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Heal the World

Wants a Piece of Jackson

8/10/2009 4:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Heal the World Foundation has filed court documents asking for the right to use the Michael Jackson trademark.

The Foundation -- founded by Jackson in the 90's -- has raised millions of dollars for relief efforts around the world.

The Foundation wants to use the Jackson trademark to market products.

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First whores!    

Always first dumb slow biotches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I rock you suck!

1710 days ago
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HumanNature    

As long they do not screw up the money!!!!!

1710 days ago
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First whores!    

balls

1710 days ago
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I Will Take Being Born White Any Day - Thats Worth Much More To Me, #6    

MJ trademark: Image of man fondling a young boy.

1710 days ago
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Cali MJ Fan    

MJ founded it and as long as he was still very invlved in it all along-- I think they should get the right to use it. But question, if Heal The World was his as the Founder, does this mean another "company" Team Branca are in charge of?

What's the relationship of Heal The World to MJ now?

I only want to give money to organizations that he himself was involved in... not started and stepped out of.

1710 days ago
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Homie1Kanobe    

..............BELCH........

1710 days ago
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Tstorm    

fishy fishy ...stinky things going on here

1710 days ago
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Tstorm    

MJ distanced homself from this foundation long ago . They have been trying to snag his name for a while now . hmmmmm interesting

1710 days ago
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DesertChildAZ    

Michael Jackson was not involved in it all along. He was the founder of Heal The World Foundation. In 2006, it was dissolved and the HTWF trademark and name was bought out by the current owners. Michael Jackson had nothing to do with it after it was dissolved in 2006. Therefore, unless they have the permission and support of his family, they should not be able to use his name. It is not run by people Michael trusted, paid or supported and he has no way, in death, to offer his stamp of approval on its activities and it's charitable efforts.

1710 days ago
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donise121    

This organization has really done nothing. From 2002 to 2008 it had lost its tax exempt status. It only regained it back last year. They obviously have no track record. The true test, however. If you go into Charity Navigator, a site established to let you assess how to donate intelligently, they do even come up as a valid charity.

There is no indication to determine who is in charge of this organization. I hope they get no licensing or trademark approval.

1710 days ago
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lovemichaelforever    

Even his foundation taking advantage of him? We all know the majority of the money that comes to foundations go to their people in charge not the people they are supposedly helping. Give direct-never give to a foundation.

1710 days ago
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The Gay Terrorist With Acne On His Balls    

balls

1710 days ago
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Txlivenet    

All things Michael Jackson..... yawn!

1710 days ago
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MJ's lover    

plz sign this petition to Michael Jackson
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/MJplzcomeback

spread the word, it's our mission, to show him love,

If you're not an MJ's fan, plz don't click on the link.

1710 days ago
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Groover    

The president and vice-president of the foundation have been involved since Michael launched it. It was with his blessing that they took over. This IS his foundation but thanks to poor upkeep on the part of Michael's legal team, they let a lot of important things slide, including the foundation's tax exempt status. The current staff brought everything back together because they truly believe in and support what Michael wanted to achieve. They're continuing his good work in a time when EVERYONE ELSE wants a piece of him.

1710 days ago
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