Does Want To Sue Pharrell over 'I AM' Brand?

Wait, what? Really? So singer/producer/spinny-chair-guy on The Voice reckons he has copyright over all uses of the term 'i am' and feels justified taking legal action against anyone who dares use it.It's true apparently; Rolling Stone have got hold of some court documents that detail the former Black Eyed Pea's outrage. Pharrell Williams' brand 'i am OTHER' - described as a "YouTube channel and cultural movement dedicated to Thinkers, Innovators and Outcasts" - will, according to's document be using his "i am OTHER" brand on clothing and other items in a manner similar to the goods that bear his own "I AM" logo. "The registration of the likely to dilute the I AM mark and the WILL.I.AM mark."

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Did try to sue Pharrell?

However, 'Get Lucky' Pharrell wasn't backing down that easily; lawyers representing him and his brand filed tried to counter's claim of opposition by denying any copyright infringement. Speaking to Rolling Stone, 40 year-old Pharrell said: "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."

Pharrell Was Ready With His Lawyers To Defend 'i am OTHER' Brand.

More recently, however, it seems the pair may have reached an agreement or 38 year-old decided to back down, after today tweeted " not suing @Pharrell and I never was... what doing is #iamangel TRANS4Ming inner cities with #STEAM tools," promoting his charitable foundation that gives underprivileged young people "education, inspiration and opportunity."

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It Seems May Have Backed Down.

Just be careful next time you introduce yourself to a stranger, may be lurking. He may not end up suing Pharrell but we suggest using "my name is." from now on - just to be safe!


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