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Michael Jackson's Dad

Smells Bad in MJ Perfume War

6/9/2011 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A company that owns the rights to license all things Michael Jackson is going after MJ's dad, Joe -- indirectly -- claiming he's involved in a business deal that shamelessly exploits his dead son.

TMZ broke the story ... Joe Jackson was pushing the new "Jackson" scent line at the Cannes Film Festival last month on behalf of a company called Julian Rouas Paris. But according to a new lawsuit, J.R.P. never obtained permission to use Michael's name and image in connection with the product.

Now, Bravado International is asking a federal court in Los Angeles to force Julian Rouas Paris to immediately strip anything MJ-related from their smelly product line ASAP.

Bravado is also seeking $750 for each time MJ's name and likeness were used on a product PLUS three times the amount of profits they've made on the scents PLUS more than $150k in damages.

A rep for Bravado tells TMZ, "Michael Jackson's talent made his name one of the most valuable in the history of entertainment, and no person acting on behalf of the estate gave Mr. Rouas oral or written consent to exploit it."

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46.

amaya alice    

yo opinop q michael jackson era la mejor persona del mundo y el mejor artista q nunca never jamas habra uno igual q el xq el es unico y su memoria debe ser honrada y no mamchada x nadie ni x su familia ni x desconocidos q se kieren aprobeshar de situacion

1142 days ago
47.

JLo on Steroids    

"Michael Jackson's talent made his name one of the most valuable in the history of entertainment" You Got That Right!

1142 days ago
48.

Meanie    

This f.kwad would dig up MJ and sell his toejam if he thought there was a buck in it. Sleazeball douchebag ahole.

1142 days ago
49.

juney    

The stuff Joe is hawking is vodka, perfume and jewelry, all bearing Michael's name, image, likeness, writing, ALL of which are trademarked and owned by the Estate, for the benefit of Michael's mother and children. Joe is just ticked 'cos he was left out of the will. If you love Michael, then respect his wishes. And did you notice who is sitting beside Joe? Well if it isn't Dieter Weisner, Michael's manager during the early 2000's when Bashir, Sneddon, etc., all came into his life. Joe J. must know what Weisner, Konitzer and Schaffel did to Michael, and STILL he partners up with Weisner?? If it wasn't tragic it would be laughable.

1142 days ago
51.

BigUglyTexan    

I love how the guy with the mic is leaning away from Joe. It's as if he's a toxic human being or something....

1142 days ago
52.

natasha    

i don't like the ideas of these perfumes either but i just won't buy it, Joe is A Jackson and has every right to use that name, he is the one hwo gave Michael his name. Now this company wants to tell him how to use it?

1142 days ago
53.

IIDoves    

I don't always agree with Joe Jackson but why other than the Family themselves,do not own all that is Michael Jackson's. Who and why do these people have the rights to anything Michael Jackson. All rights and licensing belong to The FAMILY!!!! Michael Jackson is the son of Joe and Katherine Jackson, They should own all that is their son's!!!

1142 days ago
54.

gayforliztaylor    

mj kids still don't realize how much joe and katherine enjoyed ruining michael 'michelle' jackson.

1142 days ago
55.

jan    

IF IT WAS NOT FOR A joe jackson wanting his kids not to be poor and another poor black family theren would not have been a jackson 5 and the king of pop so like it or not he is the father of the king of pop

1142 days ago
56.

Chico    

There's NO excuse for what Joe is doing. I get that Joe feels Michael was his son, so he can do what he wants. But Michael did not want it that way. He made sure that his family could not profit from his name or likeness, and that his mother and children were provided for from his estate.

Joe is hooked up with this con man Rouas is bad enough. But Weisner??? Weisner betrayed Michael in the worst of ways, yet Joe is hooked up with Weisner for that ridiculous Vietnamese "Happyland" and proclaiming he is now going to put a couple of 5 star hotels at Neverland??

HEY JOE! Get this through your head! You have NO SAY SO over Neverland (Colony Capital/Estate owned), and you cannot use Michael's likeness, image or trademarks without expressed consent from the Estate. (Like that would ever happen...)

Even though I think Joe is a manipulative, callous man, I do give him credit for Michael's initial fame. Without Joe Jackson, there would be no Jackson 5 and Michael wouldn't have gotten his INITIAL notoriety/fame. But Joe has to realize that those times are over. Stop exploiting your deceased son's name, Joe. Geez, it seems that the FANS understand and love Michael's final wishes more than his own blood family.

1142 days ago
57.

susanne    

Many celebs have a perfume, like Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, of course dame Elizabeth. Why not a Jackson perfume. Jackson 5 are a legend too, Michael was a part of the group, Janet is well known in a sense the Jacksons as a family are a legend.
Just if the partner is a con man that would be bad for their image.

1142 days ago
58.

David    

Joe Jackson is a professional opportunist, I'm not going to whitewash his lack of integrity and corruption, he knows what he's doing. Julian Rouas is a career crook who has defrauded many people in Los Angeles, I'm one of them. Having said that, Joe Jackson was informed months ago about the depravity of his partner Julian Rouas. Still, he kept the project going. Julian Rouas is broke, so the money had to come from Joe for the development. I've never met Joe Jackson but my dislike of him is instinctive. How can someone with his mind in the right place finance a career crook like Julian Rouas? For Julian Rouas, so far so good; he has been spotted in Los Angeles driving a brand new Porsche. He is going full throttle and is about to hit a speed bump. Compelling evidences are finally coming out against Julian Rouas, check this out... http://jacksontributefragrances.blogspot.com/2011/06/lowdown-on-julian-rouas-paris.html

1142 days ago
59.

Paul    

Statement by Michael. The year 1993 then began his drama. Media have decided to destroy Michael. From 1993 until his death continued to campaign against an innocent man.
Who was the executioner?. Who was the victim?. I think this is clear. His innocence is so obvious.

Listen to Michael.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gQFrx7Th8U

1142 days ago
60.

tis_ruthy    

....immediately strip anything MJ-related

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/31511079/Michael+Jackson+stern+edition+july+2009+9.jpg

1142 days ago
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