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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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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tippy katz    

Im racist? haha you idiot.

377 days ago
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Marcus    

Will is a douchebag and a wannabe. A total light weight. He's only talented in his own mind. He can't touch Pharrell's swag and genius.

377 days ago
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Kartrashian Klown    

OUCH!

377 days ago
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tippy katz    

Grouchy is racist! RACIST!!!!!

377 days ago
20.

Truth    

HA! PHARRELL GOT THIS EGOTISTICAL IDIOT, POINT BLANK! PERIOD. WAT I'VE BEEN SAYIN ALL ALONG... WILL.I.AM IS LIKE BEYAAWWNCE... 2 SWAGGER JACKERS WORSHIPPED BY ROSE COLORED WEARING DELUSIONAL 5150 STANS. #TRUTH!!

377 days ago
21.

Shjsajjjjj    

They both have terrible music. I hate listen to there **** on the radio. They play the same ****ing songs over & over again.

377 days ago
22.

worldclass    

Pharrell is also a known copyright violator so I have no idea where he's getting off saying any of that. Fact of the matter is if he was so creative he'd just make up another 3 word name for his youtube channel. He's no less petty in this situation

377 days ago
23.

jiffymackk    

Will.I.Am compared to Pharrell is like comparing Glass Joe to Tyson! You can't f**k with the greatest. Team Pharrell!

377 days ago
24.

rlemons    

Agreed

377 days ago
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rcytrcy01@yahoo.com    

William needs to get over himself. I'm with Pharrell.

377 days ago
26.

lili    

Will I am has better music, the music pharrell is producing sounds hella stupid

377 days ago
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Mponjoli malakasuka    

Pharrell williams and Will I.AM Dr Seuss coming after you

377 days ago
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Jericho Morton    

St Paul used the term "I am" in the bible. Little Willy going after that too?

377 days ago
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burning_plastic    

YES! Swill I Am is ****ing bull**** and Pharrelll is a genius.

376 days ago
30.

Miki    

As a member of the public, I'm NOT confused by Will.I.Am and IAMOTHER. Clearly used in separate ways with different meanings; even used differently. And besides, didn't God refer to himself as "I Am" with Moses? Sorry, WIll.I.Am, you can't put a trademark on two words "I am" used in this context . . . at least I don't think it should be possible. Both should be at peace with your accomplishments.

244 days ago
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