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Taylor Swift + Utah Theme Park Drop Lawsuits Over 'Evermore' Album

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Lawsuits between Taylor Swift and a Pleasant Grove, Utah theme park over use of the name Evermore have been dropped.

"As a resolution of both lawsuits, the parties will drop and dismiss their respective suits without monetary settlement," a spokesperson for Swift said in a statement, as quoted by Billboard.

Per court documents viewed by Pitchfork, the Salt Lake Tribune and other outlets, a lawsuit was filed Feb. 2 in a US District Court in Utah. It claims that after evermore's Dec. 10 release, guests of a park also named Evermore started asking  "whether the evermore album was the result of a collaboration between Evermore and Taylor Swift or some other type of relationship." The lawsuit also claims that Swift's album infringes on the park's merchandise designs and album covers for its park-themed soundtracks.

According to ABC, Evermore Park CEO Ken Bretschneider also claims that "search results for the theme park dropped on Google in favor of the album," causing "actual confusion" online.

The theme park's suit sought millions in damages, plus all legal fees.

In a statement shared with Pitchfork, Swift's team called a cease and desist letter from the amusement park and the lawsuit that followed it "baseless."

"It is inconceivable that there is any likelihood of confusion between your client's theme park and related products and Ms. Swift's music and related products," read the letter, which also questioned how such gift shop items as "small dragon eggs, guild patches and a small dragon mount" remotely resemble anything about Swift's new album.

A few weeks after news broke about Evermore's lawsuit, Swift's right management team, TAS Rights Management, sued the park for playing the artists' music on site "without authorization or license agreement."

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The park, located between Salt Lake City and Provo, started out of Bretschneider's house before its current location opened in 2018.

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