Pharrell Countersues Will.i.am, the Craziest Person Alive
Maybe you have an uncle who mews like a kitty at the sight of milk, or a friend who talks to his feet, and you've thought before that they are the craziest people in the world. But then, you read about some ridiculous shit that Will.i.am is doing, and you know that he, truly, is the most bonkers dude on the planet.
This former Black Eyed Pea megalomaniac fairly recently sued Pharrell for using the term "I Am." This is a real thing, friends. He owns the trademark on being. But just yesterday, Pharrell took action to fight back against the crazy.
The conflict emerged because the Neptune established a YouTube channel entitled "I Am Other." Will has apparently owned the rights to "I Am" since 2001.
In New York on Monday, Pharrell sought a declaratory judgment of non-infringement. "Pharrell says Will is using the 'I Am' is a Seussian way -- as a playfull riff on his own name -- and to hammer home his point, he quotes from Green Eggs and Ham," reports TMZ. Quoting the suit:
In contrast, the I Am Other mark means "I am something else," leaving what that "else" is to the imagination of the consumer. It certainly does not mean "I am Will."
Cause who the hell would want to be that old Grinch Will.i.am?!
When you woke up this morning, or any morning ever, did you think disputing the ownership of defining oneself would be a thing? And more terribly,that the whole legal debacle would be tangentially connected to the late, great Dr. Seuss?
With this, it is clear that Will.i.am too fully embraces the absurdism of Green Eggs and Ham.