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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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tania from Germany    

I meant I agree with # 29! tmz changed the numbers!!

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manda038    

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newdaysameoldstuff    

#32. Mr. or Ms. Wee,

No one has the right to disrespect another person dead or alive. As you stated America has the right to spill derogatory and hateful garbage about people. America should refer to The Golden Rule found in Luke 6:31: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." If everyone would lived by the golden rule we would have very few problems. Always treat others as you want to be treated, not as you think they deserve to be treated, but as you would want to be treated, and you can't go wrong.

I pray that Michael's family and kids are doing well. I know it is a difficult time for them. Also, Michael three kids are trying to cope with loosing him and they do not need all of this poison spreaded on the news and internet, etc., about their dad. The world would be a much better place if we would stop for a moment and put ourselves in that person's position. I bet we would see things differently.

SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!

1852 days ago
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Mimi    

TMZ - STOP, STOP, STOP calling MJ jacko. He hates it so much. You have no respect and you are full of jalousy and hatered in your entire being. Get over it if you want to have peace and love in your life before you leave this earth.

1852 days ago
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sue    

i havent heard any news from the coroner that mj was indeed an addict, so until we get that info, i choose not to believe that as of today, yes maybe he was hooked on pain killers but not a drug addict as some of you put it out there.but i am sure we all will find out the truth soon...jmo -rip--sue from tampa

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MJ WAS A JUNKIE    

53. TMZ - STOP, STOP, STOP calling MJ jacko. He hates it so much. You have no respect and you are full of jalousy and hatered in your entire being. Get over it if you want to have peace and love in your life before you leave this earth.

Posted at 1:05PM on Aug 24th 2009 by Mimi

WACKO JACKO WAS A HIDEOUS FREAK. TMZ KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK..

1852 days ago
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emily    

we killed michael..our society is responsible for his death..he couldnt take it, thats why he was on drugs.
well, whatever..he is dead. theres nothing we can do but miss him deeply. :S

the pics are not getting any better!

1852 days ago
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Michelle    

Thank you for putting up a nice photo of Michael Jackson!
I knew you could do it.
MJ forever!

1852 days ago
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MJ WAS A JUNKIE    

maybe he was hooked on pain killers but not a drug addict
Posted at 1:08PM on Aug 24th 2009 by sue

HEY DUMMIE HOOKED ON PAIN KILLERS IS A DRUG ADDICT. IT'S THE SAME THING.

1852 days ago
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Autodidact    

People are disgusting. No sense of decency anywhere.

1852 days ago
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Michelle    

Thank you for putting up a nice photo of Michael Jackson!
I knew you could do it!

1852 days ago
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MJ WAS A JUNKIE    

55. we killed michael..our society is responsible for his death..he couldnt take it, thats why he was on drugs.
well, whatever..he is dead. theres nothing we can do but miss him deeply. :S

the pics are not getting any better!


Posted at 1:09PM on Aug 24th 2009 by emily

MJ KILLED HIMSELF. NOBODY TIED HIM DOWN AND FORCED HIM TO TAKE THOSE DRUGS. HE CHOOSE DRUGS OVER EVERYTHING ELSE!!

1852 days ago
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Paparazzo@frog.cc    

Man, we're going to be hit with a tsunami of MJ paraphernalia.

1852 days ago
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Monica    

TMZ can you confirm on this???

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/6062492
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/#32537060
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25067201/vp/32539335#32539335

MJ was scared of this man...

Tohme Tohme - business manager
Tohme Tohme, Jackson's last business manager and spokesman, has been reticent to discuss his involvement in the singer's life. He did tell the Associated Press that he negotiated lucrative deals for Jackson, including an animated TV show based on "Thriller" and a line of clothing including "moonwalk shoes." Tohme uses the title "Dr." although there is no record that he has practiced medicine in the United States.

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balls    

balls

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