Madonna Offered 'Girls Gone Wild' Deal By Filmmaker Joe Francis

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First Posted: 4/02/2012 18:06 Updated: 4/02/2012 18:08   WENN

Filmmaker Joe Francis has offered to cut a deal with Madonna to allow her to perform her new song Girls Gone Wild and avoid legal action from him - if she promises not to sing the track at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Francis, the man behind the saucy Girls Gone Wild TV and movie empire, has sent the pop superstar a cease and desist letter, threatening to sue her if she sings her Girls Gone Wild track during her much-anticipated half-time performance.

In the correspondence, obtained by TMZ.com, he accuses the singer of attempting to get a "free ride on the valuable consumer goodwill and brand recognition" of his trademark.

Francis' lawyer states: "Your misappropriation of my clients' trademark will not be tolerated."

Madonna is not expected to perform the track at the Super Bowl and if she doesn't, Francis has offered her a deal so a future legal wrangle can be avoided - Madonna must agree to negotiate an immediate licensing agreement for the use of Francis' trademark.

Madonna and other stars at the London premiere of her latest film W.E:

The UK Gala Premiere of W.E.
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Madonna arrives at the UK premiere of W.E., at ODEON Kensington on January 11, 2012 in London, England. The film is released on January 20. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Freud)

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