2nd Circuit Upholds Trademark Ruling In Favor Of Oprah Winfrey

(September 26, 2016, 8:59 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A New York federal judge’s grant of summary judgment in favor of trademark infringement defendant Oprah Winfrey was affirmed Sept. 16 by the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, albeit on “slightly different grounds,” according to the panel (Simone Kelly-Brown, et al. v. Oprah Winfrey, et al., No. 15-697, 2nd Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 16939).

(Decision available. Document #16-161003-009Z.)

U.S. Judge Paul A. Crotty of the Southern District of New York “did not at any point analyze whether” the “visual representation of...
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