Mark Durante, represented by the lawyers of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, harbors no ill will toward Kevin Durant and wishes him the best of luck. However, Mark Durante is a career musician who is proud of his entire body of work. He is also proud of the DURANTULA name which he has developed for over 20 years and for which he has obtained trademark rights. Given the considerable international recognition that Kevin Durant continues to receive, our client is concerned that he is increasingly unable to distinguish himself commercially and believes he has no choice but to exercise his rights under the trademark laws. The goal is to work out an amicable resolution of this matter but we are prepared to fully protect Mark Durante's rights if necessary. The ball is now in Kevin Durant's court.
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