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Legendary Talk Show Host Oprah With Net Worth of $2.6B Lands in New Controversy for Suing Up and Coming Podcasters ‘Oprahdemics’ for Trademark Infringement

Oprah Winfrey’s The Oprah Winfrey Show’s company has filed a case against a podcaster who started their series by the name, Oprahdemics. Oprah Winfrey’s company, Harpo has sued the two hosts, Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Rigueur for trademark infringement. These two podcasters claim themselves to be “Oprah Obsessives” and react through the archives to relive the most iconic episodes from the decades-long run of The Oprah Winfrey Show

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The Oprah Winfrey Show

Why did the company of Oprah Winfrey sue Oprahdemics?

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Oprah Winfrey

According to the report by TMZ, the reason that The Oprah Winfrey Show’s company, Harpo has sued the podcasters is that they claim that Oprahdemics is an attempt to create confusion by using the giant “O” alphabet in their logo. Harpo claims that these podcasters are trying to seek fame under the brand name. 

The company later adds that Oprahdemics’s 15-plus-episode first season took them to host popular Instagram live chats, and Q&As amongst the public. Harpo could not digest the fact that these two podcasters went to appear on ‘Good Morning America’ and hence it violates the established trademark rights of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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Why did Oprah Winfrey feel insecure about their fans affection?

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Oprahdemics hosts, Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Riguer

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Interestingly, the two podcasters of Oprahdemics are just big fans of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Even the meaning of their podcast show means, The study of The Queen of Talk, which shows dedication and affection. Reportedly, Oprah Winfrey has a net worth of over $3 billion and is among the top self-made billionaire women in the world. Sadly, the case for trademark infringement does demotivate the two podcasters, Kellie Carter Jackson and Leah Wright Rigueur. 

However, celebrities protecting their brand name when their admirers try to pay them tribute or show affection does not harm the celebrities’ trademark rights. As the Oprahdemics is all about celebrating the long running The Oprah Winfrey Show, the hosts recap each show and put the show and explain why Oprah Winfrey will always be the Queen of Talk.

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Source: TMZ

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Vivek Kumar
Vivek Kumar

Vivek Kumar is a social media manager and a content writer for AnimatedTimes. Being Photographer, he also helps in the production of interviews for animatedtimes. He is Marvel maniac and has works for leading newspaper company in India and various government organisations

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