Jackson estate wins injunction against website

Updated: Apr 28, 2010, 08:48 AM IST

Los Angeles: Michael Jackson`s estate has won a preliminary injunction against a group using the name of the superstar`s former charitable group.

US District Judge Dolly Gee on Monday ordered the current Heal the World Foundation to stop using Jackson`s likeness and any trademarks that belong to his estate.

Jackson`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.

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

An e-mail seeking comment from foundation president Melissa Johnson was not immediately returned.

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