Kobe Bryant’s Company Files to Trademark “Black Mamba”

Kobe Bryant

Now that he's officially in retirement, Kobe Bryant shifts focus to his business, Kobe Inc., which has filed to trademark his nickname "Black Mamba."

His company filed for the trademark earlier this month, reports ESPN, with intent to use the nickname on everything from athletic apparel to sneakers.

Though Kobe and Nike, both of which have used the nickname in marketing, ever has trademarked the term.

Kobe named himself "Black Mamba", after the venomous snake from Africa.