Will.I.Am Denies Pharrell Williams Lawsuit

Published: Thursday 27th Jun 2013 by David

It seems Will.I.Am isn’t so interested in suing Pharrell Williams after.

Indeed, after giving the ‘Senorita’ producer enough reason to believe he would be yesterday, today saw the hit making producer deny he was to take Williams to court for copyright infringement, over their ‘confusingly similar’ ‘I Am’ & ‘I Am Other’ brands.

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In a statement released by Will’s lawyer to BBC Newsbeat, the following was explained:

“will.i.am is not suing Pharrell Williams. What will.i.am has done is what any trademark owner must do to protect and maintain a trademark. This is a run-of-the-mill trademark dispute that has been going on since late last year.

“In order to avoid weakening or losing his trademark, will.i.am has an obligation under trademark law to monitor and defend his trademarks against confusingly similar marks. will.i.am has registered several trademarks, including ‘I AM’, which is also emphasised in, and a significant element of, his professional name.

We think their proposed trademark is too close to our registered and common law trademarks. They disagree. We hope to work out a sensible compromise that will allow both parties to move forward without unnecessary acrimony.”

Perhaps, in acknowledging his own predicament as a brand, Will’s beef with Pharrell isn’t so petty after all.

For, considering none of his ventures all that fruitful without a bigger acts name tied to it, it’s obvious that Will doesn’t want to risk his ‘I Am’ being confused with ‘I Am Other’- as it’d place him in direct competition with someone far more popular and commercially potent than he is.

Taking to Twitter today, he claimed:

*Sigh.

With Britney Spears enlisting him to executive producer her eighth studio album, here’s hoping this unnecessary drama is laid to rest as to allow Will to do what he’s actually good at…producing.

Until then, join us in enjoying the gems below…



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  1. QueenRihannaReigns June 27, 2013

    Why is he doing the entire Britney album for. That’s not what the fans want.

    • dustin June 27, 2013

      he isn’t going to produce every track. it just means that he will be producing a good chunk of them and overseeing the direction of the project as a whole. i believe she has also worked with william orbit. diplos name has been thrown around as well. also, she worked with dr. luke and bonnie mckee on the smurfs track so i would venture to guess that she is working with them on this album especially considering dr lukes omnipresence on the last 3 britney albums.

      oh and bonnie mckee is the s***. check out her new video “american girl” on youtube.

  2. TruthSpeaker June 27, 2013

    don’t back down now William. don’t be a p****! you can’t act like a punk and sue someone over something stupid then just take it back! punk ass Will.is.a-PUNK

  3. Tisha June 27, 2013

    How the f*** do you trademark ‘I am’?

    This is exactly why this redundant fool can’t get a hit to save his life, good luck with that s*** Britney.

  4. #DirtyLaundry June 27, 2013

    Will your a lame b****.

  5. Ke$has Crazy Kid June 27, 2013

    Cant stand this fool.

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