Wed 26 Jun 2013
will.i.am is apparently suing Pharrell for using his “I Am” in his new company name, I Am Other. According to court documents, will claims Pharrell’s logo is “confusingly similar” to his and the I Am Other brand is “likely to dilute the I AM mark and the will.i.am mark.” Lawyers say will owns the trademark to “I AM.” P’s camp denies all allegations.
Read Pharrell’s statement after the jump…
“I am disappointed that Will, a fellow artist, would file a case against me,” Pharrell says in a statement to RS. “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.”