NBA Legend Kobe Bryant is heading to trial in his battle with a pharma company over the name “Black Mamba.”
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has shut down Bryant’s attempt to wrap up the case.
Bryant has been battling the pharmaceutical company Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals for years. Hi-Tech is attempting to trademark the name “Black Mamba HYPERRUSH.” Bryant is fighting them saying they were ripping off his famous nickname.
The NBA legend recently asked the Trademark board to side with him and void Hi-Tech’s trademark applications. In newly filed documents, the United States Patent and Trademark Office shut down Bryant’s request allowing the case to move forward to trial. They believe the evidence shows there is still much to be determined.