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'Girls Gone Wild' Creator

Madonna ... You Sing that Song

And I'll Sue!!!

2/3/2012 12:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Francis legal documents
Joe Francis
-- the mastermind behind "Girls Gone Wild" -- is sending Madonna a cease and desist letter, threatening that he'll take legal action if she sings the song from her new album -- titled "Girls Gone Wild" -- at the Super Bowl.

TMZ has obtained the letter that Francis has sent to Madonna and her "co-conspirators."  Francis' lawyer threatens to sue all of them for attempting to get a "free ride on the valuable consumer goodwill and brand recognition" of Joe's famous trademark.

Francis' lawyer makes it clear:  "Your misappropriation of my clients' trademark will not be tolerated."

But Francis is willing to cut a deal with Madonna, provided she agrees to the following terms:

-- Negotiate an immediate licensing agreement for the use of Joe's trademark
-- Account for the number of times Madonna has already used the trademark
-- NOT PERFORM THE SONG AT THE SUPER BOWL

Joe thinks NBC and the NFL are conspiring with Madonna, so the letter went to them as well.

Joe's lawyer is demanding a response by 5 PM PT today ... or else.

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Strokadellic    

Madonna is a pile of predictable dog sh*t.

963 days ago
2.

Cujeaux    

Anything to keep that bitch off the stage.

963 days ago
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PopTart    

They don't explain or tell us what "Girls Gone Wild" is?

963 days ago
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MC    

Nice way to hop on the publicity train Joe. Anybody can record a song called Girls Gone Wild...you own the rights to your movies not the words you ****ing moron.

963 days ago
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kronenburg    

Puhleez. Like the phrase "girls gone wild" was invented by him. Hey, Steve, why don't you and Lindsay Lohan get together and file some frivolous lawsuits? You're two peas in a pod.

963 days ago
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D. Potter    

I guess it's okay to sue for anything these says...

963 days ago
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Wendy    

Change a name and screw him. Girls running wild.

963 days ago
8.

san    

Joe Francis ASSH*LE. The Queen dosen't need your permission bitch!

963 days ago
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buzz kill    

This guy is a money grubbing puke at the expense of young naive girls. What a POS. And who cares about Madonna?

963 days ago
10.

CLINT    

Don't worry, Joe. Everyone who is watching the Super Bowl will be getting food or in the bathroom at half time. And that includes most of the people at the stadium.

963 days ago
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Chris    

Put this guy back in prison in Florida where he was incarcerated for shooting kiddie porn! He should be keeping his head down given his felonies, and girls gone wild is not a trademark or even a siogn mark. Go forward Madonna, he is just trying to get popularity off your concerts and work. To him: You are the s*** of the entertainment industray, and without a private plane I doubt that the Kardashians would even associate you for free flights to Mexico and the use of your complex there.

963 days ago
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Carl    

And I thought Madonna had a huge ego! Does he seriously think Girls Gone Wild has more name recognition than Madonna? Love her or hate her, she is probably the most famous living music artist in the world today.

963 days ago
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Dean    

I am angry that Tmz didn't say if he can do it or . I would love it when he could stop madonna , but come on girls gone wild is not a new word he created like Playboy or Ferrari .

963 days ago
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Pam Spickard    

WOW.. I LOVE MADONNA AND CANT WAIT FOR HALF TIME. GET A LIFE JOE FRANCIS!

963 days ago
15.

D    

I guess he wants $$$$$$$$$$$.

963 days ago
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