Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo sues artist for selling 'Greek Freak' merchandise

Milwaukee Bucks superstar and the NBA’s 2019 Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo has sued a Pennsylvania artist who was selling “Greek Freak” merchandise.

Antetokounmpo is widely known by his nickname “Greek Freak.” He has been using the nickname in connection to his products since 2017, and he gained the nickname long before that.

He officially registered the nickname in February 2018, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Antetokounmpo also has applied for trademark over the variation with his NBA jersey numbers 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 tens of thousands of dollars of products under the “Greek Freak” mark, according to the complaint.

In the complaint…

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