Deadmau5 Fires Back at Disney's Trademark Opposition With Cease and Desist

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Deadmau5 performs at the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, PA

Following Disney's filing a formal opposition against EDM star Joel Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, and his attempt to register a trademark on his mouse head caricature, Zimmerman has fired back with a cease and desist he not only sent the entertainment giant but publicly posted in full to his Twitter account. 

In Defense of Disney's Opposition to the Deadmau5 Trademark

Zimmerman's complaint addresses a Mickey Mouse "Re-Micks" cartoon short called "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" that remixes spooky old footage of the cartoon icon with the Deadmau5 song "Ghosts 'n' Stuff." According to Zimmerman, he never gave Disney permission to use his track. Watch that clip here:

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The DJ and producer took to Twitter Thursday, sending out the following series of messages to his nearly 3 million followers:


At press time the video was still online and Disney had made no formal response.