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

(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.

The offending shirt.
The offending shirt.   (Rich Soil)
The Pride of New York logo.
The "Pride of New York" logo.   (New York Department of Agriculture)
In this March 23, 2013 file photo, Khloe Kardashian arrives at the 26th annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
In this March 23, 2013 file photo, Khloe Kardashian arrives at the 26th annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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