Terry Rozier being sued for copyright infringement

Terry Rozier being sued for copyright infringement

Celtics point guard Terry Rozier has found himself in a lawsuit with the company that created the scream mask.

Rozier has loved the movie “Scream” since he was a kid and when Celtics fans started calling him “Scary Terry,” Rozier saw an opportunity to make money outside of just playing basketball.

The 24-year-old decided to start selling apparel with a cartoon version of himself wearing the “Scream” mask with “Scary Terry” written below it.

Easter Unlimited Inc., is now filing a lawsuit against Rozier for copyright and trademark infringement for his use of the mask. The company states that Rozier knowingly printed the mask on his apparel without permission.

According to the Boston Globe, the lawsuit claims  “[Rozier> adopted the Ghost Face Mask design as his own mascot and paired the design with his alter ego ‘Scary Terry.”

The lawsuit adds: “[Rozier> has received a financial benefit directly attributable to the Infringements. Specifically, [Rozier’s> use of the Scary Terry nickname paired with the Ghost Face Mask as his mascot, realized an increase in merchandise sales,” the lawsuit says. “A large number of people have viewed and purchased the unlawful copies of the merchandise displaying the Infringements.”

Rozier has not made any comments on the suit at this time.



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