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.