March 5, 2021
As reported by Insurance Journal and Vulture, a Utah theme park, Evermore Parks, is suing Taylor Swift for alleged trademark infringement.
Swift released an album titled “Evermore” on December 11, 2020. Two months later, the theme park filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court in Utah.
Evermore Parks seeks millions in damages, claiming that the album “has led to confused guests and negatively affected the park’s searchability on Google”. Further, they claim that it “infringes on the park’s merchandise designs and album covers for their original soundtracks”.
Swift’s lawyers argue that she styled her album “in a way that is entirely distinct” from the park’s aesthetic and describe the allegations as “baseless”. Swift has reportedly countered the suit with her own claims of copyright infringement relating to playing her music at the theme park without a licence.
Authors: Brennan Caldwell and Mark Leonard