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.’”