Pharrell Williams Sues Iceberg Over Trademark Dispute
Rapper/producer Pharell Williams' Ice Cream clothing line is locked in a court battle against clothing company Ice and Iceberg.
The rapper filed a lawsuit against the Gilmar Group, the company the owns the popular Iceberg brand.
According to the New York Post, Pharrell is suing the Gilmare Group because the company has blocked a trademark application for the rapper's Ice Cream clothing line.
Gilmare believes that Pharrell's brands name is too similar to their own and could confuse customers.
In Pharrell's lawsuit, lawyers for the rapper countered, claiming that the word "cream" - which means money - "creates a vastly different sound, appearance, meaning and overall commercial impression."
Iceberg is a company that was founded in Italy in 1962 and opened its first showroom in New York in 1991.
Pharrell Williams launched his Ice Cream collection in 2004, along with his other brand, Billionaire Boys Club.
The brands help him earn over $13 million dollars from 2009-2010, according to data recently released by Forbes.