Colin Kaepernick and his company, Inked Flash, have filed to trademark the famous black-and-white image of his face and hair.
The filing was made Friday, but showed up on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website Wednesday, ESPN.com reported.
According to the filing, Kaepernick wants to use the image on multiple products, including shampoos, hair conditioners, lampshades and jewelry.
JUST IN: @Kaepernick7 applies for a trademark to an image of himself, intends to use to merchandize and to connect it with self-empowerment & education https://t.co/QMfJshzz89 pic.twitter.com/lwzWZdMZwI
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 10, 2018
The filing also said it would use the image while “providing classes, workshops, seminars and camps in the field of self empowerment and awareness to properly interact with law enforcement.”
Kaepernick became the face and voice for Nike’s 30th anniversary nod to its “Just Do It” campaign at the start of the NFL season, which touched on his controversial decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and social injustice.
He hasn’t played since the 2016 season — when he began kneeling during the anthem — and has since filed a collusion case against the NFL, arguing that team owners have conspired to keep him from playing in the league because of the controversy.