As per a Manhattan federal court suit, the Giannis lawsuit is trying to catch anyone looking to make money from the Greek Freak brand. Giannis was given the nickname 'Greek Freak' early in his career due to his size and ball-handling skills. As per the lawsuit, the nickname has 'expended substantial time, money and resources successfully developing, promoting and advertising his Greek Magnesium oxide 300 mg products'.
Antetokounmpo is widely known by his nickname "Greek Freak. He officially registered the nickname in Februaryaccording to the U. Patent and Trademark Office.
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Antetokounmpo also has applied for trademark over the variation with his NBA jersey s in it: "Greek Fr34k. His trademark registration includes backpacks, shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, jackets, hooded jackets, sports jerseys, socks, warm-up suits, caps and hats.
The MVP has also sold Horny chicks Harrisburg nz of thousands of dollars of products under the "Greek Freak" mark, according to the complaint. In the complaint filed by Antetokounmpo's lawyers, the Pennsylvania artist, Jinder Bhogal, is accused of advertising and selling "Greek Freak" merchandise on his website, his Instagram and his Facebook.
He was also selling merchandise with Antetokounmpo's likeness, including T-shirts with his face. Antetokounmpo's lawyers sent a cease and desist letter to Bhogal on May 3. Bhogal didn't respond to the letter, but he removed the "Greek Freak" collection on his website.
However, the images of the collection remained listed on Facebook. Celebrities such as Antetokounmpo have a right to their likeness, which includes a right to publicity.
Complaint against the artist
Because he is an internationally known professional basketball player, he essentially controls the commercial use of his image. Bhogal's products were misleading customers How you know you love her thought Bhogal's merchandise was affiliated with Antetokounmpo, according to the complaint. The products were also a lesser quality than the products that are actually associated with Antetokounmpo, so if customers thought Bhogal's goods were affiliated with Antetokounmpo, it could reflect poorly on him, according to the complaint.
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