Pop stars Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am have settled their legal differences in a trademark dispute.
Last year, Williams attempted to trademark the name “I Am Other” (see our earlier post). The Black Eyed Peas frontman objected and sought legal action against the “Happy” singer, saying that people could confuse Williams’ company with will.i.am’s I.Am.Symbolic company.
After battling through their respective trademark attorneys, ultimately the two pop stars are settling out of court. Last June, Williams told Rolling Stone he thought the whole case was “ridiculous.” “I am disappointed that Will, a fellow artist, would file a case against me,” he said. “I am someone who likes to talk things out and, in fact, I attempted to do just that on many occasions.”