Will.i.am Files Lawsuit Against Pharrell’s Creative Brand, i am OTHER
Black Eyed Peas frontman, Will.i.am, has reportedly taken legal action against Pharrell Williams, specifically, regarding his creative brand "i am OTHER."
According to Rolling Stone, Will has filed a lawsuit against Pharrell's brand for copyright infringement, claiming its logo is "confusingly similar" to the rapper/producer's stage name, which also includes lowercase "i am."
"The registration of the mark... is likely to dilute the I AM mark and the WILL.I.AM mark," reads documents.
Pharrell's lawyers have since filed a response, denying all such claims, while Pharrell tells Rolling Stone he's disappointed by the entire thing.
"I am disappointed that Will, a fellow artist, would file a case against me," he said. "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."