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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Sep 9, 2014

One of the biggest names in electronic dance music, Deadmau5, has been hit with a cease & desist order from Disney after attempting to trademark his mouse logo and get up.

Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, had already trademarked his image in several countries but it was when he tried to do it in the U.S. when Disney finally took notice. The Mau5head logo which bears a resemblance to Disney’s Mickey Mouse logo is now in contention with the happiest place on earth.

This is not Zimmerman’s first foray into trademark infringement. In early 2014, Italian automaker Ferrari raised concerns about the producer’s “Purrari”, a 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider F1 Edition which he covered in images of the internet meme Nyan cat.

Following a cease and desist order, Zimmerman restored the car to its original design.

Now that Disney has gone after the producer behind “Ghost n’ Stuff” it doesn’t look like Zimmerman will back down. Just one day after receiving the cease and desist, Deadmau5 fired back at Disney by sending his own.

Apparently Disney used an unlicensed version of his most popular track to make Ghost n’ Stuff (Re-Micks) a video that mashes up the track with clips from the Mickey Mouse archive.

Zimmerman, who is no stranger to internet controversy, has been detailing the entire ordeal via social media. On Twitter Zimmerman wrote, that if Disney were not such a “corperation [sic]” that they could have “done great things together.”