2nd Circ.'s Oprah Ruling May Power Trademark Suits

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT) -- A Friday ruling by the Second Circuit reviving a trademark suit against Oprah Winfrey over her company's use of the phrase "Own Your Power" has the potential to open the door to more trademark infringement suits against the press, attorneys say.

The court vacated the dismissal of a suit by Simone Kelly-Brown, who owns a motivational company called Own Your Power Communications Inc. and claimed that Winfrey's use of the phrase on the cover of her magazine and at a public event infringed the company's trademarked...
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