Ina Garten sues alleged 'Barefoot Contessa' knockoff

February 18, 2015 5:00 PM

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Garten filed suit against OFI Imports Inc. in Manhattan District Court on Tuesday, claiming the "vast majority" of OFI's "Contessa Chef Inspired" line of frozen dinners are the same dinners using the same recipes as the dinners previously manufactured" by Contessa Premium Brands.

In Spring 2014, Contessa Premium Brands went out of business and sold its assets to OFI for $21 million in June, but Garten's suit contests licensing was not part of that deal as Garten's camp had concerns about OFI's lack of experience producing frozen food.

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