Talk show host Oprah Winfrey has filed a huge lawsuit against more than 50 businesses over allegations they used her to advertise their products without her permission. The television icon has joined Dr. Mehmet Oz, a regular on her program, to take legal action against a string of firms who they allege used the couples images and names to endorse various beauty products and dietary supplements. Winfrey's companies, Harpo Inc. and OW Licensing Co., and Oz's Zo Co firm filed papers in New York on Wednesday to stop the "unauthorized and unlawful use" of their names, pictures, voices and trademarks which have "gravely injured" the duo's reputations. The papers state: "These defendants are willfully capitalizing on plaintiffs' valuable reputation and intellectual property rights to lure consumers into ordering their infringing products on the false premise that they have been tested or recommended by Ms. Winfrey and/or Dr. Oz when they have not."
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Anonymous said…
Just wondering if Monavie is one of the .companies that is being sued