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Could Deadmau5 Be Up Against Disney for Copyright Infringement?

April 9th, 2014     Posted By

It comes as no surprise that the logo of house mega-star, Deadmau5, bears a striking similarity to Disney’s time old Mickey Mouse logo. Coexisting for over seven years, there hasn’t been much speculation on the two mouse-inspired symbols. But what happens when Joel Zimmerman (of Deadmau5) applies to trademark his logo to appear on products like electronic equipment, BMX bikes, entertainment services and more? Well, it looks like we’re about to find out.


Although Zimmerman applied to trademark his logo a little over a year ago, Disney has only recently been granted a 90-day window to investigate whether or not the logo runs the risk of copyright infringement.

Not all Mickey logos are as detailed and clear cut as the image above either. Take a look at the Mickey silhouette below, which is displayed prominently on all Disney cruise ships worldwide. Starting to bear more of a similarity to the Deadmau5 logo? You tell us!

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What do you think of the Deadmau5 vs. Disney controversy? Do you think the two images are similar enough to require legal action? Share your opinion in the comments below! 

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