Kardashian in Legal Brawl With NY Guv
Cuomo wants her to stop selling 'Rich Soil' shirts
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2013 10:04 AM CDT
The offending shirt.   (Rich Soil)

(Newser) – If you thought perhaps New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had better things to do than concern himself with the Kardashians, you'd be wrong. His administration recently ordered Khloe Kardashian and hubby Lamar Odom to stop selling a T-shirt that's currently available through their clothing line, Rich Soil, the New York Daily News reports. Why? The logo on the T-shirt looks too much like a logo used by the New York Department of Agriculture.

The Rich Soil shirt features a circular logo with "Rich Soil New York" surrounding a picture of the Statue of Liberty; the Department of Ag's logo has the words "Pride of New York" also circling a nearly identical image of the Statue of Liberty, and uses a similar font. (Compare for yourself in the gallery.) A Department of Ag lawyer warned that if Rich Soil does not comply within five days, it will get sued by New York state. So far, shirts bearing the logo are still for sale on the company's website for $35.

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May 21, 2013 6:27 AM CDT
Kardashian nonsense aside, who in h e l l does Cuomo think he is? A dictator? Copyright infringement is a civil matter, not a crime and as such must be resolved by a civil court. Under the 1st Amendment, he cannot order anyone to cease and desist in a matter that is the province of the civil court.. As an attorney he knows or should know that, but the way government is operating lately maybe he just hopes that we the people don't know any better.
May 20, 2013 2:49 PM CDT
May 20, 2013 1:36 PM CDT
The Kardashians have never had an original thought in their heads, why would they start now? Their shows are based on trash.