Skip to comments.Guess Who Owns Trademark for ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ Go Ahead, Guess.
Posted on 07/03/2014 12:50:27 PM PDT by PoloSec
Who owns the trademark for What Would Jesus Do? Is it a well-known evangelist like Pat Robertson? Is it, perhaps, the producers of that hit miniseries on the Bible? Or is it some religious political organization using it as a slogan to push some sort of agenda?
Nope. Its this guy.
Yep, Tyler Perry. Perry obtained the trademark after taking it from Kimberly Kearney (also known as Poprah) after she wasnt really using it that much.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kearney filed for the trademark for some reality TV show she was working on, but the show never really went anywhere and Perry swept in to claim it for himself because, as he argued, Kearney had basically abandoned it.
Kearney, however, claims she shared the name of her show with Perrys studios and so he was basically pushing to take it from her the whole time.
So expect something Tyler Perry and Jesus-related to come out soon. Or
What Would Madea Do?
It could be worse; he’s a Christian, and, he is NON-union and not in Hollywood; his studio burned down twice. My wife is a novelist and I’ve been trying to get her works into his hands to do a movie...it is hard.
I LOVE Tyler Perry. His movies and plays are emotional,fynny and uplifting all at once. And being born and raised in Atlanta, his characters (including Madea) are spot on.
HELL-ERRRR!!! hahaha... i cannot but love Medea... she is too much!
Madea: "It ain't what people call you, it's what you answer to."