AT ODDS: will.i.am Takes Pharrell To Court Over "I Am OTHER" Copyright Dispute
It's a battle of the super producers! will.i.am, who reportedly has ownership over his "I Am" phrase, filed legal papers on fellow producer Pharrell for using "I Am OTHER" creative brand. Check out why will is trying to shut down P inside...
In court documents recently filed, will.i.am is laying claim to the "I Am" phrase saying he owns the copyright. So when he learned that Pharrell developed the "I Am OTHER" brand, and made a logo that will claims is similar to his own, the Black Eyed Peas member filed a lawsuit against Pharrell to make him stop using the phrase.
Rolling Stone got their hands on the court docs where will says Pharrell's logo, which he will be using for clothing and merchandise, bears a striking resemblance to his "I Am" logo. And he believes consumers would be confused.
Not sure why will didn't just hit P on the hip....since we thought they were friends and all...and apparently Pharrell is confused by it all as well.
After filing a response denying all claims, Pharrell told RS in a statement:
"I am disappointed that Will, a fellow artist, would file a case against me. 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."
will hasn't commented so far. But we're pretty sure the two won't be partying it up together anytime soon...
BONUS: Pharrell made his way to "Jimmy Kimmel" last night to perform "Happy," his song from the Despicable Me 2 movie:
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