Margaret Josephs is going to fit right in with her Real Housewives of New Jersey co-stars.
Ahead of next month's season eight premiere, fans are learning that the show's newest addition was recently faced with a lawsuit and accused of trademark infringement.
In 2014, as revealed by All About the Real Housewives on September 15, Joseph's lifestyle brand Macbeth Collection was sued for $12 million by Vineyard Vines and as of today, their case has not yet been closed. As the outlet revealed, In Touch Weekly magazine shared court documents from the lawsuit, which confirmed that Vineyard Vines had accused the new reality star's company of “trademark infringement.”
While a judge ultimately ruled in favor of Vineyard Vines and ordered Josephs to pay $300,000 in damages, Josephs doesn't appear to have paid the amount in full quite yet.
However, it seems that Margaret never paid the full amount.
“Margaret didn’t abide by the ruling,” Vineyard Vines lawyer Todd Sharinn told the magazine.
Below is Margaret Josephs' Bravo bio:
"After graduating from FIT with a degree in Marketing and Fashion Design, Margaret worked at the heart of the New York Garment Center as a dress designer. In 1999, Margaret launched her line of home accessories, Macbeth Collection by Margaret Josephs, and the company has since grown into a global lifestyle brand. Margaret is a lifestyle expert and can be seen regularly on TV sharing her tips and picks for organizing, accessorizing and glamorizing. Margaret is sure she is ready for whatever this New Jersey crew throws her way."
To see more of Margaret Josephs and her co-stars, including Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Siggy Flicker, Dolores Catania, and Danielle Staub, tune into the upcoming premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey season eight on October 4 at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV and check out the new season's trailer below.