Believe it or not, people can make money on Dr. Oz.
So, according to Jeff Bercovici of Forbes, many of them are taking Dr. Oz’s image and adding it to their products. Without his permission.
Dr. Oz is getting a little grumpy about it. He’s sending out cease-and-desist letters to manufacturers of green coffee extracts because they added his endorsement without his permission.
One offender is Pure Green Coffee, which has been hard to track down. After putting his face on their site and receiving a cease-and-desist letter, they just changed websites and kept going.
Previously both Dr. Oz and Oprah sued more than forty different companies for using their names to sell acai products.
Since Dr. Oz does not endorse products, seeing his face plastered over any product is a sure sign that the product is NOT to be trusted.
- Dr. Oz Fights To Get His Face Off ‘Miracle’ Weight-Loss Pill Ads (forbes.com)
- Dr. Mehmet Oz’s Green Drink Recipe – SERVES 3 to 4 (mysterycoachdsi.com)
- Green Coffee Bean Diet Scam – (research shows it’s not) (globalhealthideas.org)
- Will Using Green Coffee As Recommended By Linsey Duncan On Dr. Oz Really Help You Lose Seventeen Pounds This Summer? Maybe. But… (alternativendhealth.wordpress.com)
- Dr. Oz and Green Coffee Beans – More Weight Loss Pseudoscience (sciencebasedmedicine.org)
- Green Coffee Bean Extract – Your Diet Pill Savior? (snack-girl.com)
- Green Coffee Bean Max (themeganann.com)
- Dr. Oz Takes Up Fight Against Bedbugs (everydayhealth.com)
- Demystifying the Law: Cease & Desist Letters and Restraining Orders (blogs.lawyers.com)
- This Cease-and-Desist Letter Should Be the Model for Every Cease-and-Desist Letter (theatlantic.com)