Pharrell Williams remains tight-lipped over will.i.am. lawsuit
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 01:19
Pharrell Williams remains tight-lipped in Berlin as to his reasons for suing will.i.am. Kathi Urban reports.
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It all seemed normal business for Pharrell Williams as he arrived at Berlin Fashion week to launch his eco-friendly Bionic Yarn range.
No word about his recent lawsuit against fellow rapper will.i.am.
On Monday (July 1) the music producer had asked a U.S. court to rule that he has not violated any trademarks owned by the Black Eyed Peas star.
The lawsuit said that will.i.am, real name William Adams, has repeatedly sent letters to Williams demanding he stop using versions of the phrase "I AM" on his website iamother.com.
However William's company, I Am Other Entertainment, claims it hasn't committed any violations, highlighting the differences in spelling.
William's website hasn't used any periods between the "i" and the "am." Those owned by will.i.am do.
According to Brad Rose, a counsel for Williams, the lawsuit is asking the court to declare the phrase "I Am Other" does not "infringe, dilute or unfairly compete" with will.i.am.
In Berlin, Williams remained tight-lipped over the case.
SOUNDBITE: Pharrell Williams, music producer, saying (English):
"I have no idea."
Williams's lawsuit comes after reports that will.i.am had sued the musician over the same issue. However the latter has already denied this through his lawyer Ken Hertz.
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