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Here I. am: Will.i.am sues Pharrell over “i am OTHER”, Claims He Owns “I AM”


(AllHipHop News) Will.i.am has filed a lawsuit against Pharrell Williams over the N.E.R.D. singer’s creative brand “i am OTHER” citing copyright infringement.

According to court documents obtained by Rolling Stone, the Black Eyed Peas frontman claims he owns the the “I AM” phrase and Pharrell’s logo is “confusingly similar.”

But in actuality the main gripe over Pharrell’s i am OTHER is that Will.i.am thinks another company bearing the “i am” will take business away from his numerous businesses which bear his Will.i.am name. Especially if that business, such as Pharrell’s will be in direct competition with his in certain areas such as clothing,

“The registration of the mark . . . is likely to dilute the I AM mark and the WILL.I.AM mark.”

Pharrell issued a statement in response which, more or less , is him saying “n*gga please” in his most politically correct manner:

“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.”

Check below for a picture of clothing from Pharrell’s i am OTHER. Think Will.i.am has merit to what he’s claiming?

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    • RMfag

      Irrelevant.

      • similar to your existence.

      • JondoE303

        Don’t waste your energy on it my nig its like feeding mogwai after midnight then pretty soon all you have is gremlins!

      • RMfag

        I only feed on semen tho.

      • I bet u do and I’m certain you never leave the table before you finish your plate too

      • RMfag

        Gross……I only eat smoothies…..

      • dexter

        Is that the proper spelling for “MOGWAI”?

      • RMfag

        Your comment and the 7 upvotes say otherwise.

  • Anonymous

    I like how Pharrell began all of his sentences with “I am”!

    • Soulgasm

      HA!

  • Stay Phokus

    is he gonna sue will smith for i am legend as well?
    this is why nobody respect the black eyed peas
    because they do too much dumb stuff

  • What an idiot
    Get a life greedy idiot….

  • digitallife

    Trademarking and patents have gone out of control in this country..you can literally trademark anything now even if you don’t plan to ever do shhh with it…i’m going to trademark “Going to the bathroom” so I deserve to be paid everytime a chick or dude says “I’m going to the bathroom”.

  • RMfag

    William and Wale need to have a baby…..then again not. Both of them need to have a seat.
    Wouldn’t suc either of them off……

  • Golgo 13

    wot i don’t understand is pharell started I am other last yr and he waits now 2 sue him and i thought him and pharell r friends

  • junj03

    I must say this is a pu$$y move, even for will….I AM.

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  • One Nite Stanley

    This some bullshit. Publicity ploy. Both of these brothers have waaaaaay too much coinage, for this shit to be real.

    #wedontbelieveyou

  • Jul

    yes… and there is the most known french rap group called ”IAM” doin it since the 90’s…. get the hell out

    • atle fjeldstad

      I was actually about to mention IAM! My cousin is still jammin that shit 🙂

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  • JimJames29

    Looks more like kid robot to me!

  • Pharrell is a music pioneer/legend…..Will I-AM-STUPID-AS-PHUCK for this one.

    • dexter

      Pharrell… a legend? Pioneer perhaps. now b4 y’all come down on me I noe he is good dam good… but a legend? Rick Rubin Dr. Dre are legends… I would “consider” SwissB a legend b4 Pharrell 2b honest…

  • AfricanSoul

    No chance in hell he can win this one..

    But if that will prevent Pharell from designing corny shirts like the one shown above, then I hope he does…

    • dexter

      indeed indeed!

  • brotha_man

    educational institutions better watch out

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