It is a little ironic and funny that the formerly cool in the 90’s Black Eyed Peas member Will.I.Am has counter sued Pharrell Williams over his ‘I Am Other’ YouTube channel for having a name that is just too similar to his moniker for his liking. This all comes freshly after he recently stole Arty and Mat Zo’s track “Rebound” without even contacting the artists for permission.
Pharrell Williams, who has appeared on the top two best-selling singles of 2013 is being counter sued from his initial case which he argues that his brand “I Am Other” doesn’t “infringe, dilute or unfairly compete” with the Will.I.Am trademark after receiving some initial complaints from the Black Eyed Peas member.
Will’s lawyer Ken Hertz has stated regarding the issue of a counter case:
“We think their proposed trademark is too close to our registered and common law trademarks. They disagree. We hope to work out a sensible compromise that will allow both parties to move forward without unnecessary acrimony.”
Will.I.Am and Flo Rida are like two peas in a pod, the way they go about just copying everyone and selling out. If you want to get to know Pharrell Williams a bit better, you should check out the Deadmau5 interview with Pharrell over the weekend as they go grab themselves a coffee.