Tuesday, April 6, 2010
We all know that Paula Deen looooves her some butter. But all that butter might be making Paula a little too big for her britches!
Paula is being sued trademark infringement for selling her Butter Bell Crock on QVC under the "Butter Bell" trademark name.
L. Tremain Inc., the company suing for trademark infringement of their "Butter Bell" name, even sells its products through food Network and Paula'a own magazine. They allege that Paula only started calling her crock product "Butter Bell" after the company refused to work with her in creating a Butter Bell product that featured the Paula Deen logo.
This latest lawsuit comes right on the heels of another lawsuit with Celebrity Chef Tours. Paula sued CCT for non-payment of a $150,000 deposit check and defamation. In response, CCT filed a counter suit alleing that Paula not only failed to promote the 10-city tour, but that she also used language on stage that was "not family friendly" and that the promotional videos that Paula produced were "loaded with profanity and sexual innuendo."
I have to wonder if all this Paula or if she has surrounded herself with bad, greedy people. I used to love watching Paula. Yes, she was a little over-the-top, but that's what made her fun (Well, that and the deep fried double bacon cheese burgers with doughnuts for buns!) But lately she just seems like she's willing to slap her name on anything for a buck.