Joel Zimmerman is no stranger to protecting his iconic deadmau5 image through legal action, but now he's in new territory: protecting his cat's brand.
Shortly after Zimmerman adopted his black and white cat in 2010, Meowingtons became an Internet sensation; now he is the only animal to boast its own verified Twitter handle.
"As a result of deadmau5’s fame, his cat -- whom he named and is commonly referred to as 'Prof. Meowingtons,' 'Prof. Meowingtons, PhD,' and 'Meowingtons' -- has become widely recognized in his own right and gained substantial fans and followers on social media," writes attorney Irene Lee. Like his stage name deadmau5, the cat's moniker came from a literal place: the cat's incessant meowing. It was meowing tons.