Pharrell Takes will.i.am Dispute To Court

07/03/2013
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(Radio.com) In the ongoing saga of who owns (or doesn't own) the rights to the phrase "i am" for their various commercial purposes, Pharrell filed papers in an New York City court asking for a judge to rule that his use of "i am OTHER" does not invoke on will.i.am's rights with regard to the phrase "i am."

This move comes a week after will.i.am's camp denied he was suing Pharrell over his new brand, stating there was "misinformation" surrounding what they characterize as a standard trademark procedure.

Pharrell, for his part, said he was disappointed by the way will.i.am handled the case. Pharrell's lawyers issued a statement, following the denial by will.i.am, saying the Black Eyed Pea's team "obstructed every overture made by Pharrell to amicably resolve this matter and has steadfastly refused to engage in a dialogue." more on this story

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