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Michael Jackson Trademarks

The following list includes all pending trademark applications and active federal trademark registrations that are owned by Michael Jackson.

Please note: Gerben IP does not represent Michael Jackson. This page is provided for informational purposes and reflects information available in public USPTO records.

Updated:
February 22, 2024

Michael Jackson has long been called the “King of Pop” and is one of the best-selling musical artists worldwide. His career as a singer, songwriter, and dancer spanned more than four decades, beginning early in his childhood. Some of his most famous songs are “Thriller,” “Bad,” and “Billie Jean.” He released 10 studio albums and six EPs. Jackson received numerous awards including 15 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, and others. He died in 2009.

Triumph International, Inc. is a business established by Jackson during his lifetime and is part of his estate. Michael Jackson’s estate is controlled by co-executors John Branca, an entertainment attorney Michael worked with since 1985, and John McClain, a music executive.

In 1992, Triumph International, Inc. obtained a federal trademark registration for a logo, depicting dancing feet and legs, to be used with prerecorded music such as audio tapes. In 1993, they applied for a trademark registration for the name “MICHAEL JACKSON” to cover use with sound recordings like audio tapes, CDs, and videotapes.

Triumph International, Inc. obtained a federal trademark registration for “HEAL THE WORLD” to be used in relation to organizing charitable services to help the community and to promote the charity events and organizations of others in 2008. It also filed a trademark application for “HEAL THE WORLD” to be used in connection with charitable fundraising services. In addition, it completed a trademark application for “HEAL THE WORLD” to be used for an assortment of clothing items in 2008, and in 2009 for use in children’s activities, as well for a diverse assortment of children’s media including books, CDs, and DVDs in 2009. Most recently in 2018, it applied for a trademark for “HEAL THE WORLD FOUNDATION” to be used for educational classes.

In 2008, Triumph International, Inc. filed a trademark application for Jackson’s initials, “MJ,” to be used on various clothing items, including Halloween costumes. The company also applied for a trademark for “MJ” to be used on a diverse array of children’s media including books, CDs, and DVDs in 2008. In 2009, they applied for a federal trademark registration for “MJ” to be used for magnets, with paper products like books, magazines, and stickers, and for additional clothing items such as rain jackets, masquerade costumes, and novelty headwear. In 2015, Triumph International Inc. obtained a trademark registration for “MJ” for shirts, sweatshirts, and headwear. It also holds trademarks for “MJ” to be used with musical sound recordings and for posters, newsletters, magazines, and the like. The company also applied for a trademark registration for the logo version of “MJ” to be used with music and entertainment services in 2018. In 2019, it applied for a trademark registration for “MJ” to be used with musical performances including those on DVD, recorded and online, as well as being used on sound recordings, and images such as wallpapers.

Triumph International, Inc. filed a trademark application for Jackson’s first name “MICHAEL” in 2009, for use on clothing items such as athletic apparel, jackets and socks, and Halloween costumes among others. The company also holds a trademark for “MICHAEL JACKSON” for use on calendars, as well as dance costumes and gloves in 2009. In 2014, it also obtained a federal trademark registration for “MICHAEL JACKSON” for use with musical sound recordings in many formats, as well as use on clothing items like shirts, jackets, and infant wear, and for use with slot machines. Triumph also filed trademark applications for “MICHAEL JACKSON” for many types of entertainment services. and for use with computer apps, widgets, and the like.

Triumph International, Inc. has also filed similar trademark applications for a logo version of the name “MICHAEL JACKSON,” which looks like his signature. It also filed similar trademark applications for the dancing feet and legs logo.

Over the years Triumph International, Inc. has filed many trademark applications for phrases and logos related to Jackson’s songs and albums. Some of these phrases and words include: “Billie Jean,” “Bad,” “Bad25,” “Thriller,” “Thriller the World’s Biggest Selling Album of All Time,” as well as the phrase “King of Pop.”

Although Jackson’s estate does not own Jackson’s Neverland Valley Ranch, it has applied for federal trademark registrations for “NEVERLAND VALLEY RANCH” to cover an array of goods and services, including paper goods like notebooks, clothing such as jackets and t-shirts, and musical performances, among others. It also applied for trademarks for a Neverland Valley Ranch logo for similar purposes. In addition, it filed a trademark application for “NEVERLAND RANCH” in 2017, for music sound recordings, motion picture films featuring music, and downloadable music.

Triumph International, Inc. has also filed trademark applications for “MICHAEL JACKSON FAN FEST” to cover entertainment services and performances, clothing, and printed items, such as posters and magazines. It has also filed trademark applications for “MICHAELFEST” for similar purposes.

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  1. NEVERLAND
  2. MJ

NEVERLAND

Serial Number:
88864524
Registration Number:
Pending Application
Word Mark:
NEVERLAND
Goods and Services:

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S Hats; Shirts.

Filling Date:
2020-04-08
Current Basis:
1B
Owner:
Triumph International, Inc.
Attorney of Record:
Joel R. Feldman
Description of Mark:
(4) Standard character mark.
Type of Mark:
Trademark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE

MJ

Serial Number:
77806908
Registration Number:
7127449
Word Mark:
MJ
Goods and Services:

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S Clothing, namely, shirts, jackets, socks, sweatshirts, headwear. FIRST USE: 19960907. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19960907.

Filling Date:
2009-08-18
Registration Date:
2023-08-01
Current Basis:
1A
Owner:
Triumph International, Inc.
Attorney of Record:
Joel R. Feldman
Description of Mark:
(4) Standard character mark.
Type of Mark:
Trademark
Register:
Principal
Live or Dead:
ACTIVE
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