LOS ANGELES – A Utah woman who does business as SugarHero alleges the Food Network copied elements from her video for holiday cupcakes and refused to give her credit.
Elizabeth LaBau filed a complaint on June 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Television Food Network G.P. and Does 1-10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she first published her snow globe holiday cupcake recipe on her website SugarHero.com in 2014. The suit states she produced a video demonstrating how the cupcakes are made and published it in December 2016. The plaintiff holds Television Food Network G.P. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly copied numerous elements of her video for its own, which it also published in December 2016, ignored plaintiff's request to remove the infringing video from its Facebook page and refused to give her credit for her work.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to enjoin the defendants, pay actual damages to the plaintiff, statutory damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by William D. Bowen of Law Offices of William D. Brown in Hacienda Heights.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-04077-MRW