Kobe Bryant's family just announced that they're going to lock up the "Mamba and Mambacita" trademark. Since Kobe's tragic death, his family has been working on trademarks with his names and nicknames included. Reports also claim that the Bryant family will use the "Mamba and Mambacita" trademark for clothing purposes.
Now, it appears that fans will still get to see a lot of Kobe's merch in the future. However, it's still unclear whether the family is also going to use the trademark for basketball shoes.
Kobe Bryant's Family Wants To Secure 'Mamba and Mambacita' Trademark
Kobe Bryant's attorney reportedly filed the trademark application back on March 10, 2021. The applications state that the "Mamba and Mambacita" trademark will be used for clothing line purposes. The clothing line includes all kinds of men's and women's wear.
However, it's still unclear if the family is also going to use it for shoes. Apparently, Nike previously announced that they will continue to release Kobe's Proto shoes. Millions of fans also loved this decision to keep Koby's legacy running.
Meanwhile, the NBA also released limited-edition Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers jerseys.
This Wasn't the First Time the Family Locked a Trademark
This wasn't the first time that the family claimed a trademark. Apparently, the Bryant family has been locking up names to secure Kobe and his daughter Gianna's name. According to reports, the family has already locked trademarks like "Mamba Sports Academy," "Mambacita," "Lady Mambas," "Lil Mambas," and more.
Since Kobe's tragic death, some people tried to make money out of it by selling merch with Kobe and Gianna's name or nicknames on it. This prompted the family had to put a stop to it. The Bryant family has yet to announce the release date of the "Mamba and Mambacita" clothing line.
Other Sports Legends Do the Same
Different sports legends have done the same thing of locking up trademarks of their names or nicknames. One of which is Tom Brady, who previously applied for the "Tom Terrific" trademark. Apparently, a lot of people are also taking advantage of selling merch from sports legends by creating their own trademarks with their names on them.
NBA superstar LeBron James also owns a massive 33 trademarks to secure his name. However, most of his trademarks are also a company and schools he built. Golf legend Tiger Woods also locked 15 trademarks with mostly "Tigers" on them.
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