Pharrell Counter Sues will.i.am

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P is firing back. Last week, will.i.am filed a lawsuit against Pharrell claiming infringement on his I Am brand. Well now, TMZ reports that P is returning the favor with a suit of his own. Confused? I am.

Pharrell says Will is using the “I Am” is a Seussian way — as a playfull riff  on his own name — and to hammer home his point, he quotes from Green Eggs and  Ham: “Sam I am I am Sam I am  Sam Sam I am”. Pharrell continues in his suit, “In contrast, 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.'”

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  • TruthBeTold

    Will.I.Am lost all credibility since as long as i can remember

  • Canyonero

    Certainly does not mean I Am Will. Lol.

  • .

    Ha! that’s exactly what i thought he got his name from DR SEUSS ok fuckin hypocrite seriously trying to sue over “I AM”

  • LR

    I AM OTHER >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Will I Am

  • Regular Guy

    lol the picture

  • DK

    I think we can all agree that will.i.am pretty much personifies everything that’s currently wrong with music these days. He must’ve already put all that “Scream And Shout” money up his nose if he’s reaching this much for a payday. Also, that above pic of Pharrell is priceless.

  • King Game

    The pic

  • Jav

    This is late. TMZ reported this yesterday. You guys go mimis way too early.

  • Officer Ricky

    Will I Am is everything wrong with the music industry.

    Fuck Will i am

  • Emad Shad

    Counter sue on what that Will jack him. Confused. If this is silly oh Pharelll just as much he’s best defending against Will’s suit which he’ll win than counter sue and get his thrown out.

  • Young Lucky

    @emad shad shut that stupid shit up nigga! always one “gotta be different by any means nigga” roaming the comments section

  • mac DIESEL

    Pharrell says Will is using the “I Am” is a Seussian way — as a playfull riff on his own name — and to hammer home his point, he quotes from Green Eggs and Ham: “Sam I am I am Sam I am Sam Sam I am”. Pharrell continues in his suit, “In contrast, 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.’”

    ^

    Translation: Hopefully this will cause enough confusion to settle this shit out of court.

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Jaymalls

    Pharrell says Will is using the “I Am” is a Seussian way — as a playfull riff on his own name — and to hammer home his point, he quotes from Green Eggs and Ham: “Sam I am I am Sam I am Sam Sam I am”. Pharrell continues in his suit, “In contrast, 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.’”

    ^

    Translation: Hopefully this will cause enough confusion to settle this shit out of court.

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    ^

    Translation: This caused so much confusion, i might have to settle this shit with my English teacher!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • veesky

    The suit doesn’t even need to be settled…it needs to be thrown out. It seems pretty frivolous and meritless on will’s part

  • @SelectahSnipa

    I honestly find this mad corny. Both are rich as fu*k and have bigger things to worry about than something so petty. Hope the case gets thrown out the window and hopefully both can just move on.

  • (o_o)

    will i am just mad cause he’s a nobody doing pathetic club songs with britney spears and pharrell is making hit after hit after hit after hit.

  • That Guy

    not a good look for anyone right now.

  • mac DIESEL

    Jaymalls says:

    Tuesday, July 02 2013 at 11:12 AM EST

    Pharrell says Will is using the “I Am” is a Seussian way — as a playfull riff on his own name — and to hammer home his point, he quotes from Green Eggs and Ham: “Sam I am I am Sam I am Sam Sam I am”. Pharrell continues in his suit, “In contrast, 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.’”

    ^

    Translation: Hopefully this will cause enough confusion to settle this shit out of court.

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    ^

    Translation: This caused so much confusion, i might have to settle this shit with my English teacher!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    ^

    ………………HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • PistolPistol

    Only time in last 10yrs I would back Pharrell

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  • StarFox64

    i’m siding with will.i.am its bout time somebody sticks up to that money hungry herb…

  • Soundwave

    Pharrell is filing a counter-suit for a declaratory judgment.

    “But hey what is a declaratory judgement?”

    A declaratory judgement is defined as the legal determination of a court to the legal position of litigants (Pharrell and Will.i.am) in cases where there is doubt as to their position in law.

    This case is so ridiculous and is definitely causing confusion, thus Pharrell is filing counter-suit seeking that a court to CONCLUSIVELY rule on and affirm the rights, duties, or obligations of one or more parties in a civil dispute.

    Bottom line – Pharrell is taking a firm and aggressive stance that his brand, I am OTHER, is independent of Will.i.ams alleged trademarks on “I AM”

    read up.

  • AyYyyy

    Lol i guess you can never have enough money. This shit is ridiculous, “i Am’ gtfoh.

  • http://theneptunes.org nerdywilliams

    LOL WILL I AM IS A JOKE.. thank god Pharrell hooked him with JT on their first mass hit “where is the love” then took him on tour with NERD cuz back then the BEP were nobody’s favourite.now nigga does david guetta all day and wack songs with justin bieber and britney and has no clue where he at…cuz lets face it except pop wack ass acts aint no one checking for will i am……pharrell on the other hand is again working with ……………e v e r y o n e ……..robin thicke, daft punk, jay z, 2 chains, frank ocean etc

    fu will big time

  • Bdeezy

    Pharrell that dude VA represent! Stand up VA. STAY BOSSED UP ALWAYS

  • Oliver E. Moore

    Ok so this inn’t as confusing as the rest of the peanut gallery seems to think. First of all Yes, Pharrell is the better of the two producers but that doesn’t have anything to do with the lawsuit. Where they are in their careers isn’t a factor in this argument either but I see countless people making reference. The argument is the legitimacy of the claim and counter claim. For the idiots let me simplify:

    Pharell’s brand almost seems like a direct correlation (or rip off) of another persons brand via Will.I.am here’s why:
    Only adding one word of said first brand “I Am” and making a completely different brand”I AM Other”
    Which is some disrespectful bullshit if Will.I Am actually has a brand with a patent for the ” I AM” brand and that its not just a play on his name.. (this is where the Suessian reference comes into play as Pharell’s defense for the countersuit) So it all boils down to who patented what first.(and whose lawyers are better.lol)

    Even more simple:

    Will.I.Am: Nigga, why you tryna jock of my brand name to make your own shit? I’m suing
    Pharell: Nigga, you know you just be saying that shit as part of your name to promote your brand. It ain’t the brand itself. I’m suing.

    But I think Pharell either thinks or he knows Will doesn’t have the copyright.(reason for countersuit )
    Cuz otherwise simply disputing the claim(proving his company is not the sub product brainchild of the other)and having better lawyers would’ve been enough.in court. the countersuit is just an extra “fuck you, and in case your papers ain’t straight on it”.lol

    So don’t find it confusing, but stupid petty bullshit between artists…AS USUAL.
    But there is much to be said of the stealing of ideas and the overall lack of truly “original” creativity, especially in the industry where alot of what is popular is mostly innovations of other peoples shit, am I not right?
    .