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Pharrell to Will.i.am

Give It Up, Bitch

You're Nothin Like Me

10/14/2013 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The gloves are off in Pharrell WIlliams' trademark war with Will.i.am -- Pharrell now says Will.i.am is DREAMING if he thinks he's up to the "Get Lucky" singer's level ... because he's not even close.

As we reported, Will.i.am filed a lawsuit against Pharrell over the trademark "I Am" ... after Pharrell attempted to stake his claim on a YouTube channel called "I Am Other."

In his docs, Will.i.am suggested users might get confused over the "I Am" name because he and Pharrell have both "achieved great distinction" in the hip hop world, each releasing mega hits ... and working with the industry's top professionals.

But Pharrell has fired back ... saying that's utter BS ... Will.i.am hasn't achieved the same distinction at all. As a result, Pharrell argues there would be zero confusion about who's really behind the "I Am Other" channel.

What's more, Pharrell says Will.i.am's track record for copyright infringement is embarrassing ... saying Will.i.am's been a defendant in nearly a dozen infringement lawsuits (including song stealing).

For these reasons, Pharrell wants Will.i.am's lawsuit thrown out of court ... so he can use the phrase "I Am Other" with zero repercussions. He also wants Will.i.am to pay for his lawyers.

Will.i.am's rep had no comment.

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1.

JJ    

I think Dr Seuss should sue, says Sam I am.

353 days ago
2.

Crazy Cat Lady    

"JJ - I think Dr Seuss should sue, says Sam I am." LOL! Yes!

Don't stop there, though Will.i.am - you also need to sue the God, quoted here in Exodus 3:14 - "And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM..." Homeboy said it way before you were ever born, son!

You'd better sue Popeye, too - that whole "I Yam What I Yam" thing, you know.

Get busy!

353 days ago
3.

zaxxon    

Pharrell rules!!

353 days ago
4.

static    

Two lightweights nobody cares.

353 days ago
5.

Lauren    

Been a fan of Pharrell for ten years now. Definitely the more talented of the two.
William, (I refuse to say it the ridiculous way he does) got lucky in a band, that's it. His songs all sounds the same, synthesized and crap.

353 days ago
6.

JL    

SAM IS SUING BOTH OF YOU.

GREEN EGGS & HAM ANYONE?

353 days ago
7.

darkhorse91    

Will, get over yourself.

353 days ago
8.

NOT ELMO    

Pharrell to Will.i.am
Give It Up, Bitch
You're Nothin Like Me.................i hear they are lovers

353 days ago
9.

mwen    

What a dumb lawsuit

353 days ago
10.

Nickylala    

William (i also refuse to say it like him) is such a giant D-bag. Seriously you loser go make one of your ridiculous cars that you'll be selling for pennies on the dollar in a few years to fight bankruptcy. No talent @$$ clown, your music sucks. such garbage that will be forgotten. Im not some huge pharrel fan, but at least the dude actually has talent, way out of his league

353 days ago
11.

Monksolo    

Pharell's singing sounds like Adam Sandler's singing

353 days ago
12.

Mikey    

Thats as stupid a Flo Rida

or Al Abama>

Al Aska

Ari Zona

I.Da,Ho

I.O.Wa

Ken Tucky

Lou Isiana

Mary Land

Mic Higan

Missi Ssippi

Nev Ada


Just choose one of these stupid names instead.

353 days ago
13.

DumbingDown    

Blacks and their Grand Canyon egos.

353 days ago
14.

joy    

Team pharell

353 days ago
15.

Italia    

Both are great songwriters. Pharrell wrote that bad azz movie scores to "Despicable Me" movies and Will.I.Am wrote the movie scores to the "Madagascar" movies. Both geniuses.

353 days ago
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