Rolling stone is reporting that Black Eyed Peas artist Will.i.am has filed a lawsuit against N.E.R.D. frontman Pharrell Williams for potential copyright infringement. The lawsuit claims that he owns the copyright to the phrase “I AM” and that Pharrell‘s i am OTHER logo and brand is “confusingly similar.”
Williams has already made a statement expressing his disappointment in the lawsuit:
“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.”
Representatives for Will.i.am had not responded to a request for comment at press time.
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