P!nk Sues Pharrell Williams over Attempt to Trademark P.Inc

Williams's proposed brand name will "cause confusion" with the high-flying pop star's stage name, her legal team argues

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Apr 19, 2024

Earlier this month, it was reported that Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, his partner in the acclaimed production duo the Neptunes, were in a legal dispute over the rights to that name. Hugo had accused Williams of violating their agreement to split all profits evenly by "fraudulently" attempting to gain sole control over the trademarks of the Neptunes. 

It might seem crazy, what I'm 'bout to say, but Williams has found himself embroiled in yet another legal battle. This time, it's high-flying pop star P!nk who has taken issue with Williams's attempt to register a trademark. He's trying to file for the brand name P.Inc, which P!nk's legal team is arguing is "likely to cause confusion, mistake and/or deception" with her stage name, Billboard reports.

The artist born Alecia Moore's company, Lefty Paw Print, filed against Williams's company, PW IP Holdings, at a federal tribunal yesterday (April 18).

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