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    Deadmau5 Says Disney Launching Legal Action Against Him Over Mickey Mouse Ears Trademark—Get the Details!

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    Play nice, mice!

    According to Deadmau5, Disney is ready to challenge him in the courtroom after the company alleged that the DJ's logo is too similar to its Mickey Mouse ears symbol.

    Deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse") has been known to use oversized headpieces, which feature rounded ears, when performing sets around the world.

    Despite the challenge, the successful DJ is ready to fight!

    "Landed home to some interesting news," he tweeted Tuesday evening. "Looks like Disney officially just filed in opposition of my trademark…lawyer up Mickey." 

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    Deadmau5, Las Vegas Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel

    He didn't stop there. In addition to trashing Disney's beloved hit movie, Frozen, the DJ explained how silly the legal matter sounds to him.

    "Disney thinks you might confuse an established electronic musician/performer with a cartoon mouse," he explained. "That's how stupid they think you are."

    In a statement to E! News, Deadmau5's attorney Dina LaPolt, further explained the sitation at hand.

    "The deadmau5 front-facing mau5head is a registered trademark in 30 countries worldwide. In June of last year, deadmau5 applied to register the front-facing mau5head with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office," she explained. "Disney is now opposing the U.S. filing."

    She added, "Given that the mau5head and other identifying deadmau5 trademarks have been used in the U.S. and around the world for almost a decade, we wonder why Disney is only now coming after deadmau5. Our client will not be bullied by Disney and is prepared to fight to protect his rights to his property."  

    Disney did not return our request for comment.

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    And if you think the battle is a publicity stunt, Deadmau5 sure doesn't think so.

    "Publicity stunt? I think I could find MUCH MUCH cheaper publicity stunts homie," he wrote to a fan. 

    Looks like this won't be the happiest courtroom showdown.

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