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The candid and flamboyant Charles Ramsey isn’t as ignorant as the tabloids make him seem. After the 43-year-old Cleveland native rescued three women from a decade of captivity, Ramsey shot right up to fame, being donned a national hero. Now his name is worth a pretty penny, and he’s up to grabbing every last one.
Early June, Ramsey went and filed three applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to get his name issued as an actual catch phrase and legal trademark. Ramsey’s lawyer submitted “Charles Ramsey”, “Charles Seymour Ramsey” and Charles’ famous phrase “Dead Giveaway”, the quote Ramsey said in his initial interview after rescuing the girls on May 6.
“I knew something was wrong when a little, pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway,” said Ramsey.
Smoking Gun confirms that Ramsey spent $1,650 on USPTO applications just to stamp his name for commercial purposes. His name will be used to cover products like bracelets, t-shirts, shoes and even Halloween costumes with masks and clothing attire to match Ramsey’s.
Ramsey saw the trademark idea as an opportunity when local restaurants in Cleveland started using his name for burgers.
“I never told these people they could use my name for this,” Ramsey said in a statement released by his lawyer.
Ramsey now has an official website currently under construction called charlesramseylive.com. The website will keep everyone updated on “everything Ramsey”. The homepage sports a “Team Ramsey, LLC” logo and seems pretty legit.
Ariel Castro pleaded guilty to the charges of kidnapping Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight. Castro held the women in the basement of his Cleveland Ohio home for over a decade. During captivity, one of the girls even gave birth to a child that is reportedly Castro’s.
Good luck Charles, you’ve came a long way my brother.