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NBA’s Antetokounmpo Wins Injunction Against ‘Greek Freak’ Spices

June 18, 2021, 3:48 PM

Milwaukee Bucks player Giannis Antetokounmpo is entitled to a permanent injunction against a company that allegedly sold spices which infringed Antetokounmpo’s intellectual property rights in his nickname, the “Greek Freak,” a federal judge recommended.

Antetokounmpo, who was born in Athens, obtained federal trademark registrations for variations on his nickname, which he’s licensed to various brands. The NBA star has filed a number of lawsuits over these marks, including one alleging that Paleo Productions LLC and its chief executive officer Nick Massie marketed and sold a spice called “Greek Freak” without his authorization.

After Paleo Productions and Massie failed to take ...

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