Colin Kaepernick has filed to trademark his Image. Kaepernick’s company – Inked Flash- filed on October 5 to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a black and white image of his face and hair in several categories, like clothing, toys, candy and mugs.
The filing comes after Kaepernick’s recent Nike campaign, which he was chosen for due to his controversial kneeling during the US national anthem in protest of police brutality. The former NFL player is now taking steps to protect his likeness. Kaepernick’s website already offers #ImwithKap items such as jerseys and caps for sale, a trademark which he filed for in September.
Kaepernick’s company also applied to use the image in “self-empowerment” workshops; on social activism websites; for the production of TV shows and movies.