COURT CASE: Pharrell Williams And Will.I.Am Settle Lawsuit

According to MTV UK;

The battle of wills between Will.I.Am and Pharrell Williams over the latter’s use of “I Am” in his company branding has been resolved out of court.

Black Eyed Peas main man Will had taken exception to Pharrell calling his firm “I Am Other” – and had got his legal team to issue a cease and desist notice – arguing that it was too close to his own “I.Am+” product range.

However chart titan Pharrell had rebuffed the claim – saying that there would be no confusion among the public.

He issued a response saying: “The I Am Other mark means ‘I am something else’, leaving what that ‘else’ is to the imagination of the consumer.

“It certainly does not mean ‘I am Will’ or in any way suggest defendants’ or the will.i.am mark.”

And Williams voiced his unhappiness over the situation to Rolling Stone, saying: “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.”

And the US mag now reports that they have settled out of court, although no details are known.

Pharrell is currently sitting atop the Official UK Albums Chart.