Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa Bryant has filed for four trademarks for Mamba Vino wine brand
Vanessa Bryant has filed for four trademarks for a wine brand named Mamba Vino, incorporating the nickname of her late husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
Vanessa, 39, on November 5 filed for trademarks for the phrases Mamba Vino, Mamba Vino 2024, Mamba Vino 8 and Mamba Vino 24, TMZ reported Wednesday, citing a tweet from trademark attorney Josh Gerben.
Vanessa applied for the trademarks under the family business Kobe Bryant, LLC, according to the outlet.
The latest: Vanessa Bryant, 39, has filed for four trademarks for a wine brand named Mamba Vino, incorporating the nickname of her late husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant. She was snapped in June in LA
The phrase Vino was linked with Bryant dating back to 2013, Business Insider reported, in reference to his effectiveness and longevity amid his 20-year NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Two of the trademark names incorporate the numbers the late basketball icon wore during his career, 8 and 24. Both have since been retired by the team and are on display at the Staples Center.
The wine trademark comes about a month after Vanessa – who is mom to daughters Natalia, 18, the late Gigi, 13, Bianka, four, and Capri, two – filed for a variety of trademarks for a number of different items, TMZ reported.
The range of items in her October filing included digital collectibles; media entities such as films, television shows, documentaries, musical endeavors, websites and podcasts.
Vanessa and daughter Natalia were snapped at the Gucci Love Parade show in LA last week
Two of the trademark names incorporate the numbers the late basketball icon wore during his career, 8 and 24. Kobe and his family were snapped at a 2017 ceremony in LA
Vanessa and Kobe were snapped at a party in LA in December of 2019, a month before the tragic crash
Other trademarks were for sports endeavors including training camps and collectible cards; and merchandise ranging from apparel to food and beverage containers.
It comes less than two years after Kobe, 41, and daughter Gigi, 13, died with seven others in a January 26, 2020 helicopter crash in Calabasas, California along with pilot Ara Zobayan, 50, Alyssa Altobelli, 14, Keri Altobelli, 46, John Altobelli, 56, Payton Chester, 13, Sarah Chester, 46, and Christina Mauser, 38.