Pharrell, Will.i.am Settle 'I Am' Trademark Battle

Law360, Los Angeles (March 11, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT) -- Hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams and musician Will.i.am have settled a trademark lawsuit claiming the Black Eyed Peas singer was trying to prevent Williams from using the phrase “I am” in his brand name, according to documents filed Monday in New York federal court.

Will.i.am, whose real name is William Adams, 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 in July that music fans can easily distinguish the marks and the artists with...
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