3:06 PM PT — Jinder tells TMZ Sports he has reached out to Giannis’ team to resolve the issue … and is being fully cooperative with their request to remove all Greek Freak merch from his site.
NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is deadly serious about defending his nickname — and now he’s suing an artist for selling “Greek Freak” shirts without his permission.
The Milwaukee Bucks stud is going scorched earth on Pennsylvania-based artist Jinder Bhogal — who sells NBA player-inspired clothing on his website.
In fact, Bhogal featured various items featuring Giannis’ face morphed with Bucks antlers in a design titled, “Greek Freak.”
At one point, Bhogal offered his clients 10% off anything in the “Greek Freak” collection.
Problem is … Giannis says he owns the trademark to use “Greek Freak” for commercial purposes and claims Jinder never asked for permission.
In court docs filed Monday, Giannis says he sent Jinder a cease and desist letter but the guy never responded. So, suing the dude was his next best move.
Giannis claims he’s entitled to up to $ 2 MILLION for the alleged trademark infringement — but his lawsuit seems more about protecting his image than making a Buck (get it?!).
We’ve reached out to Jinder for comment — so far, no word back.
Originally Published — 12:33 PM PT
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