Deadmau5 & Disney settle legal dispute
Finally, the King of Trolls has settled it with the Walt Disney Corporation, which had filed an opposition against the attempt by Joel Zimmerman to register the shape of his famous headgear with the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for use on merchandise.
In September last year, Disney, in their official opposition, claimed that the headgear was “nearly identical in appearance, connotation and overall commercial impression to Disney’s Mouse Ears Marks” and would “cause confusion” among consumers.
In a very astute and cheeky – as it usually is – manner, this was Deadmau5’s reply back then on September 2014:
Disney thinks you might confuse an established electronic musician / performer with a cartoon mouse. That's how stupid they think you are.
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) September 3, 2014
But a year since the whole thing first surfaced, Zimmerman’s attorney Dina LaPolt, has confirmed that “Disney and Deadmau5 have amicably resolved their dispute” as per a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
The terms of the settlement aren’t clear as of now but its accompanied by Zimmerman pulling back his cease and desist order against the Deadmouse: the Musical, a tale of “a mouse who wants to be a house DJ but is discriminated against for being a mouse” which was set to be done in Toronto next month. So as of now, things seem to be calm and everyone seems content.
As for what the internet likes, we can’t wait for Deadmau5, the King of Trolls, to get back to ‘taking the mickey’ – just not literally this time!