Deadmau5 Sued by Disney Over Mouse Ears Trademark

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Deadmau5 Sued by Disney Over Mouse Ears Trademark
Deadmau5 is reportedly in a legal dispute with Disney after attempting to trademark his mouse ears logo in America, NME reports.

The US EDM artist has used his signature look for 10 years and has trademarked it in countries such as Germany, Japan, Italy and the UK. However, as TMZ reports, an effort to do the same in America has been met by opposition from the company behind Mickey Mouse.

Deadmau5 reportedly applied to trademark his look at the US Patent an Trademark Office in 2013 but a leaked document shows that Disney, who created the Mickey Mouse character in 1928, argue that this would affect their business in both the US and abroad. In response, Deadmau5' lawyer Dina LaPolt argues that her client already holds the trademark in 30 other countries.

This latest legal case follows news that Deadmau5 has been given a cease and desist order by Ferrari. The DJ had put his 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider (F1 Edition) up for sale earlier in the year, customised with images of internet meme Nyan Cat. However, he recently claimed that the Italian car manufacturer had a problem with the customisations.
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