Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams wants a judge to rule that a trademark for his “I am OTHER” company is not infringing on Will.i.am’s “I AM” trademark.
Pharrell filed legal papers Monday in federal court in Manhattan. He’s seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement.
The two artists have been in dispute for the past several months over the issue.
A lawyer for Will.i.am declined to comment.
Will.i.am Sues Pharrell Williams Over “i am OTHER” Brand
Will.i.am has owned the “I AM” trademark since 2001. He filed objections in March and May against Pharrell Williams’ company, i am OTHER, that launched in 2010.
Will.i.am uses “I AM” for his businesses, including his charity foundation I AM ANGEL.
Pharrell’s i am OTHER produces the hit web series “Awkward Black Girl” and other web series.