Colin Kaepernick To Trademark “I’m With Kap” For Future Merch
For as many detractors as Colin Kaepernick may have, the former San Francisco 49er also has just as many supporters.
Since launching the hashtag “I’m With Kap” celebrities including YG, Charlamagne Tha God, and activist Harry Belafonte have been seen wearing apparel bearing the words. Now, its reported Kap is trademarking the famous slogan.
According to TMZ Sports, the 30-year-old filed paperwork in California to place the words on T-shirts, hats, hoodies and other merchandise. With rumors swirling Puma or Adidas potentially taking Kap on as a client, owning the trademark is just good business.
Kaepernick is far from strapped for cash. The former QB earned nearly $40 million during his time in the league, along with his sponsorship deals.
In April, Beyonce presented Kaepernick with the Amnesty International Award for activism and exceptional courage and spoke on why he’s taken on this fight.
“It is the people’s unbroken love for themselves that motivates me even when faced with dehumanizing norms of a system that can lead to the loss of one’s life over simply being black,” Kaepernick said during the ceremony. “Seeking the truth, finding the truth, telling the truth and living the truth has been, and always will be, what guides my actions.”