Pharrell Williams Sues Will.I.Am In 'I Am' Trademark Row

Law360, Los Angeles (July 01, 2013, 11:41 PM ET) -- Hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams hit Will.i.am with a trademark infringement suit Monday in New York federal court, claiming the Black Eyed Peas singer is trying to prevent him from using the phrase “I am” in his company brand name.

Will.i.am, whose real name is William Adams, has allegedly sent Williams cease-and-desist letters claiming that “I am OTHER” infringes the trademark for the Black Eyed Pea member's moniker. Williams countered Monday that music fans can easily distinguish the marks and the artists with whom they are associated,...
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