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Ben971

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I was waiting for this to happen.   :clapping:

RFC Case Number:    T-B11-4859J
Court Case Number:    2:11-cv-04859-JAK -JEM
File Date:    Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Plaintiff:    Bravado International Group Merchandising Services Inc
Plaintiff Counsel:    Kenneth A Feinswog of Kenneth A Feinswog Law Offices
Defendant:    Julian Rouas
Julian Rouas Paria Inc
Cause:    15:1125 Trademark Infringement (Lanham Act)
Court:    California Central District Court
Judge:    Judge John A Kronstadt
Referred To: Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott



http://www.rfcexpress.com/lawsuits/trademark-lawsuits/california-central-district-court/76426/bravado-international-group-merchandising-services-inc-v-julian-rouas/summary/
« Last Edit: December 04, 2012, 08:43:09 PM by moonstreet »

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Re: Bravado sues Julian Rouas for trademark infrigement
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 09:07:37 PM »
Oh yes  :clapping:  :clapping:  :clapping:

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Re: Bravado sues Julian Rouas for trademark infrigement
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 09:10:07 PM »
For some reason, I knew you'd share my feeling on this one!  :tlaugh:

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Re: Bravado sues Julian Rouas for trademark infrigement
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 09:16:54 PM »
 :laughing: how ever did you guess.  :laughing:

I was surprised the estate didn't sue straight away. I guess they will have to stick to the Jackson dynasty one (or whatever it's called)

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Re: Bravado sues Julian Rouas for trademark infrigement
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 09:16:08 AM »
6/10/2011
The Michael Jackson Estate vs. Joe Jackson
 
As the media reported, Bravado International Merchandising Services Inc. sued Julian Rouas. Bravado is licensing the Michael Jackson likeness from the MJ Estate, and Rouas is the partner of Joe Jackson in creating a series of parfumes as announced recently. Because of the close connection between Rouas and Jackson, Bravado most probably consulted with the MJ Estate about launching this case.

The case itself is very similar to the ones that Bravado filed in the past couple of months against plenty of other parties. They are referring to the merchandising deal they have with the MJ Estate, and claiming copyright infrigment.

http://lesliemjhu.blogspot.com

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Re: Bravado sues Julian Rouas for trademark infrigement
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011, 11:15:58 AM »
I was surprised too, but i guess they want to avoid suing jacksons, whatever the reason. And i bet the jacksons know it and are taking advantage of the situation.

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Re: Bravado sues Julian Rouas for trademark infrigement
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2011, 10:19:58 AM »
Michael Jackson perfume launch causes stink

By Paula Bustamante (AFP) – 1 hour ago

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The botched launch of a perfume in memory of pop icon Michael Jackson caused a stink this week, as his father distanced himself from a Frenchman behind the deal, and a lawsuit disputed their rights.

Joe Jackson signed a contract with French fragrance entrepreneur Franck Rouas earlier this year to launch eau de parfums "Jackson Tribute" for men and "Jackson Legend" for women.

The scents were due to be presented to the world at a press conference Thursday in a nightclub at the Caesars Palace hotel-casino in Las Vegas, with socialite Paris Hilton and various Jackson family members involved.

But the event descended into chaos when Joe Jackson, backed briefly by his daughter LaToya, made it clear he wanted to avoid any physical contact with Rouas, head of the perfume company Julian Rouas Paris.

In addition no release date was announced for the fragrances, presented as inspired by the aromas of plants in the grounds of Neverland, the late pop icon's ranch home before his shock death in June 2009, aged 50.

"I don't like the way he does things. But the initiative to create the scents was mine, and that plan goes ahead," Joe Jackson told AFP, while saying he did not know when the 50 ml bottles would go on sale.

The Jackson patriarch played down the legal problems with using his dead son's name, a money-spinning brand owned officially by an estate from which he was excluded in the King of Pop's will.

"They can say whatever they want .. I am the father, he was my son and I can decide what to do on his behalf and in his honor," said the 82-year-old, clad in a black suit, red necktie, fedora hat and various gold chains.

"There are many interests around the legacy of my son, companies that want everything, but I have a foundation that allows me to launch projects with his name, the name of my son."

The tension between Jackson and Rouas was obvious even before a press conference attended by more unknown models than journalists, and no members of the US media.

But more problematic was a lawsuit filed in a Los Angeles court a day before the botched launch, on behalf of Bravado, the company which holds the commercial rights to sell products under Michael Jackson's name.

The lawsuit said Rouas and Jackson were "unlicensed distributors who have been using the Michael Jackson trademark and/or a mark confusing similar thereto .. in connection with perfume that defendants are attempting to sell."

Bravado seeks a ban on the perfume's sale, as well as 150,000 dollars in damages and 750 dollars for each time Jackson's name is wrongly used on a product.

La Toya Jackson gave her backing, albeit briefly, saying: "My family is delighted with this tribute to my brother from my father, the scents are delicious."

The French perfumer meanwhile said he had known the singer's father since 2009, when Jackson approached his company "because he wanted to make a perfume as a tribute to the memory of Michael Jackson.

"He is a little angry with me now because someone put online, on the Internet, the contract which we made for the perfume, but it wasn't me who did it," he added.

"The perfumes will be on sale in the US very soon, and in September in France," he said, adding that a 50 ml bottle will cost 40 dollars in America and about 40 euros in France."

The investors behind the project are American, and appeared more cautious about the legal challenge.

"The plan is to release the perfume whereever we have the final version," said Zach Cole, one of Rouas's partners. "Obviously we're in a sticking point and we have to be very careful about it," he said.

"There's no deadline yet (for the release of the perfume), but it's coming close," he added.

Copyright © 2011 AFP. All rights reserved.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gZrsya_tJAWRUzXyQNO3ltmJov8Q?docId=CNG.aa14c6d16da2ae6f7555aa8e6cb5acad.541



LastTear

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Re: Bravado sues Julian Rouas for trademark infrigement
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2011, 10:28:00 AM »
Surprised? No, Joe's deals always end up the same way.

LastTear

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Re: Bravado sues Julian Rouas for trademark infrigement
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2011, 01:12:44 PM »
In trying to find a copy of the contract I came across some interesting blogs, it seems Juilian Rouas is perhaps a rather shady character.

http://firstnerve.com/2011/01/michael-jackson-from-beyond-business.html

http://exposeliars.com/intforum/?p=22839

A couple to be getting on with, I should warn you that although they are not too bad they are not written by MJ fans and the second one has some profanity and a couple of photos of people vomiting  :confused:

I haven't found the contract other than a glimpse on one of these blogs which also has the signature of Cynthia B Marven, the mother of the singer Joe has been promoting.

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Re: Bravado sues Julian Rouas for trademark infrigement
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2011, 01:27:53 PM »
http://exposeliars.com/intforum/?p=22839 

The info in this blog is extremely interesting but just to highlight, the photos are at the end, and are VERY GRAPHIC.

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Re: Bravado sues Julian Rouas for trademark infrigement
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 08:40:25 PM »
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/12/prweb10198260.htm

Julian Rouas Wins Settlement against Bravado International
Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) December 04, 2012


Franck Rouas, President of International Perfume Company Julian Rouas Paris(JRP) is pleased to announce that on November 8, 2012, a favorable settlement was awarded to Julian Rouas Paris in collaboration with the Jackson Family Foundation. The case by Bravado International has been dismissed in Federal Court in Los Angeles, California.

This success now allows for sale, and world-wide distribution of the Julian Rouas Paris Jackson Fragrance line which includes the labels:
1.    Tribute
2.    Legacy
3.    Legend

Consumers may now purchase the fragrance online immediately at JRP's website

With the approval of the Jackson Family Foundation, Julian Rouas Paris can now develop and market fragrances nationally, and internationally. Part of the proceeds will go to charities favored by Michael Jackson.

In December 2010, Joe Jackson and Frank Julian Rouas, owner and founder of Julian Rouas Paris Inc., signed a contract for seven years to release the very first Jackson Family cologne and perfume. JRP is currently in negotiations with several international licensing companies and distributors to bring the JRP-Jackson fragrances to North American, European and Asian markets. "I've launched many 'celebrity' perfumes through the years, but this one holds special significance because it's a personal tribute to Michael from his father Joe," remarks Rouas, who actually broke into the perfume industry after aspiring to create a fragrance in memory of his grandmother. "Conceptually, each ingredient is inspired by Michael's story. Collaborating closely with Joe, we strived to craft an essence that sincerely captured the beauty Michael brought to the world and the beauty Michael saw in the world."

JRP-Jackson's "Legend": floral harmony of California lilac, jasmine and rose of Grasse, with a hint of mandarin and bergamot essential oils from Italy; fruity note stems from raspberry; supported with a musky base note, slightly vanilla yet heavily wooded with tonka bean and sandalwood.

JRP-Jackson's "Tribute": sparkling blend of mandarin, lemon and bergamot essential oils from Italy with drops of baiser rose wrapped in a woody heart of Canadian pine; supported with rose and jasmine of Grasse; strengthened with French lavender and American cedar; base note is heavily musky, vanilla and woody, with patchouli essential oils and labdanum absolute.

Potential distributors may contact Julian Rouas Paris at their website, in order to learn more about qualifications and guidelines.

CONTACT JRP
Phone : 1-800-JRP(577)-0523
Email - customercare(at)julianrouasparis(dot)com
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