Entrepreneurs are seeking to profit from the demonstrations with T-shirts and other merchandise. T-shirts began to appear days after the first protest on 17 September, a march through lower Manhattan. Now T-shirts, coffee mugs and other merchandise are being offered on the campsites that have sprung up in cities across the US. The US patent and trademark office has received a spate of applications.
Ray Agrinzone, a clothing designer, who launched a website, said: "There's nothing wrong with turning a profit."