An increasing number of entrepreneurs are figuring out how to profit from the Occupy movement. “Occupy” trademarks are all the rage and “We are the 99%” t-shirts are a popular item. There’s no application yet for Occupy Portland, but check out this recent filing from Wisconsin (filed October 29, 2011):
Quite a mouthful, huh? And what’s the hashtag???
Never one to shy away from a quick buck, rapper Jay-Z (“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man) tried to use an evening among the Occupy movement to hawk his own line of “Occupy All Streets” t-shirts. Backlash was quick and widespread once it became clear that none of the profits would help the Occupy movement.
Have you bought any Occupy-related merchandise yet?