Disney isn’t ready to share their biggest icon, Mickey Mouse.
According to numerous reports, Disney is ready to take legal action against Dj entertainer, DeadMau5, for his eerily similar mouse logo.
Apparently Disney is the only one who has the rights to a mouse with round ears.
Disney’s attack on the EDM artist however isn’t scaring him.
In a series of tweets, the 33-year–old Dj has reported that he is ready to pick a fight with the largest corporation in the world.
“Landed home to some interesting news: looks like Disney officially just filed in opposition of my trademark… lawyer up mickey,” the masked entertainer stated.
‘Oh, in other news.. im home! time to catch up with my cat for a minute and enjoy some timmies and ponder the finer points of trademark legal.’
DeadMau5, or better known as Joel Zimmerman, caught the attention of Disney after he attempted to trademark his logo in June 2013.
Due to the artist’s intentions on using the logo for various services such as entertainment and electronic equipment, the corporation wasn’t having it. Disney did not desire to compete with the DeadMau5 trademark nor did they desire to sacrifice their special little mouse.
As stated by Joel’s lawyer Dina LaPolt, the timing of Disney’s lawsuit is ‘quite strange’.
“Given that the mau5head, and other identifying deadmau5 trademarks, have been used in the U.S. and around the world for almost a decade, we wonder why Disney is only now coming after deadmau5,” Lapolt questioned.
LaPolt continued, referencing Deadmau5’s popularity.
The Deadmau5 symbol “is a registered trademark in 30 countries worldwide” — among them, Australia, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Japan.”
Sounds like DeadMau5 has already made a name for himself.
Wonder who will come out on top as the winner in this epic battle?