personal brand of self-awareness and motivational communication services nationally since 1996by continuously advocating for people t
o take their life‟s dreams to the next level.
Defendant, Oprah Winfrey (“Oprah”) is an American television host, actress,
producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, Emmy-award winning talk show,
TheOprah Winfrey Show
. Oprah‟s show beca
me the highest-rated program of its kind in history,was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011, and boasted over 16 million viewers during itsfarewell show. Oprah is among the most influential women in the world. Oprah is a citizen of theState of Illinois whose only known address is 110 North Carpenter Street, Chicago Illinois60607.3.
Defendant, Harpo Productions
, Inc. (“Harpo”) is
a Chicago-based, multimediaproduction corporation founded by Oprah, duly organized and existing under the laws of Illinoisand maintains its principal place of business at 110 North Carpenter Street, Chicago, Illinois60607. Harpo includes Harpo Films; Harpo Radio, Inc.; Harpo Studios; and Defendant, Harpo,
Inc. (corporate headquarters for Harpo‟s families of busin
esses, and includes all servicedepartments, such as Accounting, Human Resources and Technology, that support the variousbusiness units, also has offices at 110 North Carpenter Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607); and allagents and/or affiliates (collective
. Along with Oprah and DiscoveryCommunications, Inc., Harpo also owns
OWN The Oprah Winfrey Network
or OWN, LLC
debuted in 2011 in more than 80 million homes, and is known as
of Self Discovery, connecting people to each other and to their greatest potential.
Defendant, Hearst Corporation is one of the largest diversified communicationscompanies in the world, with offices at 300 West 57
Street, New York, New York 10019.Defendant, Hearst Communications, Inc. also has offices at 300 West 57
Street, New York,
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