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Neverland Owners Make Trademark Move

9/10/2009 2:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The company that owns Neverland Ranch hasn't gotten permission to turn Michael Jackson's old stomping grounds into a tourist attraction -- but they just filed a bunch of trademarks with the U.S. Patent Office just in case they do.

Neverland Owners Make Trademark Move

We just got our hands on trademark applications filed by the Sycamore Valley Ranch Company -- a company started by Colony Capital and Michael Jackson -- who is attempting to lock down the following names to use with the property: Neverland Ranch, Neverland Valley, Neverland Valley Ranch, and Neverland.

Sycamore also filed paperwork requesting to use the four Neverland names on several products and services including:

1) "Museum services - namely opening a museum in Michael Jackson's former home and providing tours ... providing theme park services."

2) Printed material (post cards, greeting cards, bags, non-fiction books about Michael Jackson, etc.)

3) Games and playthings (toys, dolls, roller skates, toy rockets, board games, playing cards, etc.)

4) For "providing facilities for business meetings and conferences ... retail and online retail store services ... mail order catalog services in the field of novelty, gift, and souvenir items"

5) Clothing, footwear, headgear

But don't get too excited yet -- we spoke with several members of the Jackson family who claim they were never asked permission by SVRC. In fact, Joe Jackson made it very clear, "Colony Capital cannot do this without our permission."

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Billy    

First.

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Simone    

Third!!!!!!

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Simone    

You freak, you stay refreshing the page every second to be the first!!!!! Argh!!!!!! But, be cool, I will win you. Just wait...
If not today, other days will come... Hahahahahahahhahahaaahahaha.

1868 days ago
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LucyInTheSky    

"But don't get too excited yet -- we spoke with several members of the Jackson family who claim they were never asked permission by SVRC. In fact, Joe Jackson made it very clear, "Colony Capital cannot do this without our permission."

You Ole Crazy Evil-looking Catfish Devil neither you NOR your family has any permission giving authority.
Only Branca and the MJFT has that authority.

You useless ugly disgusting pimp of nothing decent, SHUT THE F UP!

1868 days ago
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Paparazzo@frog.cc    

They'll never turn Neverland into a tourist attraction. They might as well move the buildings to Las Vegas.

1868 days ago
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LucyInTheSky    

1. balls

Posted at 1:53AM on Sep 10th 2009 by balls

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TOO FAST FOR SIMONE

B O I N G !!!

B O I N G !!!

Posted at 1:54AM on Sep 10th 2009 by KRAZY KOOKY KLOWN
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BOO!


1868 days ago
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Simone    

But, talking about this news, I think that it is very creep. MJ is not cold yet, and these guys already want to sell all the things as possible to make money using his image.
I don't know, nowadays anything is becoming products to the market place, even people. Michael Jackson was, and continue to be, the most famous person in the world. So, looking for this angle, is natural they try to explore all the possibilities that MJ's name provides.
In despite of the ethical issues, I will want to visit Neverland, if is will be possible one day.
Michael Jackson, beyond a human being, is, or was, a product, and he knew it. All over his life, he tried to be as comercial as possible. So, it is natural that he continues to be a product in benefit of these vultures called his family and friends.

1868 days ago
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Paparazzo@frog.cc    

Whoever owns NeverLand.com will have a legal battle on his hands!! Regardless, it's owrth a lot of $$$$$$.

1868 days ago
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Tray    

Since when does Joe Jackson have the authority to give permission concerning Michael's estate?

1868 days ago
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barney google    

The executors (Branca/McClain) are the ones who would be making the decisions on behalf of the trust. They definitely know what they are doing and obviously have more business sense that anyone in the Jackson Family.

Colony Capital is extremely successful and has the contacts and expertise - so Joe (who really should not have any say in this as he is not a beneficiary) and the rest of the family should quit complaining and be very happy that successful business people are involved and will ensure that there will be money for years to come. They need to let the executors and Colony Capital get on with the business of making money for the Trust!

1868 days ago
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ADRIANA    

There are four songs that should be PLAYED ALTERNATIVELY 24/7 OUTSIDE MJ'S GRAVE, this is what killed him slowly inside:

*** TABLOID JUNKIE *** *** PRIVACY *** *** SCREAM **** *** MONEY ***

1868 days ago
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lovemichaelforever    

Isn't this all a little fast? Why not turn it into a hotel and hunting grounds-just strip every ounce of dignity away.

1868 days ago
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ADRIANA    

What a great man, he LOVED THE WORLD WITH ALL HIS HEART, it was an UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and he really wanted to HEAL IT, STOP WARS and DESTRUCTION and have people find a common ground IN LOVE and GOODNESS and SHARING !



People he cared for abused his trust/deceived him, his father abused him verbally and physically; and then worst of all the media/press raped and stripped him of his dignity publicly and hounded him mercilessly. And through it all he smiled!

I wonder how many of us would withstand the same introspection into our lives and how we would handle the pain. Before we case stones at MJ maybe we should imagine ourselves in his life and ask ourselves how would we manage it? How would we escape the pain?



Michael, you were too good for this world, for the people here, for the decadence of the community around us. You are finally up with the angels, where you belong, may you RIP ! We will do our best to CARRY ON YOUR LOVE and SELFLESSNESS and teach it to our little ones.

1868 days ago
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Simone    

ADRIANA, where are you from???

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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

kids could be freaks at the freak show.......

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