Deadmau5 responds to Disney trademark suit, says company stole his music

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Deadmau5 is going on offense in response to Disney’s trademark infringement suit. Last week, Disney moved to block a trademark request filed by the artist, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman, on grounds that the Deadmau5 logo is too similar to the company’s own Mickey Mouse logo. Now Zimmerman and his lawyers have filed a cease and desist letter against Disney, claiming that it used his 2009 hit “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” without the artist’s permission. On Twitter, Zimmerman linked to short video remix on Disney’s site that shows Mickey Mouse running around a haunted castle to the tune Deadmau5’s track.

Zimmerman has successfully obtained trademark rights in over 30 countries over the years, but Disney is concerned that the trademark, which…

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