Oprah Wins Transfer Of Trademark Suit To 'Own' Backyard

Law360, New York (November 4, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT) -- A judge on Thursday granted Oprah Winfrey's request to transfer a trademark suit over the "Own Your Power" phrase to New York federal court after determining that location as its proper venue.

U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler approved Winfrey's request to move the suit brought by marketing company Own Your Power Inc. and its owner Simone Kelly-Brown from New Jersey to the Southern District of New York because most of the named defendants — including Hearst Corp., publishers of the magazine in which the alleged...
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