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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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16.

Faye    

I've never heard of either of them.

664 days ago
17.

DaveT    

Article was as easy to understand as the way our uncle used to give directions...."you drive up the right side of the dirt road that's located on the left side of the west hills just a holler over from the east bridge turn off, when you get to the fork in the road take the road that's pointing north unless you're standing facing the south fork then turn around and head back because you went too far."

664 days ago
18.

Bubbles The Chimp    

What is the difference. They both suck.

664 days ago
19.

cass    

Since when did 'fame' someone/people to infringe on another just because they aren't as famous?

Original band should win this easily. They are just trying to dry them out by means of $bling$ to win.

664 days ago
20.

Kari    

BigD--good response to my comment!

664 days ago
21.

Criss    

Holy Moses, they're cloning boy bands! One of them even kinda looks like Justin Timberlake!

664 days ago
22.

Criss    

Wasn't this Boy Band nonsense supposed to be all done and over with in the late '90s?
Personally, I think the last good boy band was the Jackson 5.

664 days ago
23.

Leslie    

One thing I am certain of is that the members of these two bands go in BOTH directions. Bazinga!

664 days ago
24.

craig    

They all hold hands and skip down the street to the same unfamous beat

664 days ago
25.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

You're just pulling our leg, aren't you? It's two pictures of the same five random patrons in Harvey's favourite gay bar, right?

664 days ago
26.

ManiacalZebra    

I keep hearing the name, but I still have no idea who EITHER band is.

664 days ago
27.

CLINT    

Stupid boy bands with dumb looking haircuts. Ugh!! Thought this silly craze was over with.

664 days ago
28.

AyeJay    

The Asian in the bottom picture looks so out of place, I literally LOL'd.

664 days ago
29.

mulan    

the famous One Direction look way better lol

664 days ago
30.

Laraine Guntley    

Sounds a bit familiar, same thing happened to the original 'Blue' who were around long before Duncan and his crew

664 days ago
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