Separate Cases of Taylor Swift and Utah Theme Park are withdrawn


Palak Arora 31/03/21 #copyright #patent #trademarks #infringement #intellectualproperty #IPR #IPRinfo #IPlaw #IPRrights #Trademarkclickcom #IP #lawfirms #lawyers #entrepreneur #IPRBlog #IPBlog #TaylorSwift #Forevermore #Utahthemepark #BroadcastMusic #LoveStory #BadBlood

A new update has been reported in the Utah theme park and singer Taylor Swift case. Utah theme park has recently decided to drop its trademark lawsuit against the pop star. Utah theme park accused Taylor Swift of infringing its IP by having the same name of her latest album as that of the park. Then as a counter, Swift filed a separate lawsuit against the park alleging of using her music to promote the business without her permission.

So now, Swift has also withdrawn her lawsuit against Evermore Park. The theme park sued Swift in the month of February which was exactly two months after the release of her album ‘Evermore’. Theme park claimed in its lawsuit that it was selling counterfeit merchandise and misleading its customers into thinking that it was associated with the record. The parties have now jointly agreed to settle all their claims, with a spokesperson for Swift said in an interview, “As a resolution of both lawsuits, the parties will drop and dismiss their respective lawsuits without monetary settlement.”

Evermore Park’s suit claimed that Swift had taken inspiration from the theme park for key themes, including escapism, on her latest album. It also alleged that Swift’s lawyers had tried to use its financial difficulties arising from the pandemic as leverage over the business. According to the complaint, “Evermore Park feared its reputation could be damaged by association with the explicit lyrics featured on the record.” But Swift’s lawyers said, “It is inconceivable that there will be any likelihood of confusion between the pop star’s number one album and the Utah fantasy theme park.”

In addition to the above-stated claims, Swift also claimed in her lawsuit that the park had used her songs ‘Love Story’, ‘You Belong With Me’, and ‘Bad Blood’ on regular basis in live performances. Theme park chose to ignore notices which were sent from Broadcast Music (BMI) asking the park to obtain a license from Swift to use her music.

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