Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo sued an online retailer Aug. 7 for allegedly infringing his “Greek Freak” trademark.
The Athens-born Antetokounmpo accused Mark Barnett and his clothing website, Zkiu Club, of violating the Lanham Act and diluting his trademark by selling T-shirts and other merchandise featuring the NBA star’s moniker.
Antetokounmpo registered the trademark for “Greek Freak” in multiple classes spanning backpacks, sports jerseys, T-shirts and other clothing, according to the complaint.
Zkiu Club was sent a cease and desist letter, but didn’t respond with a record detailing its profits from sales of “Greek Freak"-branded products, according to the complaint. ...