Kobe Bryant‘s legacy could be entering the wine industry — Vanessa Bryant just filed four new trademark applications for a wine named after the late NBA Hall of Famer.
TMZ Sports has confirmed … Vanessa submitted docs on Nov. 5 to secure trademarks that indicate her aspirations to enter the wine business … with “Mamba Vino,” “Mamba Vino 2024,” “Mamba Vino 8,” and “Mamba Vino 24” among the phrases listed, as first reported by Josh Gerben.
Kobe Bryant, LLC — which is run by Vanessa — is listed as the applicant on the filing … with Bryant signing off on all the paperwork.
This move is the latest in a series of business moves by Vanessa … as we previously reported, last month she filed a trademark for digital collectible items, websites, training camps, broadcasting platforms, podcasts, TV shows, movies, documentaries and music … as well as sports cards, food/drink containers and t-shirts.
All four new trademark names include one of Kobe’s many nicknames, “vino” … ’cause many people thought his game got better with age.
The names also pay tribute to the numbers Kobe wore — 8 and 24 — of course, both numbers are retired by the Lakers and hang in the rafters at the Staples Center.
Vanessa would be joining a growing industry … a long list of former athletes such as Drew Bledsoe, Yao Ming, Jeff Gordon, Wayne Gretzky, and Terrell Owens all occupy space in the wine biz … but like all things Kobe, we’re certain this stuff could fly off the shelves.
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