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Theme Park and Taylor Swift in intellectual property legal battle

| Mar 22, 2021 | Intellectual Property

Taylor Swift and a Utah theme park are in a legal row over intellectual property rights.

The legal battle started when Evermore Park, based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, took the singer to court over her use of the name “Evermore” for the title of her ninth studio album.

A statement released by a Swift spokesperson dismissed the claim, citing the Theme Park’s history of legal troubles.

“The fact is, this frivolous claim is coming from Ken Bretschneider, founder and CEO of an experience park and according to Utah Business, ‘As of June 2020, at least five lawsuits have been filed against Bretschneider and the Evermore group by major construction companies…”

Swift countersued claiming the park had used her songs without permission. The lawsuit was filed by Taylor Alison Swift (TAS) Management Company.

Prior to both suits, the park was notified by BMI (the company that collects revenue for the works) that it was using the songs without the proper licenses. BMI sent Evermore a drafted licensing agreement but never received a response. The park continued to use the works without the proper licenses.

Swift is demanding that she be paid damages for the infringement; additionally, she is requesting that Evermore be permanently enjoined from playing her works.

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