Will.i.am Files Suit Against Pharrell Williams' New Brand

Will.i.am has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Pharrell Williams over the latter's recently launched "i am OTHER" brand.

According to Rolling Stone, the Black Eyed Peas fronter claims to own a copyright over the phrase "I AM." Will also takes issue with Pharrell's logo in the suit.

In court filings released this week, Will claims that Pharrell's brand will likely cause confusion in the marketplace:

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

Pharrell released a statement on the suit to Rolling Stone, saying he's surprised at Will's reaction:

"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."

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