Gwyneth Paltrow’s e-commerce website Goop.com has been sued by Charles Platkin, who owns and operates a business under the name Diet Detective.
Charles Platkin alleges that Gwyneth Paltrow’s company infringed on his Diet Detective copyright in a July 18th article posted on its website, which used the phrase as its title.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s e-commerce website Goop.com has been sued over copyright infringement (photo Getty Images)
He is the author of the Diet Detective syndicated column, as well as maintaining a website under that name. He demands that Goop Inc. be barred from using his “Diet Detective” trademarks, and is seeking monetary damages and a jury trial.
Charles Platkin is represented by William R. Samuels of W.R. Samuels Law PLLC.
Gwyneth Paltrow, whose endeavors have been labeled pretentious and out of touch by some critics, has unveiled a new collection of bar accessories on her Goop blog.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s selection of “unique and individual pieces” is slightly out of the price range of the average drinker.
The actress is offering sterling silver shot glasses for $950 as well as a pair of glass and sterling silver decanters for an eye-watering $4,495.
On her Goop page, Gwyneth Paltrow, 40, writes: “For stocking a bar that is as useful as it is good looking, we’ve gone to Foundwell for unique accessories from jiggers to muddlers and more.”
Describing the $950 shot glass, the actress writes: “This sterling shot cup has the phrase <<Just a thimble full>> engraved on it – a gentle reminder to practice a little bit of restraint.
“A great gift or a fun conversation piece for your home bar.”
Gwyneth Paltrow is offering sterling silver shot glasses for $950 as well as a pair of glass and sterling silver decanters for an eye-watering $4495
Gwyneth Paltrow launched Goop back in September 2008, a personal website where she dishes out advice to her readers and encourages them to “nourish the inner aspect”.
Each week the newsletter focuses on a subject area, split into Make, Go, Get, Do, Be, and See.
In an interview with the March 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Gwyneth Paltrow admitted: “There were a couple of times when I thought I’m just gonna stop doing it.
“People are so mean to me. I don’t want to do it.
“But then I was like, <<Who cares what some lame person out there says?>> I was in Italy once, and this old man came up to me and said, <<I had the best time in Nashville because of Goop>>. And that is so worth it to me.”
Gwyneth Paltrow has previously written about a 21-day Goop cleanse as well as given readers tips on how to update their spring wardrobe, but her outfit recommendations add up to over $450,000.
The actress does, however, maintain that she is completely normal just like the rest of us mere mortals.
Gwyneth Paltrow recently said: “One of my most negative qualities is . . . perfectionism . . . it comes from self-doubt and insecurity.
“I’m just a normal mother with the same struggles as any other… trying to do everything at once, trying to be a wife and maintain a relationship.”