"> ">

Radio Sandwell Music

Pharrell tells Will.I.Am 'you're nothing like me'

2014-01-24 00:24:00

Pharrell and Will.I.Am

The gloves are off in Pharrell WIlliams' trademark war with Will.i.am -- Pharrell now says Will.i.am is DREAMING if he thinks he's up to the "Get Lucky" singer's level ... because he's not even close.

As we reported, Will.i.am filed a lawsuit against Pharrell over the trademark "I Am" ... after Pharrell attempted to stake his claim on a YouTube channel called "I Am Other."

In his docs, Will.i.am suggested users might get confused over the "I Am" name because he and Pharrell have both "achieved great distinction" in the hip hop world, each releasing mega hits ... and working with the industry's top professionals.

But Pharrell has fired back ... saying that's utter BS ... Will.i.am hasn't achieved the same distinction at all. As a result, Pharrell argues there would be zero confusion about who's really behind the "I Am Other" channel.

What's more, Pharrell says Will.i.am's track record for copyright infringement is embarrassing ... saying Will.i.am's been a defendant in nearly a dozen infringement lawsuits (including song stealing).

For these reasons, Pharrell wants Will.i.am's lawsuit thrown out of court ... so he can use the phrase "I Am Other" with zero repercussions. He also wants Will.i.am to pay for his lawyers.

Will.i.am's rep had no comment.

Source: tmz.com

Share this story

Related Music Stories

Music around the web

Jennifer Hudson gives ex temporary primary custody of son

Ed Sheeran leads vinyl sales charge

Rita Ora and Ed Sheeran close in on Camila Cabello for this week’s Number 1

Katy Perry kicks inflatable ball into fan's face

Bruno Mars wins big at 2017 Soul Train Awards

Morrissey clarifies sexual assault remarks after backlash

Morrissey clarifies sexual assault remarks after backlash following controversial interview

Nicole Richie has no regrets over wild child past

Beyonce unveils line of festive sweaters and ornaments

Miley Cyrus gets a necklace with Liam Hemsworth's name for her birthday

Image Slider