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Jackson's estate wins injunction

Published 28/04/2010 | 11:02

Michael Jackson's estate has won an injunction aganst a foundation
Michael Jackson's estate has won an injunction aganst a foundation

Michael Jackson's estate has won a preliminary injunction against a group using the name of the superstar's former charitable group.

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US District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles ordered the current Heal The World Foundation to stop using the King of Pop's likeness and any trademarks which belong to his estate on its website.

The singer's estate sued the owners of the foundation last year, claiming copyright infringement.

They also claimed the site was improperly using Jackson's name and likeness to solicit donations.

Jackson created a charity based on his hit song Heal The World in 1992. It was later dissolved.

Judge Gee's ruling said the new website, which has references to Jackson, misled consumers.

Foundation president Melissa Johnson was not available for comment.

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