Deadmau5 to Face Legal Action Against Disney Over His Logo

Looks like Mickey Mouse may have to gather up Goofy, Donald and Minnie to head to court. Disney is currently suing EDM giant Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman), citing his trademark ears as “too similar to Mickey’s.”

TMZ obtained various reports from Disney, and Zimmerman’s lawyer Dina Lapolt gave the following statement to Rolling Stone: 

“The deadmau5 front facing mau5head is a registered trademark in 30 countries worldwide. In June of last year, deadmau5 applied to register the front facing mau5head with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Disney is now opposing the U.S. filing.  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. Our client will not be bullied by Disney and is prepared to fight to protect his rights to his property.”

Deadmau5 also spoke on the matter in the following tweets:


Looks like both teams are ready to fight.