Swift’s attorneys converse that more than a year ahead of the park filed its lawsuit, TAS had been tipped off that the singer’s songs had been being performed and played there with out the requisite licenses. As early as 2019, BMI, the performing rights group which protects and collects income for the works, began informing the park that they had been infringing on Swift’s copyrights by taking half in the songs and supplied a contract for lawful utilization. Because of the this truth, BMI despatched a pair of letters to the park with a draft song license agreement for the songs, soliciting for the agreement to be signed and returned to BMI’s Nashville set up.
Swift’s lawful personnel said park officials pushed aside the messages from BMI and persevered to use the works with out beautiful licenses in performances by the park’s musician persona actors for company. To boot as, after the park realized of this impending lawsuit, its CEO and founder Ken Bretschneider known as BMI looking out out to rob a retroactive license to duvet all public performances, according to court papers.
Swift’s lawful filing comes three weeks after the park sued the singer, TAS and Taylor Nation LLC in federal court in Utah, accusing them of infringing the park’s name by the utilization of it because the title of her Evermore album and accompanying merchandise. Evermore Park, which bills itself as offering an immersive skills where performers painting memoir characters in an interactive world, argued in court papers that it has been the registered proprietor of the Evermore trademark since 2015.
Swift’s attorneys countered that the park’s lawsuit became as soon as merely “a meritless trademark converse” and an strive and power a settlement according to Swift’s December 2020 launch of the evermore album.
The park is also reportedly taking half in, with out licenses, the works of Katy Perry, Abba, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Britney Spears, Green Day, Gotye, Chase, Nirvana, Semisonic, Third Ogle Blind, Tom Petty, Queen, Weezer and Whitney Houston, among others, according to court papers filed by Swift’s lawful personnel.
Swift is asking the court to say that the park pay damages and be completely enjoined from taking half in her works. Her personnel is also traumatic a jury trial.