Big Law

Las Vegas Show ‘MJ Live’ Sues the Estate of Michael Jackson Over Trademark Dispute

Las Vegas jukebox show MJ Live is suing the estate of Michael Jackson, accusing the late pop star’s lawyers of infringing the show’s intellectual property.

The suit, filed on Wednesday in Nevada federal court, arises from allegations that the estate threatened legal action against the show for use of the King of Pop’s likeness. Though MJ Live first hit the Las Vegas Strip over a decade ago, the lawsuit states that the Jackson estate only recently began sending cease-and-desist letters to venues that host the show and demanding the cancellation of upcoming tour dates.

MJ Live first premiered in 2012 and has, per the lawsuit, been performed over 3,800 times since then. Currently in residence at the Tropicana Las Vegas, the show also regularly tours across the country and in Mexico, Guatemala and Tahiti. Billed as “the number one tribute concert in the world,” the show features a Michael Jackson impersonator who leads fans through the late pop star’s greatest hits.

Read the source article at The Hollywood Reporter

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