Deadmau5 Takes On Disney In Epic Legal Battle
In the spirit of compromise, how about Mickey Mau5?
Updated — 9:50 p.m. ET:
Jeff Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5, and Disney are at odds after the entertainment giant filed documents on Tuesday attempting to block his trademark application for his logo.
landed home to some interesting news: looks like Disney officially just filed in opposition of my trademark... lawyer up mickey.— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) September 3, 2014
The 171-page document claims Zimmerman's "mau5head" is too similar to the silhouette of Mickey Mouse's head.
Disney thinks you might confuse an established electronic musician / performer with a cartoon mouse. That's how stupid they think you are.— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) September 3, 2014
However, in October 2012, Disney released this video featuring Zimmerman's Ghosts 'n' Stuff which, he alleges, was used without permission.
On Thursday, Zimmerman took legal action of his own.
lets test a theory, it takes em 10 years to oppose a trademark, lets see how long it takes em to take down a video.— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) September 4, 2014
can i has trademark now? thnks.— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) September 4, 2014
I wish disney wasnt such a "corperation". We could have done great things together.— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) September 4, 2014
why disney wants to shut my trademark down? http://t.co/BivT4fbS6L they wanna cash in on EDM too. some interesting names on there lol...— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) September 5, 2014
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