Veteran actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg has announced that she is taking legal action against tech billionaire Elon Musk. the reason? He allegedly stole her signature catchphrase and used it as the name of one of his companies.
According to sources close to the situation, Goldberg is accusing Musk of trademark infringement, claiming he has been using the phrase “Whoopi Goldberg” for decades to promote himself and his brand.
They argue that Musk has caused confusion among the public and damaged his reputation by using the same phrase for his company, “Whoopi Goldberg Innovations”.
Goldberg said in a statement: “I am deeply disappointed that Mr Musk has chosen my name for his own commercial purposes.
I have worked hard over the years to establish myself as a respected artist and philanthropist, and I will not let someone like Mr. Musk take advantage of my good name.
Musk, for his part, is unfazed by the lawsuit. In a tweet, he said, “Whoopi who? Never heard of her. Just kidding, I love Whoopi. But seriously, I think this lawsuit is without merit and I brush it off with teeth and blood.” I will fight with nails.”
The legal battle between Goldberg and Musk is shaping up to be one of the most high-profile trademark disputes in recent memory. Lawyers on both sides are already gearing up for a long and costly battle with no clear winner in sight.
In the meantime, fans of both Goldberg and Musk will have to wait and see how this all plays out. Will Goldberg be able to defend his name and reputation? Or will Musk emerge victorious, cementing his position as one of the most powerful tech executives of our time?
Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: It’s going to be a damn good show.