Someone's having an "aha moment," but is it Oprah Winfrey or the company that's trying to use the media mogul's famous catch phrase?
Winfrey isn't happy her famous phrase -- heard on almost every media platform she dominates -- is being used in a new promotional campaign for the Mutual of Omaha Bank, so she slapped the company with a cease and desist letter claiming she owns the rights for the famous phrase.
Not so fast, says the company, who then filed a lawsuit against Winfrey saying she abandoned any rights she may have to the phrase by failing to "police the alleged mark" when other businesses used it in advance.
According to TMZ , the suit was filed in a federal court in Nebraska on April 22 and lawyers have requested the judge allow the bank to continue with its promotional campaign.
"Harpo has not filed a lawsuit or counterclaim against Mutual of Omaha. We hope to reach an amicable resolution on this issue," a Winfrey rep told TMZ.