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P!nk Sues Pharrell Over P.Inc Trademark

Concerning his proposed P.Inc. trademark, P!nk has filed a lawsuit against Pharrell Williams.

According to Rolling Stone mag, attorneys for the superstar chanteuse have sued Williams, citing the brand name’s similarity to her stage name.

Filed on P!nk’s behalf, the legal paperwork confirms that she officially registered the ‘PINK’ trademark in 2001, and they now believe that Williams’ attempt to use a comparable brand name could harm her business.

The legal document states “P.Inc mark is similar to the PINK marks in sight, sound, meaning and commercial impression.” “(The) goods and services are identical and/or closely related. … (P.Inc) is likely to market and promote its goods through the same channels of trade and to the same consumers as (P!nk).”

Born Alecia Moore, P!nk’s lawyers have asked the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to consider their appeal.

About her pseudonym that was initially born out of an embarrassing moment at camp, but later came to life as a reference to a Reservoir Dogs character, in a 2001.CNN interview P!nk said  “It’s just a nickname that’s been following me my whole life,” she told

Not the first lawsuit filled against Pharrell, the superstar singer/songwriter/producer is currently in a legal battle with his former Neptunes partner Chad Hugo, after Hugo accused Williams of seeking sole control over the group’s trademarks without consulting him. 

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Author: Al Denté

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