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NBA’s Giannis Awarded No Damages After Winning Trademark Suit

Dec. 15, 2021, 9:03 PM

NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo was awarded only attorneys’ fees and costs Wednesday after seeking no damages in a trademark suit in New York federal court against sellers of products bearing his name and likeness on Etsy and other online retail sites.

The failure of defendants Sherrie Richardson-Miller and Jordan Reyes to appear—while continuing to sell and profit from goods featuring Giannis’ name, likeness, and trademarks after receiving cease-and-desist letters—warrants an award of attorneys’ fees, a federal magistrate with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said.

Magistrate Judge James L. Cott, however, recommended that Giannis’ request ...