SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- Whenever an NFL player strikes a pose after a spectacular play, it is natural to assign a name to it. First it was 'Tebowing,' now it is 'Kaepernicking.'
And in much the same way Tim Tebow trademarked Tebowing, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is trying to do the same with his touchdown celebration -- otherwise known as kissing your bicep.
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website shows the registration was filed on Jan. 14, and Kaepernick intends to use it on clothing, specifically T-shirts. Kaepernick's marketing team already has authorized a few small T-shirt companies to use his name and image on their products.
The world started latching on to his 'Kaepernicking' pose when he showed it off after scoring a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC divisional round, a game in which Kaepernick set a quarterback-record with 181 rushing yards.
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