Circuit Judge Michael D. Mason ruled Thursday following a one-day hearing.
TLC Chief Operating Officer Edward Sabin testified that Gosselin made unauthorized appearances and endorsements. In particular, he mentioned a pool party that Gosselin hosted at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Sabin says photos from the event were at odds with the wholesome image of the show, "Jon & Kate Plus 8."
Gosselin did not appear in court and his lawyers did not present any evidence.
The judge granted a preliminary injunction. A trial is scheduled for April 19.