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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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31.

Gita    

Mr. Potato Head Punk!!!!! That is who he is.

943 days ago
32.

Gita    

And who the hell is he?????? Mr. Legalized PIMP? She should change the name. He is so stupid.

943 days ago
33.

Maria     

Seems to me I am not the only one who dislikes Madonna ,she is vulgar ,she is a phoney,she is disgusting ,she loves controversy the last time I hear her ,she was talking with British accent lol lol poor Madonna trying to be someone that she can't never be!

943 days ago
34.

SYLVI212    

Both such trash.

943 days ago
35.

krystal    

So sick of Madonna!!! I'm sure there is a nice retirement home you can settle into.
GO AWAY!!! Nothing is more gross then a grandmother trying to be sexy all the time... GROSS!!!

943 days ago
36.

Simone    

It perplexes me that Madonna was naive and/or conceited enough to think she'd get away with using a trademarked name as the title of one of her songs in the first place. That said, I don't understand why - if he's compensated accordingly - Francis wouldn't allow it to be sung at the SuperBowl. Seems it'd be more money and publicity for him.

943 days ago
37.

emb    

Joe francis, go kill yourself

943 days ago
38.

S.D.W.    

Madonna should change the title to just "Wild". And btw she isn't performing that song at the Super Bowl.

943 days ago
39.

I am Spartacus    

Only thing that matters is if he has it trademarked. If he does then he has a right to tell her not to use it. If he lets her use it then it defeats the purpose of a trademark. Only he can pick and choose who gets to use it if he has it trademarked.

943 days ago
40.

chrissy    

Give me a break. Joe Francis is a tool.

943 days ago
41.

Dean    

Reality check madonna . You are not a girl anymore . Grandma shouldnt try to be her daughter

943 days ago
42.

James    

Oh well now...now I want her to sing it at the Superbowl, just so her attorneys can rip that ******* apart.

942 days ago
43.

John_Dunkel    

Well, it's the same if you use the word Super Bowl or Superbowl in an advertisement. The NFL sues those people if they get caught.

942 days ago
44.

c    

VALUABLE CONSUMER GOODWILL?! Are you ****ing kidding me? Is Joe Francis really delusional enough to think he has created some sort of upstanding brand or something? Dude, the only people who have any sort of goodwill are low-life s***bags who are on the verge of being pedophiles. And the piece of **** doesn’t own the words Girls Gone Wild. If Madonna was trying to get young girls drunk and tape them taking their clothes off he might have a case. But not many people are that slimy and disgusting. He needs to shut the **** up and slink away like the vile human waste he is. Ugh, I need to take a shower after just reading his name.

Oh, and for the record Madonna’s name was known long before this piece of **** spiked the drink of the first girl he took advantage of. She sure as hell doesn’t need to use him for anything. Actually she was taking a risk naming her song/album that because who wants to be associated with that disgusting pile of nothing. Go back to your hole, stop forcing your repugnant self on decent people, and wait until the devil comes to collect you and take you to hell.

942 days ago
45.

loungecat    

Who is Joe Francis

942 days ago
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