Martha Stewart, Emeril Accused Of Selling Knockoff Cutlery

Law360, Los Angeles (September 12, 2012, 3:29 PM EDT) -- Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse were sued for trademark infringement Tuesday by a German trade association that claims the celebrity chefs duped Home Shopping Network viewers into buying shoddy cutlery that is erroneously marketed as being made in Solingen, Germany.

The lawsuit, filed by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Wuppertal-Solingen-Remscheid in Florida federal court, claims a variety of counterfeit knives sold under the Emeril brand purport to be made in the Solingen region but are in fact manufactured in China. Solingen is a city in...
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