Disney respond to Deadmau5 after he issues them with cease and desist order
Disney have responded after Deadmau5 issued them with a cease and desist order.
The ongoing dispute between the DJ, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman, and the entertainment company, began earlier this month when Deadmau5 attempted to trademark his "mau5head" logo in America, a request that Disney raised legal objections to.
Following this, the DJ then issued a cease and desist order against the company after he alleged he had discovered that Disney used one of his songs in a video without his permission, a claim the company have now refuted.
Speaking to Billboard, a spokesperson for Disney said: "The music was appropriately licensed, and there is no merit to his statement. Disney vigorously protects its trademark rights, and we oppose Mr Zimmerman's attempt to register a logo that is nearly identical to our trademarks for his commercial exploitation. Our opposition is not about the use of the Deadmau5 costume."
Deadmau5 has been bullish about the legal action, already tweeting "Lawyer up Mickey", and issuing a statement from his lawyer Dina LaPolt, which says that he "will not be bullied by Disney and is prepared to fight to protect his rights to his property".
The DJ released his seventh studio album while (1>2) earlier this summer (you can preview it on the right hand side of the page).