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Disney Taking Legal Action Against Deadmau5 Over His Mouse Head Trademark

Back in April, we reported that Disney was investigating deadmau5's attempt to trademark his signature mouse head logo. After months of deliberation by Disney, TMZ revealed today that the corporation will be taking legal action against deadmau5. Disney believes the logo deadmau5 is trying to trademark is too similar to the iconic Mickey Mouse.

Check out a comparison of the two logos below, courtesy of legalwriter2011 from Flickr.

According to TMZ, "In the docs, Disney states its ears have been a thing for more than 60 years, and says granting Deadmau5 the trademark would damage its business in the U.S. and around the world."

Dina LaPolt, deadmau5's attorney, told TMZ that the producer already has a trademark on his mouse head in more than 30 countries, including Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Japan. Deadmau5 applied for his United States trademark through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2013.

As expected, deadmau5 isn't afraid of Disney at all. He sent the following tweet regarding the situation:

This will be a very interesting situation to follow. Deadmau5 is one of music's most outspoken personalities, but he's going up against a very tough adversary. Disney has an almost endless supply of money to throw around, and it wouldn't be surprising to see them pull out all the stops to defeat deadmau5's trademark attempt.

[H/T: TMZ]

Cover photo credit: live.deadmau5.com

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