Kobe Bryant, LLC files trademarks for footwear and apparel
Kobe Bryant, LLC has reportedly filed trademarks for footwear and apparel, according to Nice Kicks on Twitter.
Kobe Bryant, LLC has filed trademarks for footwear and apparel. pic.twitter.com/s9OUuEEFxB— Nice Kicks (@nicekicks) April 20, 2021
As seen in the picture, the trademarks include a number of phrases referencing Mamba Mentality and the late Gigi Bryant.
Nike confirmed that the Bryant estate did not renew its contract with Nike when it expired last week, saying in a statement: “Kobe Bryant was an important part of Nike’s deep connection to consumers. He pushed us and made everyone around him better. Though our contractual relationship has ended, he remains a deeply loved member of the Nike family.”
Yesterday, Vanessa Bryant gave the following statement to ESPN's Nick DePaula: "Kobe's Nike contract expired on 4/13/21. Kobe and Nike have made some of the most beautiful basketball shoes of all time, worn and adored by fans and athletes in all sports across the globe. It seems fitting that more NBA players wear my husband's product than any other signature shoe."