Obnoxious tweet machine and general all round weirdo Will.i.am is taking legal action against Pharrell Williams and his ‘i am OTHER’ brand, because apparently he owns the rights to the phrase ‘I am’.
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He says if Pharrell were to use his ‘i am OTHER’ brand on clothing and other items it would be too similar to goods marketed with the ‘Will.i.Am’ brand and will “likely dilute the I AM mark and the WILL.I.AM mark.”
Pharrell responded with this:
“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.”
If this winds up in court, look for Will.i.am to deliver his statement using autotune, while live tweeting from the court room. Also look for him to start another lawsuit against Kanye West for his song ‘I Am God’, Will Smith for the movie ‘I Am Legend’ and St. John for his numerous uses of ‘I am’ in the Bible.