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Giannis Antetokounmpo Wants Everyone To Stop Ripping Off 'Greek Freak', Files 3rd Lawsuit Over Nickname

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By Ryan Naumann

NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t playing around with people trying to profit off “Greek Freak” and has filed his third lawsuit this week over his nickname.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Antetokounmpo is suing a man named Monte Eady for selling merchandise with his nickname “Greek Freak.”

The federal lawsuit accuses the defendant of trademark infringement, counterfeiting of his trademark, trademark dilution, deceptive acts and practices and multiple other claims. Antetokounmpo says he has spent a bunch of time, money and resources into developing, promoting and advertising his “Greek Freak” band. He obtained multiple trademarks that allow him to sell various products.

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He accuses Eady of selling clothes, through Etsy account, that slap “Greek Freak” all over it. The NBA star’s legal team fired off a cease and desist but Eady allegedly blew it off. The suit claims he continues to sell the items despite being warned with a legal letter.

Antetokounmpo is demanding an injunction that would prohibit Eady from selling merchandise with “Greek Freak” slapped on it. The lawsuit is asking for all profits made along with millions in damages.

Earlier this week, the NBA star filed two separate lawsuits with similar claims. The first case was filed against a company named Sportz Cases, LLC. He accuses the company of selling phone cases using “Greek Freak.”

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His legal team fired off a cease and desist letter to the company, but they continue to sell the merchandise. In the lawsuit, Antetokounmpo says the company changed the name of the product from “The Greek Freak” to “The Baller”.

Antetokounmpo wants $2 million per counterfeit type of good sold, which could add up to tens of millions in damages.

He then filed a second lawsuit against a company named Southside Throwbacks along with Daniel Kosiek and Daniel Corcoran. He takes issue with them selling clothing which used “Greek Freak” without his permission.

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