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Company Wigs Out -- Sues Over M.J. Costumes

8/24/2009 11:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael jacksonA company that makes those ornate powdered wigs for solicitors and barristers in England, claims it has exclusive rights to market Michael Jackson wigs and is suing a costume company that got into the act.

R.H. Smith & Sons has been making those white English wigs for more than a century. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York, the company complains Rubie's Costume Company has been sending emails around claiming it's got exclusive worldwide rights to market Jacko wigs, costumes and accessories.

R.H. Smith & Sons begs to differ, claiming it's under license from MJ Licensing LLC to market MJ wigs, costumes and accessories -- and says Rubie's claims to exclusivity has damaged their business.

The company wants an injunction prohibiting Rubie's from pushing the products. They also want Rubie's to contact everyone it's been in touch with claiming rights to the products and correct the error. R.H. also wants damages.

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166.

yisha    

wellwellwell.....
everyone can makes money with name of Michael Jackson

1862 days ago
167.

AdminAt CanYouHearUsMrPresidentDotCom    

Come on, let's think about this. The R & H company have the rights,
where the other company is different. Yea it sounds childish, and
greedy, but this company just survives on that alone I'm sure. If
some other company took your job and made it cheaper, lessening your
chance to provide for your family, or losing your job/company, you
would fight back too. Whether you agree or not, it's against the law.
Don't like the law? Do something about it.

1862 days ago
168.

DIRTY DIANA    

a cara nem sei oque diser a respeito disso eu acho que lançando os produtos do michael jackson pra mim ta maravilhoso qualquer um serve.
KISS MICHAEL JACKSON I LOVE YOU FOREVER

1862 days ago
169.

NicoleSann    

Everyone that is out there calling Michael all kind of bad names. I would like to give them a piece of my mind. But, since I'm a nice person, I won't stoop to their level. The man is gone now, have a little respect. How would you like people calling you, an unkind name. Michael had a talent, that most of you, would love to have, but don't. By the way, just because he had plastic surgery, does not make him a freak. I've seen plenty of stars, that have had alot of it done, not only Michael, and I don't hear you calling them freaks.

1862 days ago
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