Inked Flash, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s company, reportedly filed a trademark for a black-and-white image of Kaepernick’s face and hair last Friday, per Bleacher Report.
Darren Rovell of ESPN.com reported the company plans on using the image on products such as shampoo and jewelry, the filing said it could be used in association with “production of television shows and films.”
Kaepernick sells #IMWITHKAP items on his website, with the proceeds going to his youth charity, Know Your Rights Camp.
He began selling items in September, but they are currently out-of-stock on the website.
Kaepernick has generated multiple headlines but one most recognizable could be when the former NFL player was kneeling during the national anthem as a means of protesting racial inequality and police brutality.
The filing also said the image may be used in “providing classes, workshops, seminars and camps in the field of self empowerment and awareness to properly interact with law enforcement.”
The trademark filing comes at a time when Kaepernick has emerged in the marketing world, even though he hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2016 campaign.
He was also centrally featured in Nike’s 30th-anniversary “Just Do It” campaign:
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
Kaepernick narrated a Nike commercial featuring LeBron James, Serena Williams, Alex Morgan and Shaquem Griffin, among other athletes, in which he says, “Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough.”
Nike is only going up. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/xSnN8GceDc
— Complex (@Complex) September 14, 2018