NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo is demanding millions in damages from a company using his “Greek Freak” mark without permission.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the Milwaukee Bucks is suing a man named John Stanko and his company Evolution Thread Store. The suit accuses the defendants of trademark infringement, counterfeiting of Giannis’ federally registered trademark, unjust enrichment and various other claims.
The gist of the lawsuit is Giannis wants the company to stop selling clothing and other products that feature his nickname “Greek Freak.” The NBA star has spent a ton of money and time on building the name into a brand. The suit states, “Antetokounmpo has expended substantial time, money and resources successfully developing, promoting and advertising his GREEK FREAK-branded products.”