Putting an end to an escalating legal battle, Taylor Swift and Evermore, a theme park in Utah, dropped their opposing lawsuits on Wednesday (Mar. 24), with no money exchanged in the settlement.
“As a resolution of both lawsuits, the parties will drop and dismiss their respective suits without monetary settlement,” reads a statement provided to Billboard from a spokesperson for Swift.
Last month, Evermore Park in Pleasant Grove, Utah, filed a lawsuit against the pop superstar, claiming that Swift infringed its name with her December album, Evermore, and its accompanying merchandise. Evermore Park, which offers an immersive fantasy experience, argued that it had been the registered owner of the trademark for Evermore since 2015.
Three weeks after Evermore filed the suit in federal court in Utah, TAS [Taylor Alison Swift] Rights Management, the singer’s intellectual property management company, filed its own lawsuit against the theme park. TAS claimed that Evermore used Swift’s songs without proper licensing dating back to as early as 2019.
Evermore became Swift’s second No. 1 album of 2020 upon its December release; its predecessor, Folklore, won the album of the year trophy earlier this month. In April, Swift will release Fearless (Taylor’s Version), a re-recorded version of her 2008 sophomore full-length.