Foundation, appliance company battle over Julia Child

Foundation claims Thermador maker is using the chef’s name and image without permission

A few months ago marked what would have been famed chef Julia Child’s 100th birthday. Now, her foundation is fighting to protect her good name.

The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts is accusing BSH Home Appliances Corp. of using Child’s name and image to advertise its Thermador line of products without permission. The foundation says it has exclusive ownership and control of Child’s name, image, likeness, celebrity identity, and trademarks and copyrights related to her.

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