After sporting his headgear for over a decade, deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) decided to trademark his famous silhouette in the US in 2013, and despite claims from his legal team that he’s already trademarked it in several other territories, Disney has decided the move will “damage their business.” If successful, Disney will be able to block Zimmerman from securing a US trademark.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Joel has taken to Twitter to show that he isn’t that bothered…
landed home to some interesting news: looks like Disney officially just filed in opposition of my trademark... lawyer up mickey.— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) September 3, 2014
Disney thinks you might confuse an established electronic musician / performer with a cartoon mouse. That's how stupid they think you are.— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) September 3, 2014
wishes upon star to become the thing i am today. becomes thing. gets stomped on. hahah wut? seems legit.— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) September 3, 2014
More information on this as it becomes available.