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One Direction

Sues One Direction

Which Sued One Direction

6/22/2012 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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First off ... there are 2 bands called One Direction. Second off ... the unfamous One Direction sued the famous One Direction for allegedly jacking the name. Third off ... now the famous One Direction is countersuing the unfamous One Direction, saying the famous band had the name first.

The famous band now claims it has achieved "global fame and success" and some local knock-off is now trying to ride its coattails. The unfamous One Direction begs to differ.

That's pretty much it.

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MISSA    

omg the two bands even look alike ! haha

852 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Children at TMZ: It should read "first of all" and "second" NOT "first off" and "second off" You should have paid attention in English class.

852 days ago
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Truth    

AS FOR BOTH BANDS ---> NO 1 CURR!!!

852 days ago
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Kari    

One of these groups' lives need to go in a new direction!

852 days ago
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itsnoise    

No More Boy Bands!

852 days ago
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Gretel    

As if these two boy bands weren't creepy enough the guy in the middle on the bottom looks like Perez Hilton. ewww ... ewww

852 days ago
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Amber    

Yawn...

852 days ago
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Mike44090    

Funny, I've never heard of either of the bands named One Direction.

852 days ago
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Throwback kid    

They Jacked the name? These guys look like that's not all they are jacking, they look like the jack eachother, what a bunch of nancy's

852 days ago
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Mike44090    

Can you imagine all of those poor young girls now having to wonder if they slept with the right "One Direction" band members, it's hard enough to be a groupie these days without all this confusion :)

852 days ago
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mikeman    

well when did the unfamous "original" one direction start performing under that name and when did the famous one direction start using their name? tmz is blowing it today with the articles.

852 days ago
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Craig    

The guy on the left on the bottom pic looks just like the "no more yankie my wankie" guy from Sixteen Candles!!

852 days ago
13.

PaulWS    

Why dont they just get together and have a ***fest already. Seriously, who in the hell listens to any of this garbage. If you are reading this, and you do, go kill yourself.

852 days ago
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shewentwhoa    

Who cares?!?! They're all ugly

852 days ago
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Majestik    

Unless the unfamous band has a trademark or copyright on the name, too bad. Go ask Gavin Rossdale what he had to do to take the X off of Bush.

852 days ago
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