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Disney and Deadmau5 settle trademark fight

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Disney and Deadmau5 settle trademark fight

Disney and Deadmau5 have resolved their dispute over his attempt to trademark his signature “mau5head” logo.

Although the terms of their agreement haven’t been made public, an attorney for the superstar DJ/producer (aka Joel Zimmerman) told The Hollywood Reporter, “Disney and Deadmau5 have amicably resolved their dispute.”

According to the website, details of the settlement will likely be included in paperwork filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Disney filed a staggering 171-page opposition to Deadmau5’s trademark application in September, claiming the DJ’s headpiece and related logo were too similar to the iconic Mickey Mouse silhouette. Deadmau5 didn’t take kindly to the move, and fired back with an accusation that the entertainment giant had used one of his songs in an animated short without permission.

He followed that with his own lengthy filing — more than 1,000 pages, if you include exhibits — that pulled back the curtain on his relationship with Disney, alleging the the company retaliated against him by withdrawing work on Star Wars Rebels and having him dropped as a guest by Jimmy Kimmel Live.

However, that all appears to be behind them now.

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