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NBA Star Giannis Antetokounmpo Settles $2 Million 'Greek Freak' Lawsuit

By Ryan Naumann

NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has reached a settlement in the $2 million lawsuit over “Greek Freak”.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Antetokounmpo has informed the court he is voluntarily dismissing all claims against a company named Viral Style.

The docs explain, “Plaintiff Giannis Antetokounmpo, through his undersigned counsel, hereby gives notice that the above-captioned action is voluntarily dismissed, with prejudice against the defendant, Viral Style L.L.C. as the parties have reached a settlement.”

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Back in August, the NBA star sued Viral Style over his “Greek Freak”, accusing them of selling merchandise with the name.The suit claimed the company was violating his trademark by "designing, selling and distributing various products, including tees, hoodies and T-shirts, under the GREEK FREAK and GREEK FR34K marks brand mark and by using the GREEK FREAK and GREEK FR34K brand as the name of a clothing collection."


His lawyers said they sent the company a cease and desist letter but they "failed to respond or cooperate to provide a truthful record of his profits from the sale of GREEK FREAK and GREEK FR34K branded products."

"There is no question," his lawyers argued, "that the products sold by Defendant under the GREEK FREAK and GREEK FR34K marks were sold by Defendant with the purpose of confusing and misleading consumers into believing that they are purchasing products associated with or endorsed by Giannis Antetokounmpo, one of the most successful and popular NBA players. Defendant therefore traded off the goodwill and reputation of Antetokounmpo by engaging in the unauthorized use of Antetokounmpo's trademark and publicity rights."

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