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Neverland Trademarks Don't Pan Out

9/11/2009 2:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Efforts to turn Neverland Ranch into a tourist attraction just took one giant step backwards.

Neverland

We've learned Paul Fuhrman -- the senior vice president of Colony Capital -- filed paperwork on Wednesday asking the U.S. Patent Office to forget about the Neverland trademark applications his company filed last month. The request was granted that day.

Colony had filed the trademark applications in case Neverland was turned into a Graceland-esque tourist attraction for Jackson fans.

Doesn't look like that's going to happen any time soon.


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31.

MissingMJ    

I have some major mixed feelings about Neverland becoming open to the public. On one hand I would love to see Michael's Giving Tree and see the place be put back to the way it was in happier days, but on the other hand he came to hate the place. It was filled with so much hurt and pain for him. As a fan I really hope they do something permanent like a museum, even move Neverland to Vegas, or anything to honor Michael that his fans can come visit.

1767 days ago
32.

Arwen    

Michael
When you read our letter, just keep in mind - we truly believe, that you do have weighty reasons to "disappear".
We are not that type of fans, who watch for you at the streets. It was just a magic moment when your music once came into our lives and became the part of our world. This music, your music, was going in parallel with everything else which was happening in our lives. We just knew, that it existed and it would always be with us.
Time passed by...
Everyone of us was going his own way in life. Somebody was studying, somebody was building family, somebody worked hard, somebody was getting children and was bringing them up... Everything kept changing, good way or bad... And only your music was constantly with us. We lived our lives and had no doubt it was going to be this way FOREVER.

There were times, when gossips, rumors and courts were trying to put your songs down, filling up the whole informational world and not leaving enough space for Your Music. Maybe, there were people who left their faith in you, maybe somebody forgot about you, but we only kept knitting our brows in pain each time we heard another "news". We did not want to hear that!!!
We were hit in the face with questions: "What if it is true, these facts they write about him?". And we'd answer: "If it's true, then why mass media are bringing this for discussion to the whole world?! Give Michael some respect! This person has done so much for our planet! Stop spreading your conjectures in the whole world!"
And we kept listening your music, and getting joy from every new song. We were so gad, that even during that hard times you were still with us. They didn't put you down, Michael!!!
Mass media were trying to erase you from our hearts, but they will always beat in unison with yours, Michael.
Your enemies know, where is the Lie, which they crated, but they are cowards and they'd never tell us the Truth. Only you know the Truth. You are the only key to Real Michael. And we truly believe that you won't dump us.
They are consciously destroying your image? Know! Mass media will never find support from us.
And those, who believed - do you need them? Real natural selection had happened. The forces of evil got back what actually always was part of them.
But we are always on your side, Michael! We do not want to intrude into your life. You simply can count on us. We value only that treasure, that you kept giving us all these years - Your Music.
=======================
On June 25th we heard about you, Michael, and realized that something very important, vital had been taken away from us. Something that has always been in your souls an now there was a hole in there.. And there is nothing to fill it up... Nothing...

It was like when you wake up, open the blinds and realize that there is no birds no more, no clouds, no trees. All of the sudden, it all has disappeared and will NEVER come back. There will be pictures of clouds, records of birds signing, there will be memories about trees, but there will be nothing in reality and there will be no Future with them!
And that's what happened to us on June 25th, Michael.

When you read this, just know that we need you as we need air, sun, clouds, birds...
Please, come back to us, Michael. We need your smile so much...

If there are your enemies in business, we would ignore their goods at the stores, we will through all their stuff into the dumpster. We will through all their magazines and newspapers in the garbage. They won't get even a penny from us!
=============================================
We want to tell all the companies and all mass media, which were making big money on Michael Jackson - if you value Michael, just stand for the one, who brought this money to you and who keeps doing that!
Companies, labels, funds, volunteers, mass media, take Michael's side! You all owe your profits to him!!!
Mass media, why are you diminishing what millions of people value all over the world, regardless of race, religion, age and gender? What for? What are you going to do if multi-million army of Michael's defendants would stand for him???
=============================================================
Michael! Just know, your problems are our problems! Look, how many friends you got!
There are millions all over the world! Just say one word, and we will come to help you! You can count on us, Michael!

You have united us together. We want to make this world better together with you! We are giving you our hands, Michael. Just know, you have your family - it's Us. We always will be on your side, whatever happens.
Do not leave us, Michael...
It's impossible to stand that pain of loneliness and loss.
Please, excuse us, that we did not defend you. You have given us so much, and we owe you...
We really hope, that God would hear all the prayers that we make for you every day.

1767 days ago
33.

IAN SPARTICUS HARDY    

I HAVE A DEAD MAN WANTS TO TELL HIS STORY, http://bit.ly/QYCzo SPEAKING FROM THE GRAVE

1767 days ago
34.

Debbie    

This is so sad on so many levels seeing Michael Jackson's name over the gate and all the things going on. My thoughts and prayers and hugs are for his children. Why isnt the criminal case solved something is wrong with the whole thing.3 agencies working on it and no news. The Vienna tribute turning into tabloid jokes.thank you tmz for letting me post.

1767 days ago
35.

Arwen    

IAN SPARTICUS HARDY
Why you have left the comment on this page. The oculist of your daddy has no relation to a theme.

1767 days ago
36.

Arwen    

IAN SPARTICUS HARDY
Why you have left the comment on this page? The oculist of your daddy has no relation to a theme.

1767 days ago
37.

Debbie    

i just heard the song on youtube Michael Jackson and Akon "hold my hand" it is so awesome awesome awesome

1767 days ago
38.

OOWEEE    

It is easy to sit back and send in comments on the decisions that are being made on Mr. Jacksons Estate, but TMZ allows it, so here we go....Them There Jackson folks et al, have refused to put Michael Jackson as their priority....even persons that are not Jackson Fans are hurt and distrubed by the horrible ruthless tacky manner in which the Jackson Family has handled focusing on criminal charges being brought against someone for Jacksons Murder, then handling the estate. A five year old kid could have handled all the Jacksons business. The Enabling Jacksons!!!!!!!!!!

1767 days ago
39.

Arwen    

Michael

When you read our letter, just keep in mind - we truly believe, that you do have weighty reasons to "disappear".

We are not that type of fans, who watch for you at the streets. It was just a magic moment when your music once came into our lives and became the part of our world. This music, your music, was going in parallel with everything else which was happening in our lives. We just knew, that it existed and it would always be with us.

Time passed by...
Everyone of us was going his own way in life. Somebody was studying, somebody was building family, somebody worked hard, somebody was getting children and was bringing them up... Everything kept changing, good way or bad... And only your music was constantly with us. We lived our lives and had no doubt it was going to be this way FOREVER.

There were times, when gossips, rumors and courts were trying to put your songs down, filling up the whole informational world and not leaving enough space for Your Music. Maybe, there were people who left their faith in you, maybe somebody forgot about you, but we only kept knitting our brows in pain each time we heard another "news". We did not want to hear that!!!

We were hit in the face with questions: "What if it is true, these facts they write about him?". And we'd answer: "If it's true, then why mass media are bringing this for discussion to the whole world?! Give Michael some respect! This person has done so much for our planet! Stop spreading your conjectures in the whole world!"
And we kept listening your music, and getting joy from every new song. We were so gad, that even during that hard times you were still with us. They didn't put you down, Michael!!!

Mass media were trying to erase you from our hearts, but they will always beat in unison with yours, Michael.
Your enemies know, where is the Lie, which they crated, but they are cowards and they'd never tell us the Truth. Only you know the Truth. You are the only key to Real Michael. And we truly believe that you won't dump us.

They are consciously destroying your image? Know! Mass media will never find support from us.
And those, who believed - do you need them? Real natural selection had happened. The forces of evil got back what actually always was part of them.
But we are always on your side, Michael! We do not want to intrude into your life. You simply can count on us. We value only that treasure, that you kept giving us all these years - Your Music.
=======================
On June 25th we heard about you, Michael, and realized that something very important, vital had been taken away from us. Something that has always been in your souls an now there was a hole in there.. And there is nothing to fill it up... Nothing...

It was like when you wake up, open the blinds and realize that there is no birds no more, no clouds, no trees. All of the sudden, it all has disappeared and will NEVER come back. There will be pictures of clouds, records of birds signing, there will be memories about trees, but there will be nothing in reality and there will be no Future with them!
And that's what happened to us on June 25th, Michael.

When you read this, just know that we need you as we need air, sun, clouds, birds...
Please, come back to us, Michael. We need your smile so much...

If there are your enemies in business, we would ignore their goods at the stores, we will through all their stuff into the dumpster. We will through all their magazines and newspapers in the garbage. They won't get even a penny from us!
=============================================
We want to tell all the companies and all mass media, which were making big money on Michael Jackson - if you value Michael, just stand for the one, who brought this money to you and who keeps doing that!
Companies, labels, funds, volunteers, mass media, take Michael's side! You all owe your profits to him!!!

Mass media, why are you diminishing what millions of people value all over the world, regardless of race, religion, age and gender? What for? What are you going to do if multi-million army of Michael's defendants would stand for him???
=============================================================
Michael! Just know, your problems are our problems! Look, how many friends you got!
There are millions all over the world! Just say one word, and we will come to help you! You can count on us, Michael!

You have united us together. We want to make this world better together with you! We are giving you our hands, Michael. Just know, you have your family - it's Us. We always will be on your side, whatever happens.
Do not leave us, Michael...
It's impossible to stand that pain of loneliness and loss.
Please, excuse us, that we did not defend you. You have given us so much, and we owe you...
We really hope, that God would hear all the prayers that w

1767 days ago
40.

michellefromAUS    

11. "Privacy"

Ain’t the pictures enough, why do you go through so much
To get the story you need, so you can bury me
You’ve got the people confused, you tell the stories you choose
You try to get me to lose the man I really am

You keep on stalking me, invading my privacy
won’t you just let me be
‘cause you cameras can’t control, the minds of those who know
That you’ll even sell your soul just to get a story sold

[CHORUS]
I need my privacy, I need my privacy
So paparazzi, get away from me

Some of you still wonder why, one of my friends had to die
To get a message across, that yet you haven’t heard
My friend was chased and confused, like many others I knew
But on that cold winter night, my pride was snatched away

Now she get no second chance, she just ridiculed and harassed
Please tell my why
No there’s a lesson to learn, respect’s not given, it’s earned
Stop maliciously attacking my integrity

[CHORUS]

Now there’s a lesson to learn, stories are twisted and turned
Stop maliciously attacking my integrity
Posted at 1:59AM on Sep 11th 2009 by leave neverland alone or disney will kill you

I could not have put it better than this song or your post! I love your name
LEAVE HIS NEVERLAND ALONE YOU GREEDY SONS OF BITCHES!!!!!
Mj fans BOYCOTT THE JACKSON BOYCOTT THE TRIBUTE BOYCOTT JERMAINE BOYCOTT THE ARTISTS THAT PERFORM THERE BOYCOTT SONT AND AEG BOYCOTT THE MOVIE THEAT KILLED HIM
PLEASE MJ FANS
protect his legacy defend his name defend his musical legacy dont let them destroy him or use him anymore
we love you Michael Music is dead

1767 days ago
41.

welc ome    

I stopped by to read the blog- but there really isn't any.
LKL at least keeps you immature idiots off so others can blog.
You all can play with each other now. seeya

1767 days ago
42.

inkey-JACKSONLIVE.RU    

WOW! comment #47 with stealed Russian Appeal to Michael Jackson posted again!

Arwen, how could you do this without permission to republishing from http://jacksonlive.ru?

It's foolish and unscrupulously. Didn't You undestand it?

1767 days ago
43.

Stop Milking his name    

Didn't Branca say the estate would produce a tribute for MJ in August 2010 for his birthday? Why is Jermaine stealing from his own brother's estate? From his niece & nephews?

Now the "tribute" is postponed until next june...two months before the estate's own tribute. SICK SICK SICk

Dear fans, ladies and gentlemen,

The past few months have been a very difficult time for the Jackson family. The sudden, unexpected death of my brother Michael was not only a terrible shock for his closest relatives, but for his millions of fans around the world. I, and everyone in Michael’s family, will be forever grateful for the support and love that we have received from so many people during these past two-and-a-half months.

After the Memorial Service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles it was clear to me that many fans did not get the opportunity to properly say goodbye to the artist and wonderful human being, Michael Jackson. More than two million people wanted to be part of the ceremonies in Los Angeles to say goodbye and celebrate the life of Michael Jackson, but only approximately 20,000 had the opportunity to do so at the Staples Center. For this reason I knew I had to organize a tribute concert in honor of my brother in order to bring his unforgettable music to life once again and to show the world what a wonderful human being it has lost.

A little more than five weeks ago I began, together with my partners in Vienna, to work on the Tribute Concert. As you can imagine staging a show of this monumental dimension in less than eight weeks is a daunting challenge. We have worked virtually around the clock to produce this show for the millions of fans around the world. Despite all the obstacles we succeeded in organizing the entire production of a concert in front of beautiful Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna to insure that a show of international magnitude could be held.

I personally have spoken to many international artists and invited them to attend THE TRIBUTE and perform one of Michael’s songs. Several leading artists immediately agreed to participate in this unique tribute show. Many others told me personally that it would be a great honor to be part of this memorial concert for my late brother – an artist who influenced the music world like virtually no other. However, due to the short time frame involved it just was not possible for many of them to change their schedule so that they could be on stage in Vienna on September 26th. .

We have therefore decided, after careful consideration, to reschedule THE TRIBUTE concert for my brother to June 2010 and to stage this very special music event at Wembley Stadium in London. Here, over 70,000 fans will have the opportunity to experience the life and music of my beloved late brother. We will hold the concert in the city that he himself chose for his comeback concerts but, due to his tragic death, he was not able to do.

Instead of eight weeks we now have eight months to prepare and some of the stars who would not have been able to participate in the Vienna concert, but expressed their wish to participate in this event, will be able to perform live on stage at the renowned Wembley Stadium in London in June 2010.

It would make me very happy so see as many of you as possible at THE TRIBUTE In Memory of Michael Jackson in London. It will be a memorable evening for millions of fans and a worthy and dignified celebration of the greatest entertainer who ever lived – my brother, Michael Jackson.


Sincerely yours
Jermaine Jackson

1767 days ago
44.

Linda Mott    

Too many cooks spoil the soup. There are too many people involved in MJ's estate. Even two people have trouble coming to an agreement, but think about all that are involved in this and then the judge too. Look how many marriages break up because of difference of opinions with two people.

1767 days ago
45.

Denise do Rio de Janeiro.    

I know I love you...
All my life I'll love you ...


Michael Jackson - We are the world in studio HQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2t_5uzCOPc&NR=1

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