Will.I.Am Files Lawsuit Against Pharrell Williams

Published: Wednesday 26th Jun 2013 by David

It would appear there’s no love lost between Will.I.Am and his chart topping rival Pharrell Williams, now the former has filed a lawsuit against him.

TGJ has the full story below…

Suing him for copyright infringement, Will’s beef with Williams lies in the fact that he believes his brand ‘I Am Other’ disturbs his alleged right to the phrase ‘I AM‘. Indeed, in court documents obtained by Wenner’s ‘Rolling Stone’, the following is given as the reason behind his decision to sue the ‘Lap Dance’ maestro:

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

In response, Pharrell told the publication exclusively:

“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.”

According to the documents, Will states that both brands are ‘confusingly similar’ but is yet to respond to the above statement or calls made by ‘Stone’ to quiz him further on the matter.

Keep it locked on That Grape Juice for more on this developing story.

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  1. King13 June 26, 2013

    More like Will.U. Shut The f*** up

    • TruthSpeaker June 26, 2013

      F****** give it up already. It’s William. Not Will.I.Am. Not Willi.am. Not Will I was. Simply WILLIAM. Leave Pharell the f*** alone. Yes, he’s more talented than you. Yes, people will buy his music before you. No, no one is confused by your branding. Its hard to be confused between music that sounds good and music that sounds like s***. So, give it up Willy-no one cares about your brand. Just go back to Black Eyed Peas- thats the ONLY PLACE YOU ARE DESIRED.. if you want to work on a solo career- help Fergie’s with her 2nd album. She’s the 1 with the power to go solo, not you boo……

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  2. Navy Sailor June 26, 2013

    Pharell is so timeless. Yummy.

  3. Rosie June 26, 2013

    I think steal.i.am is mad because Pharell is dominating the world right now while he’s flopping with his outdated futuristic mess and is probably one of the most hated celebs in the world.

  4. Rita is queen June 26, 2013

    pharrel is so s***

    someone needs to release nude pics of him tbh

  5. Rita is queen June 26, 2013

    Will is petty as s***

  6. Jon June 26, 2013

    Ridiculous. I never knew will.i.am owned the phrase I AM.
    Wasn’t beyonces album called I AM sasha fierce? Alicia keys as I AM?
    And countless of other people’s also. Will needs a slap.

    • Mark111 June 26, 2013

      ^This

  7. Cali June 26, 2013

    Well ain’t that a mess…

  8. hositdown June 26, 2013

    well then, miss willamson shoulda sued beyonce for her iAm album, iAm tour, and all the money she made during that era….

  9. Slayty Perry (Killer Queen) June 26, 2013

    BWAHAHAAHA!! That lawsuit against Will.i.am for stealing beats has him scrambling desperately for a source of income. Lord knows his music ain’t that source. Poor him. Who the hell associates I Am with Will anyways? Looks like its time for another Black Eyed Peas album. Miss Will has bills to pay.

    • Slayty Perry (Killer Queen) June 26, 2013

      Oh @ my avi not working.

      • mikey June 26, 2013

        just like your username because katy doesn’t slay anything

      • Slayty Perry (Killer Queen) June 26, 2013

        B**** that made no damn sense at all. Try again when you can form a coherent sentence.

  10. JuanR June 26, 2013

    Pharrell >>>> will.i.am

  11. Navy Nick June 26, 2013

    I will NOT support WILL.I.AM anymore; this is ridiculus!

  12. Devon June 26, 2013

    We all know WILL.I.AM is the biggest DIVA! Girlfriend needs to take a couple of seats.

  13. Well.I.Was June 26, 2013

    Um, he needs to focus his ass on Britney’s new album and stop worrying about his failing brand!

  14. Adrian June 26, 2013

    Will.I.Am is looking bitter as hell right now! He’s reaching big time with this one.

  15. Bey Fan June 26, 2013

    This is a joke right? Like this has to be for publicity , because Will cant be that throwed off

  16. TaylorSwift1Stan June 26, 2013

    I wanna ride pharell all day damn the boy be Fiiiiiiiiiine!!! 🙂

    Willflo you should be helping basic Britney with her album! Because you guys are gonna flop

  17. Suicide Blonde June 26, 2013

    Plays: Daft Punk – Get Lucky.

  18. JER June 26, 2013

    Miss Will. I. Mena needs to settle down and realize she never had a hit without using someone else. Fergie, Justn Timberlake, Britney, Beiber. Shes no one one her own. This new mess is just beyond.

  19. Beyond Amazing June 26, 2013

    Will.I.Am please, sit your as down. Anyone can use those words. Your so petty, why are you suing this man, are you mad because, Pharrell is waaaaay more successful than he ever has been. Dude actually makes hits, when the last time this rodent has had a hit on billboard???? Pharrell boo, don’t mind this peasant.

  20. ming June 27, 2013

    you people don’t know s*** about copyrights, trademarks or business and WILL
    isnot the first to sue someone for an issue like this

  21. Mya June 27, 2013

    Loool the deseration! Will.I.am.s*** you cant touch pharells artistry, swag, success and relevance now. Hes mad. Pharell>>>>>>>him.

    • Mya June 27, 2013

      desperation

  22. Tisha June 27, 2013

    You know Well.I.Can’t was just sitting at home looking at a pile of outstanding bills and thousands of couples of his flop albumS and thought “Man I gotta make some money somewhere, this f***** up haircut don’t come cheap.”

    He knows he can pull this with Pharell because he’s too chill to even f*** with Will, he’ll just let this go to the courts and stay breezy. Anyone else would diss and troll Will’s ass to extinction.

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