Taylor Swift’s intellectual property management company, TAS Rights Management, is taking legal action after an immersive fantasy theme park in Utah called Evermore filed a lawsuit against the artist earlier this month.
Several weeks ago, Evermore filed a lawsuit against Swift, accusing her of trademark infringement over Swift’s album of the same name and related merchandise. Swift’s Evermore was released December 11 of last year. The Evermore suit claimed Swift’s Evermore album caused “actual confusion” that affected the park’s online presence negatively, along with infringing on its marketing and merchandise.
Meanwhile, Swift’s suit alleges that three of Swift’s songs “Love Story,” “You Belong With Me,” and “Bad Blood” were regularly used in performances at the park without a proper license.
The new TAS suit, obtained by Rolling Stone, states that along with allegedly using the three songs without proper licenses, Evermore repeatedly “blatently ignored” messages from BMI, the performance rights organization, regarding the matter. The claim states that the amusement park responded only after they learned a countersuit was imminent.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Swift’s attorneys countered the Utah park’s lawsuit, alleging it merely “a meritless trademark claim” and an attempt to force a settlement based on Swift’s release of the Evermore album.
Swift is asking the court to order the park to pay damages and be permanently prohibited from playing her works. Her team is also demanding a jury trial.