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Girls Gone Wild Creator Joe Francis Threatens Madonna With Legal Action Over Trademark Usage In New Song!

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Uh-oh! This is not good!

Joe Francis, who created the Girls Gone Wild series, has slapped Madonna with a cease-and-desist letter over the usage of his franchise name as a title of one her new songs on MDNA, and is threatening legal action if she does not comply to certain terms!

According to the letter, which asserts that the pop icon is trying to get a "free ride on the valuable consumer goodwill and brand recognition" of the Girls Gone Wild trademark, she must negotiate a licensing agreement for it usage, holding accountable the number of times she's already used it, and she must not perform the song during the Super Bowl halftime show!

What?! That last part seems seriously ridiculous!

Apparently, Madge has to answer by 5pm PST today before legal action is taken.

What do U think? Does Joe have a case?

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27 comments to “Girls Gone Wild Creator Joe Francis Threatens Madonna With Legal Action Over Trademark Usage In New Song!”



  1. 1

    Someone should still be in prison, and is trying to ride some fabulous coat tails… He needs to go away indefinitely, I can't stand him.



  2. 2

    The Go-Go's has an album in 1980 entitled Girls Gone Wild. This isn't a new name.



  3. 3

    You can't trademark the English language! Girls gone Wild. Bam! Is he going to sue me now for using his trademark without paying him?



  4. 4

    hahaha and more lawsuits to follow….



  5. 5

    Madonna has always been a THIEF!
    |
    judiciaryreport.com/madonna-copyright-infringement.htm



  6. 6

    LOL! 2012 - the year that Madonna WILL GO DOWN!



  7. 7

    Madonna can't do shit on her own. She has to steal from everyone. Talentless whore. I loathe her. Obviously I do know that.



  8. 8

    LOL
    Seriously?
    "Girls Gone Wild" does not even have a third of the worldwide recognition as a "brand" as "Material Girl"… and you see, Madonna had to make an agreement to use the name that is intrinsically related to her work. Sorry Joe… get ready to pay all of the legal fees…



  9. 9

    Re: tellall – LOL
    Are you pressed because at this very moment MDNA is #1 in 49 countries? Read that: forty-nine. Sorry, your reductive mother monsTURD could not do that when her Born Reductive was out. Boo hoo.



  10. 10

    Lady Gaga rules.



  11. 11

    NO ONE IS NOTICING THE OBVIOUS… GRANDONNA LOOKS 70. EEEWWW!!! CHECK THE AGING CHEEKS AND CARVED WRINKLES. DAYUMMMMM!!!!!!!!! I DOUBT THE SUPERBOWL WILL USE CLOSE-UP SHOTS WITHOUT THE PHOTOSHOP. NEXT.



  12. 12

    Songs' names aren't trademarks.
    e.g.: Madonna has a song called Take A Bow, and Rihanna released a song called Take A Bow later, but there isn't any problem about it.



  13. 13

    PLEASE let Joe Francis's lawsuit have merit. This would put this narcissistic old hag in her place. I would love for someone to say no to her. The next thing we hear about is Madonna being taken by ambulance after having a seizure from smoking fake pot and doing whip-its.



  14. 14

    Re: kirknyc24 – I second that Hahaha!



  15. 15

    KICK the skanky ugly ass pig fucker's ass. GO JOE!!!



  16. 16

    COMMENTS ON AGAIN…"Are U Ready For Some Football? Lady GaGa Is"!
    Jesus christ this is ONE UGLY ASS BITCH. Though I sure all the 14 and 15 year old boy jerk off on her frequently.



  17. 17

    Re: raypearson – the only skanky ugly ass pig fucker i see is YOUR PICTURE….LOL…. seriously, u look like some sad old hag yourself….something you would see in a used up disease infested bareback video



  18. 18

    @raypearson,

    Yeah, you would say those things because you look like a humpbacked midget with a gimp walk who wouldn't be given the time of day by any woman. You and Joe Francis aren't worthy of sniffing the air that contains a Madonna fart and aren't worthy of being part of the human race.



  19. 19

    If she flashes her titties during the half-time event it'll be OK!



  20. 20

    That douche should get a life.



  21. 21

    Re: Chloe Canacalon – "How True", to BOTH of your posts! Just like he always has with drunken college girls, Joe Francis saw an opportunity!



  22. 22

    he probably doesn't have a leg to stand on but it would be great to see someone put this old hag in her place for once. that new single is great if you're a 14 year old girl, sounds retarded coming from a 54 year old.



  23. 23

    i guess copying 50 cent was a bad idea



  24. 24

    (Houston says "Mr. Francis and Girls Gone Wild have worked tirelessly for an excess of two decades to build his brand and to protect his trademark Girls Gone Wild)
    *LMFAO WHAT A F UCKING JOKE! UR COMPANY IS NOTHING BUT A WOMANIZING SLUT FEST! I CAN NOT BELIEVE THE DAM NERVE AND AUDACITY OF THIS SICK WOMANIZING MALE CHAUVINIST PIG!! NOTICE HOW HE DIDNT HAVE THE BALL S TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT 50CENTS NEW UPCOMING COMMERCIAL SINGLE WITH THAT SAME TITLE BUT HE PICKS ON A WOMAN THAT HAS NOT EVEN SAID ANYTHING ABOUT IT BEING A COMMERCIAL SINGLE OR ANYTHING ABOUT PERFORMING IT AT THE SUPERBOWL!
    * AND IF SHE FREAKING DID THAT'S HER DAM SONG AND HER PREROGATIVE TO DO SO NOT YOURS! U DON'T HAVE A COPY RIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO SONGS TITLES IT DOSNT WORK THAT WAY SO STFU AND THE FREAKING SET LIST HAS ALREADY BEEN PUBLISHED ALL OVER THE INTERNET SO IF HE BOTHERED TO LOOK AT THE ALBUM TRACK LIST BUT DIDNT BOTHER TO LOOK AT THE SB SET LIST? WHAT A F UCKING SCUMBAG HES JUST DOING THAT TO GET SOUNDS BITS AND PUBLICITY LIKE ALL HER OTHER DESPERATE JEALOUS NARCISSISTIC OLD WHITE MALE CHAUVINIST OUT THERE LIKE GENE SIMMONS OR PEIRCE MORGAN & THAT DOG FACE ENGLISH TEABAG ELTON JOHN AND  ALL THAT UNFAIRLY SLAMMED HER TO GET IN THE NEWS! WHILE SHE REMAINS CLASSY GRACEFUL POLITE AND DOESN'T DIGNIFY HER HATERS WITH A REPLY!

  25. @v@ says – reply to this


    25

    Re: adg100 – Lol. If he goes after Madonna, it would pretty much open up the Go-Go's to go after him. If he thinks he should win, then the Go-Go's should win, and lots of wheel spinning for nothing. Not only that, but a group called Jagged Edge put a song out with the title 'Girls Gone Wild' in 2003. Why didn't he go after them? They look scarier than Madonna?

  26. free says – reply to this


    26

    Nope, you can't trademark words, just names.



  27. 27

    Re: ms trudy – this is great, coming from a wrinkled lazy bitch, guessing its u on the pic