Kobe Inc. Files To Trademark ‘Black Mamba’

by May 14, 2016

After ending his Hall of Fame career with an epic 60-point game, Kobe Bryant has spared little time before jumping into his next venture: running his company, Kobe Inc.

According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Kobe’s company filed to trademark his nickname, “Black Mamba,” earlier this month.

“Black Mamba” is just one of many phrases Kobe Inc. has filed to trademark.

Via Rovell:

Kobe Inc., the business arm of recently retired Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, has filed to trademark his familiar nickname “Black Mamba.”


The company filed for the trademark May 2, a record with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows, with intent to use the nickname on everything from athletic apparel to sneakers.


Black Mamba is the 11th trademark filing for Kobe Inc. Other phrases that the company has filed for include “HeroVillain,” “Create Forever,” “Dream Epic” and “Friends Hang Sometimes, Banners Hang Forever.”