Michael Jackson's estate executors have dismissed reports they've agreed to allow bosses of the Heal the World Foundation to use the King of Pop's name, insisting they are "taking back" all the Thriller hitmaker's trademarks.
Reports on Tuesday (19Apr11) suggested officials at the organisation had worked out a deal with Jackson's executors on Monday (18Apr11) allowing them to utilise the pop superstar's moniker.
But lawyers involved in the case have now spoken out, insisting Heal the World Foundation owner Melissa Johnson is barred from using Jackson's name.
A spokesman for the estate executors tells WENN, "The estate is taking back the Heal the World Foundation and all of the Michael Jackson trademarks it allegedly owned. The Michael Jackson Estate owns the Heal the World name, and neither Melissa Johnson nor her companies will ever be able to use Michael Jackson's name or the Heal the World name."