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After Chicago Oprah’s Aha Moment Comes Too Late For Alan Partridge

by | 10th, November 2009

alan_partridge FIRST Chicago now this: Oprah Winfrey might not have won her case against Mutual of Omaha for using what she said was her phrase “aha moment” , used to signify flashes of understanding “. Alan Partidge is listening.

That’s right, Alan if you’re rich and have lawyers you can trademark  a language. Every time your words are used you need to be credited, or better paid. Trademark your names, kids, and then ask teacher to cough up as she says it aloud at the morning register. Go for long names and charge by the letter.

The only danger is that if someone famous says your name on the telly first, they own it. You will either have to speak to their lawyers or get a new name. Think on.

Our Man in LA rounds up:

Oprah Winfrey’s people will be quietly licking their wounds for a while over this one.

Earlier this year, The Big O (Oprah) fired off a letter to the other Big O (Mutual of Omaha), after the insurance giant started using the phrase “Official Sponsor of the Aha Moment” in its ad campaigns. Mutual of Om-aha, get it?

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