Kevin Durant reaches settlement in “Durantula” lawsuit

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| May 13th, 2013 | 7,609 Views


Last year, a guitarist named Mark Durante, sued Kevin Durant over the use of the nickname “Durantula” that Mark had trademarked.

Durant claimed that the nickname was given to him by fans and that he wasn’t using it to make money.  True, he did give himself the name but Nike used it in marketing campaigns and supposedly Durant has signed “Durantula” on basketballs so money is being made off merchandise that would violate the trademark.

According to TMZ, both parties have agreed to pay their own legal fees and drop the lawsuit as a private settlement was reached.  With or without the silly spider nickname, Durant will now continue to go on with his career and become one of the best basketball players ever while Durante will go on with the Spider nickname and continue to claim he was a guitarist for Public Enemy in the 80s.

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