Deadmau5 Sued By Disney Over Mouse Ears
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.04.2014
It had to happen eventually...
TMZ reports that Disney is suing Deadmau5, who claims that his logo is too similar to their own. Disney said the logo looks too much like the ears of Mickey Mouse, so they're trying to block him from getting a trademark in the US.
Deadmau5 has been wearing the mouse head costume for a decade. He already has a trademark for it in thirty other countries (including Japan, Germany, Italy and the UK), according to his lawyer Dina LaPolt. He applied for his trademark last year through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Meanwhile, Disney has used the mouse ears for over sixty years and claims that giving Deadmau5 the trademark would hurt its business worldwide. Deadmau5 says he won't be bullied and will fight the lawsuit in court.