Miss Robbie Montgomery of Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s reality show is suing her son Tim Norman, over trademark infringement after he opened an eatery called, TJ’s Sweetie Pie’s NOHO.
According court documents, the opening of the eatery, along with others opened in Berkeley, Missouri and Flourissant, Missouri, violated trademark and created confusion, especially because Tim had appeared on the popular OWN show.
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“The fact Defendant Norman is identified as a member of Miss Robbie’s family on the Sweetie Pie’s Show, along with his position on the Show, further increases the potential of causing confusion in the market place,” the lawsuit reads.
In addition, Miss Robbie alleges that she was worried about her son’s restaurant damaging her brand because of bad reviews, which include: “Huge fan of the show … love Ms. Robbie and the entire family…. The LA location is in dire need of Miss Robbie to get the food on track,” and “I do not recommend spending your time or money on this place. Maybe we all need to go Ms. Robbie’s in St. Louis.”
Montgomery also claimed that Tim took money from the Montgomery location that she is demanding back, along with unspecified damages.
READ the lawsuit complaint below:
On tonight’s new episode of Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, Tim and Miss Robbie will address the lawsuit and the aftermath of the filing. Check out a preview below and tune into Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s on the OWN Network, Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. ET.