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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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t    

I hope she tells him to **** off. Loser!

907 days ago
17.

Horndog    

I'll be busy with something else at 5 p.m. PST. If there's no response forthcoming and civilization as we know it ends as a result, could Francis' lawyer, Madonna (tm) or TMZ (tm) please post something about it? Thanks.

907 days ago
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Johnny Carcinoma    

You cannot copyright the name of a book or a song. Francis and his lawyer(s) are dopes.

907 days ago
19.

Politico Pablo    

Unless he's trade marked the english lanuage, Joe's claims are without merit. Madonna just shouldn't sing it in "parentheses".

907 days ago
20.

Kim    

Where does this guy get off?shame on him. She doesn't even plan on singing that at the super bowl and Im sorry but that's her song.seems like to me this guy is hungry for attention.ww swqwq

907 days ago
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jack doe    

Joe Francis has got to be the biggest douche bag in the world – I hope to meet him in person one day….so I can piss all over his leg

907 days ago
22.

Celebrities Suck    

Madonna should sue Joe Francis for being a pervert. He takes advantage of young girls while these young girls are out on summer break without their parents and while being intoxicated. Joe Francis is a douche bag!

907 days ago
23.

karlew    

Madonna riding on Joe Francis' coattails? F*ck off you disgusting pile of sh*t. Madonna isn't one of my favourites but she's better in every possible way than Frances. I'm surprised he was able to trademark Girls gone Wild.

907 days ago
24.

Celebrities Suck    

he's going to sick SOPA after Mag....

907 days ago
25.

jillybean    

He is a total s*** bag filthy piece of ****. Creepy pervert....

907 days ago
26.

Celebrities Suck    

why isn't this douche bag is jail for exploiting young girls? Most of these girls are not even old enough to drive/drink....

907 days ago
27.

Dean    

Oh come guys .have you guYs watched Madonnas transformation to a cancer patient ? The docs thought that about demi but Madonna is just skin and veins totally unhealthy her bodyfat is 0

907 days ago
28.

STFUP    

I can't stand Joe, but he is in the right here. Madonna needs to pay up!
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Would she get away with a song called "TGIFridays"? Nope. Not without paying. Like it or not, "Girls Gone Wild" is a registered and trademarked business - just like the TGIFriday's example.

907 days ago
29.

Dean    

You guys forget that Madonna is the reason why girls go wild and naked on tv , she was one of the bad role models who opened the door

907 days ago
30.

SusanCoyote    

Joe is the slimiest douche-bag ever!!!! When is he going back to jail?

907 days ago
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