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Vanessa Bryant has filed four marks that indicate the beginning of Kobe Bryant-themed wines:
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Kobe Bryant LLC (a company owned by Vanessa Bryant) has registered 4 new trademarks:
1. MAMBA VINO 2024
2. MAMBA VINO 24
3. MAMBA VINO 8
4. MAMBA VINO
TMZ Sports also confirmed the news, noting that Vanessa signed the documents under the claimant of Kobe Bryant LLC.
Kobe was known as Black Mamba during his playing career, although Vino was another of his many nicknames (h / t Basketball Reference). The Hall of Fame player died in a helicopter crash in January 2020.
His wife Vanessa has remained active in the Bryant estate since then, filing a trademark for “Mamba and Mambacita” with the intention of using it for clothing and footwear, for example. TMZ Sports. She would also registered a trademark for “KB24” to help build a sports and entertainment empire.
In April, Bryant’s estate severed ties with Nike after the player’s post-retirement contract expired.
“I was hoping to forge a lifelong partnership with Nike that reflects my husband’s legacy,” Vanessa said in a statement, via Nick DePaula from ESPN. “We will always do our utmost to honor Kobe and Gigi’s legacy. That will never change.”