Kanye West Applies for 'Red October' Trademark

Four years after the 'Red October' Nike Air Yeezy 2s released, Kanye West has reapplied for a trademark on the name.

Kanye West Red October Nike Air Yeezy 2

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Kanye West Red October Nike Air Yeezy 2

"Red October" technically fell in a February, so maybe it makes sense that West would be filing for rights to the name four years after the shoe's original release.

According to TMZ, a trademark for "Red October" was applied for in 2013 (the year the namesake colorway Nike Air Yeezy 2 was first expected to release), but was never went through due to the paperwork being incomplete. The shoes finally dropped in February 2014, and as evidenced by their $5K-plus current resell value, the name clearly still holds weight.

Approval would allow West to use and potentially license the name on a wide range of products, including future sneakers.

It's hard to say whether this implies that a return of the "Red October" concept is imminent, or simply shoring up unfinished business.