Taylor Swift and Utah’s Evermore Theme Park Drop Lawsuits
UPDATE: Taylor Swift and Evermore theme park are shaking off their respective lawsuits.
Following a legal battle over the evermore name, a spokesperson for the Grammy winner tells E! News, “As a resolution of both lawsuits, the parties will drop and dismiss their respective suits without monetary settlement.”
UPDATE: Taylor Swift’s team continues to fight back against Evermore theme park.
In court documents obtained by E! News, TAS Rights Management, the company that handles Taylor’s trademark and music rights, has filed a countersuit alleging the Utah property used three songs from the Grammy winner without proper licenses including “Love Story,” “You Belong With Me” and “Bad Blood.”
“Starting in 2019, through phone calls, emails, letters, and draft license agreements, BMI repeatedly informed defendants both of the copyrighted nature of the Works and of the unlawful nature of their continued use of the same in public performances at Defendants’ theme park,” court documents stated. “Defendants ignored these messages, opting instead to continue using the Works without authorization, with full knowledge of their infringement, to drive attention and attendance to their theme park.”
TAS Rights Management hopes to recover damages and to enjoin the theme park from continued infringement. E! News has reached out to Taylor’s team and Evermore theme park for additional comment and has not heard back.
Taylor Swift’s team is slamming a lawsuit from a Utah theme park named Evermore.
In court documents obtained by E! News, Evermore claims the singer’s latest album has infringed its trademark by using the same name.
The theme park’s owners said the release of evermore had caused confusion about whether the two were linked. In fact, the Utah venue claimed in court documents that there was a “dramatic departure from typical levels” of traffic on its website in the week after the album’s release.