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Greek Freak Sues On Counterfeit Spice Products But Finds Dubious SDNY Magistrate

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 5 – Giannis Antetokounmpo has previously sued a business called Nomercy50 for infringing the trademark to "Greek Freak." There, he is suing for $9,000. 

  On February 1, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it. But the defendant failed to appear.  

 Judge Parker asked the requisite questions about attempted service of process.

The surprise was the low value of the case, to be pursued by a plaintiff with a large NBA contract. But money is money, apparently.

And now there is more litigation from the Greek Freak. On May 5, Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger held a proceeding asking how Defendant's use of the Greek Freak trademark on "spice products" qualifies as counterfeit.

 In the proceeding, which Inner City Press covered, Judge Lehrburger said this is an area of law he has litigated, and wondered why the Greek Freak hadn't rested or at least begun with a cease and desist letter before suing. He asked for more papers, on the counterfeit issue.

The case is Antetokounmpo v. Paleo Productions LLC et al., 20-cv-6224 (Koeltl / Lehrburger)

The case is Antetokounmpo v. Searcy, 20-cv-5055 (Koeltl / Parker) 


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