Yuup… you read right! Media mogul Tyler Perry is now the proud owner of the phrase ‘What Would Jesus Do?’
Perry won the war for ownership but not the battle now that he’s being accused of intellectual property theft. Oddly enough, the other side in this bout is Kimberly Kearney, aka “Poprah” from the VH1 series, ‘I Want to Work for Diddy’.
In May 2008, Perry registered the mark in the category of entertainment services, mentioning in his filing live concerts, a TV program and motion pictures. He included a disclaimer that he wasn’t attempting ownership on the exclusive right to use “Jesus” apart from “What Would Jesus Do.”
In essence, Perry beat Poprah to the punch and he now owns the phrase she created.
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