Untarnished Trademark


A U.S. court threw out a lawsuit brought by Ronald Brockmeyer against Oprah Winfrey. Brockmeyer claimed that Oprah's magazine, "O", tarnished the trademark of his erotic magazine of the same name.

[The judge] said readers could not confuse Brockmeyer's magazine containing photos of "whip-bearing, naked women engaged in sadomasochistic and lesbian acts" with Winfrey's publication aimed at helping women improve their lives guided by the performer's values.