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Pharrell Williams Sued By Singer Pink And Victoria's Secret Over His P.Inc Trademark Filing

A trademark has placed Pharrell Williams in legal drama. In April 2024, Pink, also known as Alecia Moore, sued Williams for trademarking “P.Inc” for his music-focused promotional marketing services, Rolling Stone reports. The pop singer’s lawyers are requesting for the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to not authorize his trademark as they claim that it resembles the “PINK” trademark, which court documents show she applied for in 1999 and registered in 2001. Pink’s lawyers also claim that Williams’ trademark has the potential to damage her business and create confusion for her fans as they both operate in the music industry. “[Williams’] P.INC Mark is similar to the PINK Marks in sight, sound, meaning and commercial impression,” the filing wrote, according to Rolling Stone. “[Williams’] and [Pink’s] goods and services are identical and/or closely related. … [Williams] is likely to market and promote its goods through the same channels of trade...

Apr 22, 2024

Pharrell Williams' Black Ambition Awards $3.2M To 36 Entrepreneurs During Demo Day, But Says Mentorship Is The 'Ultimate Goal'

Yet again, Black Ambition has played a pivotal role in strengthening the pathway for Black entrepreneurs.

Nov 13, 2023

Teyana Taylor Says She Didn't Feel Protected While Signed To Pharrell Williams' Label At Age 15

For many people, their first introduction to Teyana Taylor was during her appearance on MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16″ in 2007. For nearly two decades since the episode’s release, the Harlem native has blossomed into one of today’s top multi-hyphenates as a singer, dancer, actress, creative director — you name it. Taylor has found great success in all of her endeavors. However, the early stage of her career as a teenager appears to have started off on rocky ground.

Apr 24, 2023

Pharrell Williams' Black Ambition Announces Its Third Annual Prize Competition To Award $1M

Back in 2022, Felecia Hatcher shared with AfroTech that the 2023 Black Ambition Prize was on its way. Now, she and Pharrell Williams’ nonprofit initiative has returned with not only the prize competition but also a new program for Black and brown entrepreneurs.

Mar 1, 2023

Pharrell Williams Succeeds The Late Virgil Abloh As The Men's Creative Director For Louis Vuitton

Pharrell Williams has been named the newest men’s creative director of Louis Vuitton.

Feb 14, 2023

T.I. Recalls The Time Pharrell Williams Took A Pay Cut To Produce On His Debut Album

Sometimes you just need to take a chance on others. Pharrell Williams applied this advice to support T.I. for his debut album.

Feb 13, 2023

Jamie Turner On Her Reaction To Pharrell Williams Wiping Her $27K Student Loan Bill Out — 'It Was Just Unexpected. I Couldn't Really Breathe'

Jamie Turner was one of five NAACP leaders who recently had their student loan debt cleared by Pharrell Williams.

Sep 19, 2022

After Winning $100K From Pharrell Williams' Black Ambition Prize, These Founders Launched A Browser Extension To Help You Buy Black

After receiving $100,000 from Pharrell Williams’ Black Ambition Prize, a group of peers launched a browser extension to encourage shoppers to buy Black. Courtesy of Shea’d

Sep 16, 2022

Pharrell Williams To Serve As Founder And Co-Chair Of Mighty Dream, A Creative Agency That's 'For Us, By Us'

Many people would consider Pharrell Williams a creative genius, and the music producer is taking that notion and putting it into the community. Williams has partnered with public relations firm Edelman to launch Mighty Dream, a new creative agency.

Sep 14, 2022

Pharrell's Black Ambition Invests In Content Creator Network Trend's $3M Pre-Seed Round

Pharrell Williams has added a new investment to his growing portfolio. The music mastermind’s nonprofit Black Ambition has invested in Trend — a curated content creator network — according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jul 14, 2022

Pharrell Tapped As Doodles NFT Project's Chief Brand Officer

Pharrell Williams’ winning streak continues. This time the legendary producer has been tapped to lead as the chief brand officer of the Doodles NFT project. The news comes on the heels of a successful second installment of his Something in the Water festival during the Juneteenth holiday weekend. It was also just a week after he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside his partner of The Neptunes, Chad Hugo. Now, Decrypt reports that the “Happy” singer will help to build the larger Doodles team “from the core community outward.” Pharrell shared a video statement in which he expressed that he is a “big fan” of Doodles and is happy to also join the company’s board along with his new role.    

Jun 22, 2022

Pharrell's YELLOW Teams Up With Cisco For New Tuition-Free School To Provide Access To Technology

Pharrell is committed to exposing underserved youth to educational opportunities, especially in tech. The music vet’s education equity nonprofit YELLOW has teamed up with Cisco for YELLOWHAB — a microschool set to provide educational tools and technologies — Complex reports.

Jun 16, 2022

Summer Time Vibes: How Pharrell Williams, This Cigar Club, And More Are Launching NFTs To Start The Season

Kandi Burrus’ “legs and hips and body, body” may have the internet in a proverbial chokehold right now just ahead of the summer, but that’s no competition for the viral hype of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Kandi Burruss Rhoa GIF from Kandi Burruss GIFs As we head into Memorial Day weekend activities, we couldn’t leave you without some insight into the latest collections to join the NFT community. Check out the newest NFTs we’ve been watching.

May 27, 2022

Pharrell Williams Speaks On The Potential Power Of Web3: 'It’s Unlocking Something That Is Scaring The System'

Pharrell Williams is taking a look at the bigger picture with the growth of blockchain technology. At VeeCon 2022 — the first-ever NFT -ticketed conference — the music mogul shared with attendees his belief that Web3 could possibly hold the power to create real global change, Decrypt reports.

May 26, 2022