Looks like the Black Eyed Peas front man will be taking Pharrell Williams to court! Accoding to Billboard.com, Will.i.am is suing Pharrell Williams over his ‘i am OTHER’ brand. Rolling Stone has managed to get their hands on the official court papers. Will.i.am cites that the logo utilized by Pharrell bears a “confusingly similar” resemblance to his own ‘I AM’ trademarked goods. “The registration of the mark… is likely to dilute the I AM mark and the WILL.I.AM mark,” the document read.
In addition, Will.i.am claims to own the copyright to the phrase ‘I AM’ and that the creative brand ‘i am OTHER’ will directly ‘dilute’ his ownership of the maxim.
Here’s what Pharrell had to say: “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.”