06/27/2013 09:08 am ET

Will.I.Am's Lawsuit Against Pharrell Denied By Will On Twitter


News broke this week that Black Eyed Peas alum Will.I.Am was taking producer and N.E.R.D. rapper Pharrell to court over copyright infringement. He reportedly sued Pharrell on the basis of Pharrell's "i am OTHER" brand infringing on a copyright Will has on the phrase "I AM."

A court document obtained by Rolling Stone claims that Pharrell's "registration of the mark . . . is likely to dilute the I AM mark and the WILL.I.AM mark."

"I am disappointed that Will, a fellow artist, would file a case against me," Pharrell said in a statement to Rolling Stone. "I am someone who likes to talk things out and, in fact, I attempted to do just that on many occasions. I am surprised in how this is being handled and I am confident that Will's trademark claims will ultimately be found to be as meritless and ridiculous as I do."

Will.I.Am is now denying the lawsuit, taking to Twitter to claim he never sued Pharrell. He also used the opportunity to promote his charity work. No word as to whether Will has officially dropped the lawsuit.

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