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Deadmau5

Of Mice Against Men ...

Disney Fights DJ Over Ears Logo

9/2/2014 5:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0902_disney_deadmou5_compositeDeadmau5 is now in a legal brawl with Disney over whether his famous headgear is too similar to its logo  -- but the DJ says the Mouse House hasn't made a squeak about this for a decade.

In documents filed Tuesday ... Disney claims Deadmau5's logo is too similar to their famous Mickey ears, and they're trying to block him from getting a trademark in the U.S.

Of course, Deadmau5 has been wearing his mouse head costume for 10 years now -- and his attorney Dina LaPolt tells TMZ he already has a trademark for it in 30 other countries ... including Japan, Germany, Italy and the U.K.

Deadmau5 applied through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last year. 

In the docs, Disney states its ears have been a thing for more than 60 years, and says granting Deadmau5 the trademark would damage its business in the U.S. and around the world. 

But Deadmau5 doesn't seem bothered by Disney's filing ... telling us he won't be bullied, and is prepared to fight to protect his rights to his property.

Expect plenty of ear-say if this ends up in court.

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this is not me    

Haha.

19 days ago
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spock    

pacman should sue too

19 days ago
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sevotery    

Maybe Disney should make some more shows featuring Mickey Mouse considering not many people associate the two with each other much anymore since Disney likes to ignore Mickey Mouse and would rather produce garbage shows only for little girls.

19 days ago
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Preacher    

**** disney those liberal gay lovers

19 days ago
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Kent    

Really?? Cause I'm sure Disney doesn't have enough money. Smh

19 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

I'm sure it's a coincidence lol

19 days ago
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RA    

Sue the crap out of these talentless DJs.

19 days ago
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TMZCrazy    

Disney is one big bully.

19 days ago
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LoveBlueUgly    

he's just another Bieber, send his white trash a$$ back to Canada

19 days ago
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joclo    

Are you EFFIN kidding me?? I saw deadmaus for the 1st time like 4 years ago in concert and Mickey Mouse didn't even come to mind! Disney is reaching... Greedy mother effers

19 days ago
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Idiotsallofya    

Suprised it took the mouse this long...

19 days ago
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iBetty    

Its a mouse.. I had no idea Disney created the Mouse.. (-_-) Pest control logos lookout!

19 days ago
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Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

He will surely lose....disney is a money giant

19 days ago
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The Maharincess of Franistan    

Yeah, this is Disney attempting to bully an artist. He's right to fight it and they will be unsuccessful in this suit.

19 days ago
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tmon3ydadjmbr    

It's so many people out here counterfeiting and Disney gets mad in? It's 2014 why are you complaining they already making money. Lol I think disney didn't want to miss out on the money lol.

19 days ago
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