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Martha Stewart Lawsuit:

The Wrath of Grapes

9/8/2010 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Martha Stewart is engaging in a smear campaign against Vampire Vineyards to bolster the sales of a Gallo wine label bearing her name ... this according to a new federal lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

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According to the suit, Stewart's Gallo wine sales are less than one-half the wine sales of Vampire Vineyards. To catch up, the suit claims Stewart and her company, Omnimedia, are selling counterfeit Vampire Vineyards wine labels "to disparage and tarnish [Vampire's] wine brands by portraying a mock label of Vampire Vineyards affixed to cheap, non-descript wine and spirits products."

The suit, which names Stewart, Omnimedia, Martha Stewart Living and others, wants the judge to put a quick end to what Vampire calls Martha's "malicious" campaign.

Fun fact -- The first sale of Vampire wine was to MCA Records and Alice Cooper with the slogan, "Sip the Blood of the Vine." The back label of the bottle explains that the reason no one hears stories about vampires attacking humans any more is because vampires have been drinking Vampire wine instead.

So how do you explain "True Blood"?

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Superman    

I saw this plot in a "Monk" episode.

1475 days ago
17.

Murgatroyd    

SOMEONE TOLD ME MARTHA USED TO BE A MODEL. WHAT DID SHE MODEL, HANDKERCHIEFS. SHE IS REALLY ONE UGLY MESS.

1475 days ago
18.

Ben over    

What do you expect from a liar & convicted felon.

1475 days ago
19.

Sue Donimm    

As the late, great Anthony Newley said of his wife Joan Collins . . ."this is a woman who would sell her own bowel movement to make a buck"

1475 days ago
20.

Lori    

Don't overlook the fact that Vampire Vineyards are hard working people. Know the story before you comment.

1469 days ago
21.

davidamedders    

Usually hardened caramelized sugar will get soggy if you put it in the fridge. I would make and the cream puffs early, refrigerate them, and then wait to do the final assembly until later.
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1466 days ago
22.

nlm    

we all know what a good kicking michael machat got from Jaden Thompson of VAMP,(Michael Machat vs Jaden Thompson AKA Vaden Vames) I hope for machats sake Thompson doesnt join the game again or he will be put rightfully back on his ass LOL.

1447 days ago
23.

nlm    

Michael Machat doesnt own the trademark for VAMP, a guy in England of VAMP.org.uk called Jaden Thompson does and owns VampClubs.com, VampWine.com, VampVodka.com & VampDrinks.com, and if you look on google you will see Jaden Thompson defeated Michael Machat through a VAMP / VAMPIRE domain dispute.

1446 days ago
24.

nlm    

looks like michael machat of vampire.com is going to be sued for millions the moment www.castle-of-dracula.com realise they have copied their Dracula Wine

Machat ...always a pleasure to kick you in the balls.

An old fiend :-)

1446 days ago
25.

nlm    

oooh the plot thickens, it seems that michael machat of vampire.com has also copied TRUEBLOOD trademark too with his own bottle of TRUEBLOOD wine. Lokking forward to seeing castle-of-dracula.com and HBO.com give machat a good clean out of the wallet lol. Michael Machat attempts to associate himself with all things Vamp but when knocked back just goes ahead and infringes upon the trademark anyway. he did the same thing with amen ra films with the blade movies putting up "win blade movie tickets" competitions etc just so he could used thier images on his website. A truly sad and poor business man. Moral of the story Michael ??? Dont f*** with Jaden Thompson LMFAO.

1445 days ago
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