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Pharrell Williams sues Will.i.am

Singer says he’s not infringing on Black Eyed Pea’s “I am” trademark

  • AP
  • Published: 11:52 July 2, 2013
  • Tabloid

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  • In this May 19, 2013 photo, Will.i.am arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Will.i.am says his “I AM” trademark is too similar to one Pharrell’s company tried to register.
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New York: Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams wants a judge to rule that a trademark for his “I am OTHER” company is not infringing on Will.i.am’s “I AM” trademark.

Pharrell filed legal papers Monday in federal court in Manhattan. He’s seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement.

The two artists have been in dispute for the past several months over the issue.

A lawyer for Will.i.am declined to comment.

Will.i.am has owned the “I AM” trademark since 2001. He filed objections in March and May against Pharrell Williams’ company, i am OTHER, that launched in 2010.

Will.i.am uses “I AM” for his businesses, including his charity foundation I AM ANGEL.

Pharrell’s i am OTHER produces the hit web series “Awkward Black Girl” and other web series.


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