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Oprah’s Company Sues Co-Hosts Over Podcast Using Similar Logo

Oprah’s Co. Sues Podcast Hosts IT IS POSSIBLE TO DISCUSS Me, But AVOID My Logo!!!

8/9/2022 3: 19 PM PT

It is possible to discuss Oprah, but don’t go ripping off her signature logo — that appears to be the message being sent by the media mogul herself in a fresh lawsuit.

The legendary talk show host’s company, Harpo, has filed suit against a few up-and-coming podcasters who launched a string this season called “Oprahdemics” — where they discuss everything Winfrey and proceed through a common TV moments in details.

Both hosts are Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Rigueur, and Harpo is suing them and their production company, Roulette Productions, for trademark infringement.

Based on the docs, obtained by TMZ, Harpo claims the ladies are specifically employing a giant “O” that Harpo says is merely an attempt to generate confusion concerning whether Oprah is behind the podcast.

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Along with their 15-plus-episode first season — which seems somewhat successful in its right — Harpo says the co-hosts have hosted popular IG live chats, Q&As in NYC and also have even gotten a plug on ‘Good Morning America’ … all with branding Team Oprah says violates established trademark rights.

Harpo wants a judge to part of and block the ladies from building their podcast brand on the goodwill of Oprah and her company’s trademarks … but they’re not seeking profit the lawsuit.

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