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Disney Is Trying To Block Deadmau5 From Trademarking His Logo

Apparently, there can't be two mice in town.

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Zimmerman's attorney told TMZ that he already has trademarks in 30 countries, including the U.K. and Japan.

Deadmau5 / Via uspto.gov

According to the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office, Zimmerman filed his most recent application on Aug. 18.

The description for his logo was included in the application: "Color is not claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of a caricature of a mouse head with the letter "X" over each eye and the word, in a stylized format, "deadmau5" centered beneath the mouse head."

Zimmerman said he plans to take on the monolithic company. Here he is telling Mickey to "lawyer up":

landed home to some interesting news: looks like Disney officially just filed in opposition of my trademark... lawyer up mickey.

deadmau5@deadmau5

landed home to some interesting news: looks like Disney officially just filed in opposition of my trademark... lawyer up mickey.

9:02 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Zimmerman then tweeted that Disney's move was a knock against the intelligence of fans and consumers.

Disney thinks you might confuse an established electronic musician / performer with a cartoon mouse. That's how stupid they think you are.

deadmau5@deadmau5

Disney thinks you might confuse an established electronic musician / performer with a cartoon mouse. That's how stupid they think you are.

12:00 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But then he also made this odd statement about Frozen "tanking"...

im sorry frozen fucking tanked huge.... i really am. but cmon.

deadmau5@deadmau5

im sorry frozen fucking tanked huge.... i really am. but cmon.

12:00 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Which... well...

@deadmau5 but it didn't tank, it made over a billion dollars

Aaron Rivera@AaronTheEra

@deadmau5 but it didn't tank, it made over a billion dollars

12:06 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@deadmau5 I think Frozen made more money than all of your releases combined, LOL.

Zachary Vered@ZacharyVered

@deadmau5 I think Frozen made more money than all of your releases combined, LOL. 💣

12:02 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@deadmau5 Tots agree with ya on the lawsuit. But don't take it out on Frozen! Made 400Mil and kids everywhere won't shut up singing it.False

BebopVox @BebopVox

@deadmau5 Tots agree with ya on the lawsuit. But don't take it out on Frozen! Made 400Mil and kids everywhere won't shut up singing it.False

12:02 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BuzzFeed has reached out to a rep for Deadmau5 for comment.

A representative for Deadmau5 responded to BuzzFeed, providing a statement from his attorney, Dina LaPolt:

"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."

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