The Heal the World Foundation has been told to remove the likeness of Michael Jackson from its website.
Jackson’s estate won a preliminary injunction April 26 against an organization that uses the name of the superstar’s former charitable group.
The estate sued the owners of the foundation last year, claiming copyright infringement, and claimed the site was improperly using Jackson’s name and likeness to solicit donations.
U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ordered the foundation to top using any trademarks that belong to Jackson’s estate.
Jackson created a charity based on his song “Heal the World” in 1992. It was later dissolved. Gee ruled the new website, which referenced Jackson, misled consumers.