After sources reported that Will.I.Am planned to take fellow producer and rapper Pharrell to court over copyright infringement,” Will.I.Am took to Twitter in an attempt to set the record straight.
Based on documents obtained by Rolling Stone, Will.I.Am is suing Pharrell over his “i am OTHER” brand, because it infringes on Will.I.Am’s copyrighted “I AM” monicker. The document stated, “registration of the mark . . . is likely to dilute the I AM mark and the WILL.I.AM mark.”
However, Will.I.Am denies suing Pharrell and snuck in a plug about his charity work too. “i.am not suing @Pharrell & I NEVER WAS.. What i.am doing is… #iamSCHOLARSHIP sending kids to school debt free. go2 http://www.iamANGELfoundation.org,” he tweeted.
In fact, he tweeted two more times that he wasn’t suing Pharrell, adding something different about his foundation each time.
Those foundation advertisements didn’t distract us from those filed claims though. We’re keeping our ears open on how this will pan out.