Joe Francis Wins Showdown With Madonna Over His “Girls Gone Wild” Trademark

madonna girl gone wildIn response to the cease and desist letter issued by Girls Gone Wild attorney David Houston earlier this month, Joe Francis has scored a victory against the likes of Madonna without ever having to set foot in a courtroom. Apparently, Madonna and her record label, Interscope, have seen it Joe’s way because it appears that they have agreed to change the song title and lyrics from “Girls Gone Wild” to “GIRL Gone Wild.”
According to Billboard, the first track from her new album MDNA, “Give Me All Your Luvin,” which she performed at the Super Bowl, plummeted 29 spots on the Hot 100 singles chart. There’s been speculation of a strong push to shoot the video and release the newly titled track, “Girl Gone Wild” much earlier than expected. “Clearly her label was trying to avoid legal action surrounding the song.” says Francis. “BUT, this is still infringement as far as the law is concerned and we have been in touch with Madonna’s representatives in an effort to resolve this issue.”

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