will.i.am Sues Pharrell Over i am OTHER Brand

Pharrell and will.i.am

will.i.am is taking Pharrell to court. The Black Eyed Peas frontman is reportedly suing The Neptunes producer over his i am OTHER brand.

According to Rolling Stone, will claims that he owns the copyright to the phrase I AM and that the logo for Pharrell’s brand is “confusingly similar,” according to official court documents.

He wants to prevent Pharrell from using his i am OTHER brand on clothing and other merchandise similar to products that bear his own I AM logo. “The registration of the mark . . . is likely to dilute the I AM mark and the WILL.I.AM mark,” reads the document.

Lawyers for Pharrell and i am OTHER have filed a response to will’s suit, denying all such claims.

“I am disappointed that Will, a fellow artist, would file a case against me,” Pharrell tells Rolling Stone. “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.”

Despite legal documents, will claims that he is not suing Pharrell. “i.am not suing @Pharrell and I never was… what i.am doing is #iamangel TRANS4Ming inner cities with #STEAM tools,” he tweeted after the report surfaced.

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41 Comments

  1. Chris Brown

    he’s the last one to be suing people because his album is everyone else uncredited work!

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    Andy Reply:

    @Chris Brown, he is not suing Pharrell he is “#iamangel TRANS4Ming inner cities with #STEAM tools.” Its a lot different, don’t confuse neither get confused with whatever he attempted to say.

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  2. Wyatt

    ……..

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  3. Sushi

    Dear Will. to the I. to the Am.

    Apple can sue your ass for using “I-Am”. In fact, your brand “I Am” is in conflict with “I Am…Legend” … And confused with “I Am…Number Four”… Please, sit down, and go back to your BEP days, to making REAL music.

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    XO till we overdose... Reply:

    @Sushi, I was fine with him making terrible music because anyone who didn’t like his music can just stop listening. But now, he’s bothering people who actually make GOOD music. He knows that he can no longer pass his music off as ‘listenable’ so he has to pull stunts like this in order to stay in the spotlight.

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    Jay-Me Reply:

    @Sushi, LoL

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    Maribel F. McGarry Reply:

    @Sushi, my neighbor’s mother makes $71 an hour on the computer. She has been unemployed for 6 months but last month her check was $15399 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read more here… can99.ℂ­om

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Sushi, and also…I am…Sasha Fierce

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  4. Grant

    Oh.

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  5. Croqque

    See, he’s not suing. He’s TRANS4ming inner cities with STEAM tools!!

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  6. Lisa

    Wait, this is confusing. Is anyone actually getting sued or is it just a cold war?

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  7. Ice

    How can you own the phrase “I Am”, I don’t understand will.i.am’s logic at all.

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    Nelz91 Reply:

    @Ice, Its called trademarking! Look it up.

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  8. channel_ROMAN

    Will, gurl please have several seats.

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    x Reply:

    @channel_ROMAN, lol

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  9. beymad

    I Am … Sascha fierce?

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    Grimchim Reply:

    @beymad, i thought the same thing!!!

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  10. Wow

    This is ridiculous. Pharallel is quiet and you never hear about him bothering anybody. Will.i.am just needs to leave it alone before he causes chaos.

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  11. Gyary

    Newsflash: will.i.am fighting for relevancy.

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  12. YMCMINAJ

    Funny because will I AM recently jacked, not sampled, beats from some very famous djs and tried to pass it off as his own.

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  13. Oh God Why

    What a Bitch act. P is the better producer anyway, never sold out his sound and went techno

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    massiveattack5 Reply:

    @Oh God Why, Pharrell did go techno, he was on two Daft Punk songs.I think Pharrell is the better producer, but that’s not because he tried techno aka trying things as an artist.

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  14. rosewood

    whats funny is how many times Pharrell says “I AM” in his statement

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  15. Ridgez

    In the Bible, THE LORD said “Be still and know that I AM GOD …” Wasn’t that the 1st I AM?

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    Audi RS5 Reply:

    @Ridgez, the bible is bullshit you lame

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    Thor Reply:

    @Audi RS5, shut the fuck up! You stupid bitch or whatever you are!! Don’t you ever talk trash about the bible again!! Stupid mendacious mendicant!!!

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    Blue21 Party (he ain't Ready) Reply:

    @Thor, there is no need to cruse @ someone on here God don’t like ugly you buster Funkie up head God Don’t like Ugly

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    Thor Reply:

    @Audi RS5, STFU! You lame bitch or whatever you are!! Don’t you ever talk trash about the bible again!! mendacious mendicant!!!

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Audi RS5, go to hell

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    XO till we overdose... Reply:

    @Audi RS5, people like you are a disgrace to atheism.

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    Blue21 Party (he ain't Ready) Reply:

    @Audi RS5, God don’t like ugly there is no need to cruse you Buster head

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  16. _runzayy

    so we all gonna act like we know what ” TRANS4Ming inner cities with #STEAM tools ” mean…. cause I’m lost AF off that lol

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  17. TYREK.

    Pointless.

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  18. Jay-Me

    Well I suggest to preveent any further likeness Will.I.Am change his brand to the very fitting ” I Am (A)Dick”! What a fool. I also use Pharrell’s frequent use of I Am in his statement. He ain’t worried about inferior artists with inferiority complexes.

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  19. REALmuzzzaK

    Pharell’s response is poised and calm. Although this isn’t about picking sides, I am disappointed in will.i.am for going so public with these words. Please use your #willPOWER for good… Not greed.

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  20. MRB

    Will.I.Am is one of the most arrogant people out there… He is a very nasty person! He thinks he’s a god! I hope he goes to court with this because he won’t win!

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  21. AA

    lol this is to funny

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  22. bobs

    not a cute look for him, and we was already ugly.

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  23. Nelz91

    I dont understand you guys logic at all. If something is Trademarked and someone uses the same or something similar that will indeed confuse consumers it will prevail in court. And all the ridiculous examples such as I am . . . Sasha feirce newsflash that isn’t trademarked

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  24. Blue21 Party (he ain't Ready)

    Pharrell maybe will won in this case cause will I am can claim anything about Pharrell and this is a mess

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  25. Nick

    will.i.am needs to sit down. No one likes him. His album FLOPPED HARD with so many big names on it. Pharrell can probably release an album with not as big names, and still sell more than flop.i.am.

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