‘Cupcake Wars’ judge settles suit
Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:08 pm
By: By The Associated Press
The Messenger 02.09.12
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A judge on the Food Network reality television show “Cupcake Wars” has resolved her lawsuit with a Connecticut cupcake store over its name.
Candace Nelson’s company, Sprinkles Cupcakes, settled its federal trademark infringement suit against a store named Pink Sprinkles last week. The suit claimed the similarity in names was likely to cause confusion in the marketplace.
An attorney and a spokesman for Pink Sprinkles say the store in Fairfield will now be called Pink Cupcake Shack.
The lawsuit said Sprinkles Cupcakes opened its first store in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2005 and became a national phenomenon as the cupcakes were featured on shows hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart. Pink Sprinkles opened in 2009.
An attorney for Sprinkles Cupcakes didn’t return a message left Tuesday seeking comment.