Celiac.com 09/28/2017 - The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG) is suing celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for using a logo on his gluten-free recipes that is similar to that of the GIG's Gluten-Free Certification Organization logo.
According to the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, its logo is now widely identified as the official gluten-free stamp of approval on gluten-free products. In the lawsuit the GIG claims that Mr. Oliver is purposely using their trademark on his online recipes to make it seem as though they've been certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, which is not the case. The GIG also claims that this is misleading to consumers, and using the trademark in this manner could ruin their reputation.
The GIG has asked Mr. Oliver to stop using his 'gluten-free' online labels, and will seek monetary damages in court if he does not comply.
- Gluten Intolerance Group of North America v. Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, Inc. et al., case number 2:17-cv-01461, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
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