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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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46.

pinetree51    

Trading on "the valuable customer goodwill" of Girls Gone Wild? This guy is a real piece of work!

806 days ago
47.

Cheryl    

It still baffles me how someone can own words and assume that if anyone uses it they will be sued.As for this Douche Bag Francis I wonder if he now knows what it feels like to get S*****d in the ASS!!!

806 days ago
48.

imayahoo2    

Well Joe, you should do better research because Madonna isn't even performing "Girls Gone Wild" at the SuperBowl. Her line up is:

VOGUE
MUSIC (Feat. Cee Lo Green and LMFAO)
GIVE ME ALL YOUR LUVIN' (Feat. M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj)
LIKE A PRAYER (Feat. Cee Lo Green)

So there you have it. You have your panties in a wad for no reason

806 days ago
49.

Thomas K.    

Unfortunately for Joe, he doesn't own the three words. His trademark covers infringement to prevent other poorly produced/filmed, soft-core porn using underage girls might be confused with his own work.

806 days ago
50.

lookItsMegRyan    

you know that song 'help' by the beatles ? they stole it from someone who was asking for help

806 days ago
51.

Dnizzle    

Michael Buffer owns "Let's Get Ready To Rumble", so what makes you think Joe doesn't own "Girls Gone Wild"?

806 days ago
52.

James M    

Song titles are explicitly exempt from both copyright and trademark protection in the US and under the Berne Convention.

806 days ago
53.

whateverhomewrecker    

Joe Francis is a whiny little b!tch who wants his name back on TMZ and the news media so maybe he can sell his crappy on the verge kiddy porn dvds. Madonna have your lawyers shut this punk down!

806 days ago
54.

Walter    

What a loser Francis is. He should be grateful for the publicity, who even pays attention to him or his videos anymore?

806 days ago
55.

saul    

joe francis sucks
he's a crap that probably wants profit
madonna rules

806 days ago
56.

Boitoy    

The Queen is Laughing hysterically and ordered to use your letter as toilet paper for the men's room at the Lucas Stadium... Remember when your were in jail Francis... Madonna would ruin you worse than anything you've experienced... Don't F*ck with a multi-billion dollar Iconic Empire..

806 days ago
57.

Boitoy    

The Queen is Laughing hysterically and ordered to use your letter as toilet paper for the men's room at the Lucas Stadium... Remember when your were in jail Francis... Madonna would ruin you worse than anything you've experienced... Don't F*ck with a multi-billion dollar Iconic Empire..

806 days ago
58.

Not Impressed    

*sighs* Irrelevant s***bags really do annoy me. Learn your place Francis.

806 days ago
59.

pj    

Ughh good luck with that joe!

806 days ago
60.

MrMe    

Yeh for one thing you cant copyright letters or words in the english language, sorry, also even if you did sue, Madonna has way more money than you.

806 days ago
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