‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ Miss Robbie Suing Son Tim Norman — Court Documents Enclosed!

Posted on Jan 21 2017 - 4:29pm by Avigail

Miss Robbie Montgomery of Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s reality show is suing her son Tim Norman, over trademark infringement after he opened an eatery called, TJ’s Sweetie Pie’s NOHO.

According court documents, the opening of the eatery, along with others opened in Berkeley, Missouri and Flourissant, Missouri, violated trademark and created confusion, especially because Tim had appeared on the popular OWN show.

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“The fact Defendant Norman is identified as a member of Miss Robbie’s family on the Sweetie Pie’s Show, along with his position on the Show, further increases the potential of causing confusion in the market place,” the lawsuit reads.

In addition, Miss Robbie alleges that she was worried about her son’s restaurant damaging her brand because of bad reviews, which include: “Huge fan of the show … love Ms. Robbie and the entire family…. The LA location is in dire need of Miss Robbie to get the food on track,” and “I do not recommend spending your time or money on this place. Maybe we all need to go Ms. Robbie’s in St. Louis.”

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Montgomery also claimed that Tim took money from the Montgomery location that she is demanding back, along with unspecified damages.

READ the lawsuit complaint below:

On tonight’s new episode of Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, Tim and Miss Robbie will address the lawsuit and the aftermath of the filing. Check out a preview below and tune into Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s on the OWN Network, Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. ET.

 

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  • the underground train

    Such a shame. I hope for the sake of their family that this matter is amicably resolved. In a way I feel that she should encourage her son to lead his own restaurant and increase the family business however, I completely understand her not wanting him to ruin the brand. If possible he could open up his own brand of restaurants. Show him the ropes and work on new recipes so that he has his own legacy.

    • Trippinhhard

      He don’t like listening to husband mother.. He thinks because he young and she’s old, she should change everything to aplease him.. He has to stop going behind his mothers back to do things. I haven’t watched the show, since he had a baby.

      • donna

        He had a baby?

        • Trippinhhard

          Yes his ex had a little boy together.

          • donna

            Oh I thought he had another one!

          • Trippinhhard

            Not that I know if, but you know on Reality TV they hide most of their real lives..
            They were engaged to be married, but Tim started acting like an asshole..

      • the underground train

        Thanks for the info. I have never watched the show before.

        • Trippinhhard

          You’re welcome

  • BeckyGrey

    We saw this on the last season when he went out there without her permission and set up. He even said he was going to do it no matter what his mom said. Well now we know.

  • Tim is too greedy and wanted to capitalize off of Miss Robbie’s brand. The problem is he was doing too much without Miss Robbie’s ok.

    • donna

      And the next thing you know he’ll be doing shady deals. Miss Robbie should just sever business ties with him because he is moving to fast, & the next thing you know, he’s going to have her all caught up!

  • donna

    Can she fire him? That’ll stop him won’t it? Relieve of his duties, because this doesn’t look good because he’s moving to fast, & not caring what his MoM thinks!

  • lee Foster

    I really liked supporting this show by watching s it. I hoped that this African American family would be different and not argue and Lord forbid not suing nobody where money is concerned. If Tim took the restaurant to another level, what is wrong with that? he should have consulted his business partner. (his mother) you only get one and you should respect her to the fullest. If she goes home before he does, then you do thing, but if not its her way and her way only. Give her that!!

    • mary

      I agree he should have consulted her before buying that last one. I was partners with my mom in my bakery until she passed away. If I even had an inkling that I wanted to open another one, I would have gone to her. Never, ever would I go out & purchase one w/out her knowing. Not to mention use HER money. And judging by last night’s ep, Tim has no clue what he did wrong. He also should take a step back since he has no handle on the one place. Too many, too quickly.

  • swilcox04

    Why doesn’t Tim just change the name of his restaurants to something like TJ’s Soul Food Kitchens and get it trademarked? That way, he can run his restaurants under his own name, and not have to worry about trademark or copyright infringement issues. They would be his restaurants alone. Since soul food is a style of cooking synonymous with the South, Robbie would not have a legal leg to stand on at that point. It would be a separate business entity with Tim’s name exclusively on it. Miss Robbie would then have no legal right to claim copyright infringement against her son’s restaurants.

    • the underground train

      I totally agree. That is what I was trying to say.

    • ScrappieONE

      He wants to ride off the Sweetie Pie brand.

    • BeckyGrey

      I’m sure that in brand infringement. She would have a lawsuit against that also. That he would lose.

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    Having a few locations here in STL, we considered trying it … but I decided one ♥ attack in my life was enough. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4701fae4a4f6d51b8c3fb8d0267a00e7bf2445fe8133da9b86234c8e18805093.jpg

    • Chi Town Baby

      That looks so yummy. Don’t tease me.

    • Chi Town Baby

      I’m salivating at this pic.

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        IKR? but it’s ♥ attack on a plate.

  • Ronnie

    I don’t think Tim is trying to cheat his Mom. They just have different visions for the business.

    • Chi Town Baby

      It’s not Tim’s business to have any kind of vision. Miss Robbie hasn’t given him equal ownership in the business. He’s just a manager.

      • Ronnie

        He can and should have a vision. He is also more than a manager but he needs to talk to his mother, especially on such huge undertakings.

        • Chi Town Baby

          Well, he has no ownership legally that is why Miss Robbie is suing him for $100 million.

          • Ronnie

            They will work it out.

          • Chi Town Baby

            I hope they do. I hate to see family fight.

          • Ronnie

            I don’t like it either.

  • lee Foster

    Regardless of his position in the company, he has an obligation to the woman who birthed him first. I wish I could meet him to remind him the real code of prison life. He always says I”ve been to prison which everyone knows” okay I have had some people in my family to go to prison as well, but me a lot more. My mom, dad, sisters, brothers, nephews, sons which a lot of them still sit today. When you go to prison the one person if they are alive will be there for you and that’s your mother. I really need to meet this young man to remind him of prison code. “Never disrespect your mother” Its mom way or no way, she gave him a chance right out of prison. How many people are struggling to find work because of a prison record, they need to feed there families as well. He need to submit ASAP!!

  • tbetter1

    Tim is being totally disrespectfully of his mother’s business ventures. Keep in mind that this is Robbies’s franchise, not Tom’s. While Tim was sticking up and going to prison, Robbie was preparing for the future. He should remember and respect where he came from!