not surprised. $100 says when she is found guilty, the parents plea to the president.

    May 18, 2011 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey

    @ Athens, GA (1:24 AM):
    Your question about an omnipresent God's attendance at this murder is powerful.
    It reminds me of Mark Twain's contributions to the subject of belief.
    Unfortunately, most humans are too frightened to consider your point.

    May 18, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joey

    @ Chris:
    Thank you for your support of literacy.

    May 18, 2011 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |

    Here are *my* books, for Cindy's viewing pleasure =

    $0.00 from 2008 – 2011

    We expect to have another record breaking year of $0.00, since ya know, we think it is reprehensible to profit off a dead child.

    May 18, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dar

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This case gets more bizarre every day. Trademarking your dead grandaughter is rediculous. There is a difference between protecting the deceased toddler and financially collecting from her death. This whole case and reaction from the family is INSANE!! No wander the cops cant pinpoint exactly who took Caylee's life because this whole case is a "WILD GOOSE CHASE" I've watched interviews, arrests, seen it all and Casey Anthony has mind boggled me. Note to everyone, she is not stupid. She is pretty damn smart, she knows what she's doing and she knows what she did!!!

    May 18, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. faye

    With all that is still going on, THIS is what they think of? Greed it's all about greed... Aren't they then making $$$ off of Caylees name.. Shame on these two, I wish they too can sit in a jail cell. Cindy lives up to her reputation, and George just stands there with that "look" on his face.. This entire family needed to be counseled a long time ago, rest in peace little CAYLEE, got that Cindy, I said CAYLEE how much is that worth to you?

    May 18, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
    • George

      You will be receiving a bill in the mail for $17.99

      May 18, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
    • faye

      @George. Ha ha

      May 18, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. Joey

    "The names are different, but the faces are the same."
    –The Naked Carmen
    Mentalities based on ignorance and irrational cognitions appear recognizably here under different stage names.
    The lack of perception in my country is terrifying. The pandemic absence of education is hopeless in its progression.
    Perhaps alien intervention will provide a new gene pool.
    Called down for hideous grammar and style above, one woman reappeared with a different mask to excrete the same inane thoughts.
    It's no wonder that a family like the Anthonys think that nobody can tell that they're guilty of murder.

    May 18, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. dewey cox

    Can sum one murder Nancy Graces g0d awful nose. . . please!

    May 18, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • gill

      all you care about is fruit and touching yourself ....well F%& K YOU

      May 18, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  13. Wally

    Please if someone knows how I can marry Casey let me know, I love this woman. I will also kill for her.

    May 18, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Ken

      Wally, it's time for you to take your pill from the nice nurse and take a nap. Remember, the bars on the windows are there to support the building...nothing more.

      May 18, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  14. Eliana

    I find it strange that these people have nothing else to do but apply for trademarks. It seems a little late in the game to feign concern for this kid.

    May 18, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. Christa

    Note that it says "others" from making money...and they want to see the records of how much the site has made. Looks like THEY want to profit from her death to me. The worse part is that they might give money to their daughter for her defense...No one should be able to make money off of a person's death.

    May 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seraphim0

      "the worse part" eh? So much for Innocent until proven Guilty. Tell you what, since you're a master detective and can tell guilt from innocence, why don't we put you in charge of determining the outcome of all trials and scrap the whole justice system, eh?

      I don't know if she's guilty or innocent- I haven't seen the trial evidence or heard the arguments. However, if she is guilty, she should get the maximum penalty the law allows, up to and including death if warranted. If she innocent, she should be released.

      May 18, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • d

      Agreed, Christa.

      Guilt or innocence is of no consequence...the mere fact that Casey NEVER called for help, when the child was missing should be sufficient to ban her from receiving any proceeds....and as for the parents the fact that they have changed their story to support Casey tells me that this is in deed a sick family. I am hoping that the Jury stands up for Caylee by sending her mother to the slammer for life.

      BTW, my dog Sadie would have done a better job caring for this kid than Casey ever did...try separating her from her pups and you will see what I mean!!

      May 21, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
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