Girls Gone Wild' Creator Madonna ... You Sing that Song And I'll Sue!!!
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 time 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.
"The song will not be performed at Super Bowl halftime show," Madonna's publicist told TheWrap. "It was never a possibility. She has confirmed she will be performing her new single and three of her gems from the past." http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...66053320120204
Originally posted by CaptainMusic
Not monsters trying it when WB will be yet ANOTHER Britney lead single to outsell Applause first week. :lmao:
It's brilliant marketing though, the general public doesn't know she's not performing it.
Bow down, Radiohead. You too, Yeezus. And anybody else who thinks they can top
Beyonce Knowles when it comes to making an album release a global event.