Disney tries to block musician Dead Mau5's logo over Mickey Mouse similarity

Disney has launched a legal battle with musician DeadMau5 in a bid to prevent the artist’s iconic Mau5 head from earning a US trademark over its resemblance to the Mickey Mouse logo.

The media giant on Tuesday served legal documents on the Canadian artist stating that it will attempt to ban his use of the tri-circle Mau5 logo, which also features the head and two ears of a mouse.

The 33 year old Joel Zimmerman, who goes by the name of Dead Mau5 on-stage, filed for the US trademark in June last year.

He told Twitter users he would fight Disney in the courts if need be.


  The musician added.      

According to TMZ, legal documents filed by Disney claim that if Dead Mau5 was to be granted a US trademark, the media giant’s international business would be damaged.

Dead Mau5, who played the iTunes Festival in London last week, has been using his logo, which is trademarked in 30 countries, for over a decade. 

Meanwhile chocolate firm Hersheys, earlier this week released a new logo no-one will try and claim – that social media users claim looks like a steaming turd.


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