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Oprah Doesn’t OWN It All

On August 9, 2011 By Megan LaDriere

Last week, Simone Kelly-Brown, CEO of Own Your Power Communications, Inc. sued Oprah Winfrey and Harpo Productions for trademark infringement. Kelly-Brown’s complaint says that her company owns a trademark on the phrase “Own Your Power” as well as the acronym “OYP.” Both the phrase and the acronym represent the concept that a person [...]

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On March 15, a federal district judge in Pennsylvania held that defamation claims against media mogul Oprah Winfrey could proceed to trial. The plaintiff, Larato Mzamane, is the former headmistress of Oprah’s Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. She has sued Oprah for defamation, false light, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 6, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Wikipedia moves to improve the clarity and reliability of crowdsourcing.

Youtube looking to get into the movie rental business.

Amazon makes amend for deleting Orwell from Kindles.

Open-source digital camera developed at Stanford.

Annie Leibovitz’s story underscores the danger [...]

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When Moses lost the extra five commandments, I am certain one of them stated Thou Shalt Not Mess with Oprah. It’s too bad, because forty companies are about to wish they had heeded that advice.

On April 19, Oprah Winfrey, through her corporate entity, Harpo, Inc., filed trademark infringement suits against [...]

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You may be familiar with Twitter, the social networking site based on status updates of 140 characters or less. One of the features that makes the service unique is the URL that it provides: since the username is included in the URL, each name can only be used once. Couple this with the [...]

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