Will.I.Am Is Suing Pharrell For Trademark Infringement

Posted By Urban News Hour | June 26, 2013

Will.i.am isn’t happy with Pharrell’s use of his “i am OTHER” brand and is taking legal action, claiming that he has copyright to the phrase “I AM” .

According to Rolling Stone, in his notice of opposition, Will.i.am is arguing that Pharrell would be using his “i am OTHER” brand on clothing and other items like merchandise in a manner similar to the goods that bear his own “I AM” logo. i am OTHER and Pharrell’s lawyers have already filed a reply to the opposition, denying such claims.

Pharrell has also responded to the situation:

“I am disappointed that Will, a fellow artist, would file a case against me,” Pharrell says in a statement to RS. “I am someone who likes to talk things out and, in fact, I attempted to do just that on many occasions. I am surprised in how this is being handled and I am confident that Will’s trademark claims will ultimately be found to be as meritless and ridiculous as I do.”

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