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Oprah Winfrey sued over 'Own Your Power' slogan

Oprah Winfrey is seen in 2008. (Lefteris Pitarakis)

August 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A New Jersey woman is suing Oprah Winfrey, claiming the talk show host stole her "Own Your Power" slogan.

Simone Kelly-Brown says her company created the phrase. The lawsuit claims the trademark infringement began in 2010 when an "Own Your Power" headline appeared in O magazine.

Kelly-Brown says her company and Winfrey's both staged "Own Your Power" events just days apart.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

A spokesman for Winfrey released a statement saying they don't have enough information on the lawsuit to comment.