will.i.am Files Copyright Claims Against Pharrell And i am OTHER

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In some confusing news, former hip-hop producer and current electro-pop star will.i.am has taken legal action against Pharrell Williams and his i am OTHER brand over copyright infringement. In the suit, which was reported by Rolling Stone, will makes claims that he owns the rights to the phrase “I AM” and that OTHER’s logo is “confusingly similar” to his own.

Pharrell provided Rolling Stone with a timely response on the matter, saying, “I am disappointed that Will, a fellow artist, would file a case against me.” He continued, ”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.”

For more on the case, check out the RS story here. 

UPDATE: will.i.am took to Twitter and claimed he is not suing Pharrell after all. Interesting.

  • LD Mage

    ridiculous

  • Wysume

    How can you copy right “I AM”? Are you gonna sue everyone that says this, or is this a personal beef? I once was a fan of Will ( I don’t want to say it for fear of a law suit), but I AM not sure anymore.

    • roody

      Im thinking Yo Gotti is gonna be hit up next…..he always says I AM and i think he is even naming his next album I AM…..

  • Dom

    Waste of time.

  • pener

    Will I am has no talent and should be ashamed of the terrible music he’s been putting out

  • DReppinV2

    Lol, Will is just mad that Pharrell is more relevant than he is ATM and he had major collabs with Daft Punk, something Will wish he had since he’s been carrying the torch for “Robot Music” for a while, even though we all know Daft is our favorite robots… I think Will is just bitter.