Lady Gaga won an injunction at London's High Court on Monday to stop Lady Goo Goo, an animated character, from releasing a single.
UK firm Mindy Candy told the BBC that Lady Gaga's injunction stopped Lady Goo Goo, a baby rocking blond hair from the Moshi Monsters online game, from releasing The Moshi Dance. The Moshi Monsters game is targeting children six to 12 year olds. In the game, players can adopt moshling characters such as Lady Goo Goo, Dustbin Beaver and Roxy.
Mind Candy, the owner, had plans to release The Moshi Dance on iTunes.
Mind Candy told the BBC that the injunction prevents it from promoting, advertising, selling, distributing or otherwise making available to the public The Moshi Dance. The company is also barred from carrying out the same with any musical work or video which purports to be performed by a character by the name of Lady Goo Goo, or which otherwise uses the name Lady Goo Goo or any variant thereon.
The Moshi Dance video, which was posted on the Moshi Monsters channel on YouTube, has been removed. Mind Candy has said it is disappointed at the ruling.
It was a strange ruling - we certainly weren't expecting to lose, Michael Acton Smith, the company's chief executive, told the BBC. We've had a huge amount of public support. I think this could be a worrying precedent for other parody acts and tribute bands.
The law firm Mishcon de Reya told the BBC it represented Lady Gaga but added noting further.