You’ll Never Believe Why Oprah Is Getting Sued
12:38 pm, July 31st | by Hillary Reinsberg
Oprah seems to have a problem with acronyms. Her TV channel, OWN, has been plagued with bad ratings and departing executives. And now, she’s being sued for her use of the acrnonym OYP, which stands for own your power. As it turns out, the folks at Own Your Power Communications think its them, not Oprah, who own the power. The “motivational communication” company claims the acronym is their trademark, and that Oprah’s use of it has been unlawful. OYP Communications filed a suit on Thursday, according to Entertainment Weekly, that alleges Oprah and Harpo Studios used the registered term without permission, advocating the same message. We actually thought Oprah was the one with the monopoly on communicating messages of empowerment. Apparently not.
Just a few days ago, it seemed like Oprah was finally settling in as the new CEO of OWN, a role she had to take over when her CEO jumped ship unexpectedly. She was setting up her (rather modest) new office and we had faith that things were going to get back on track. We’d like to say something like “Oprah, in our POV, this situation is making us ROFL, anyway LOL GTG TTYL” but well, we don’t want to get sued.