1D SUES 1D & 1D Countersues

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TMZ said: “First off … there are 2 bands called One Direction. Second off … the unfamous One Direction sued the famous One Direction for allegedly jacking the name. Third off … now the famous One Direction is countersuing the unfamous One Direction, saying the famous band had the name first. The famous band now claims it has achieved “global fame and success” and some local knock-off is now trying to ride its coattails. The unfamous One Direction begs to differ. That’s pretty much it.” Who do YOU think will win? Photos: TMZ

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  • Anonymous

    I want to cut Harry’s hair.

  • Anonymous

    idrc i just have a thing for the asian dude
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  • Anonymous

    What do y’all mean by look-a-likes? The non-famous One Direction looks nothing like the famous One Direction, js. And, the non-famous ones really need to cough up some legal contracts of when they created their name. They could win the case, even if they aren’t famous (it happened to Bobby Valentino, who now goes by Bobby V because he lost the case).

  • Anonymous

    Ok… First what the f**k is this bullshit?! The famous One Direction band became gained popularity after the end of X-Factor and their name wasn’t chosen by them! Second .. have they ever thaught that these unfamous One Direction could be just bluffering. -_- Is there actually any proof that they used the name first?! Because for me this is all about the attention because I have never heard about this band in my life. The funniest part is that they claim that their band was founded a couple of years ago. Don’t you think that somehow, someone in the entire universe would have heard of them?! Also “öur boys” made the One Direction band famous. Everybody knows them and their liked by many teenagers around the world. For me this is just another ridiculous story just like the woman claiming that she has Bieber’s baby. -_- People need to find a life!!!

  • Cami

    lololoolol
    omg
    ummm
    The famous 1D will “win” for me.
    I mean, I don’t think the unfamous 1d payed for the copyright, and OBVIOUSLY, famous 1D did!
    If not, they would have been noticed that there was already a copyright to the name “One Direction”
    So, in my opinion what the unfamous 1d is doing, it’s pointless.

  • duckyhoward15

    CrazyMe said:

    i think the unfamous is just seeking for fame the famouse one was formed back in 2010 why they didn’t come out and say that while the band was still in X factor they only came out when they found the huge success of the boys so the unfamous are just losers
    ==========================
    totally agree with you

  • Anonymous

    ok so?, the name might be theirs if they can prove it, but they wont be able to use it artistically and honestly, sounds pretty bad to me to make the famous 1d take their name away just because. So all comes down to money in the end, and they’ll get it. What they won’t get is fans, because this is such a loser attitude.

  • l?veislouder

    ok so?, the name might be theirs if they can prove it, but they wont be able to use it artistically and honestly, sounds pretty bad to me to make the famous 1d take their name away just because. So all comes down to money in the end, and they’ll get it. What they won’t get is fans, because this is such a loser attitude.
    ————
    Uh, if the name is theirs, they would be able to use it. Maybe U.K. One Direction’s fans won’t take to it, or people will assume U.S. One Direction is U.K. One Direction based on name alone, but they will be able to use it. They probably won’t, just to avoid confusion (if they have logic). It may “sound pretty bad” to make U.K. One Direction change their name, especially if U.S. One Direction logically shouldn’t use it, but it’s a matter of principle; you wouldn’t want someone making money off something that was your idea first, it’s the same thing here.

  • SmellsLikeTeenSpirt

    Well, in fairness, if the US had the name first,by right they should win and UK should pay and change thier name.Simple as.It’s not about who is more popular or who is “famous” and “unfamous”. If the tables were turned and this was the other way round all you fangirls would have a very different mindset. Get of your high horses and except that they may be at fault here.

  • l?veislouder

    Well, in fairness, if the US had the name first,by right they should win and UK should pay and change thier name.Simple as.It’s not about who is more popular or who is “famous” and “unfamous”. If the tables were turned and this was the other way round all you fangirls would have a very different mindset. Get of your high horses and except that they may be at fault here.
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    This! I’m as much a fan as the next girl, but what’s fair is fair, and what’s the law is the law. I don’t think they’re “at fault”, as I don’t believe (nor do I think anyone else believes) they purposely stole a lesser-known band’s name, but if U.S. One Direction did, indeed, have it first, they have the rights to it.

  • Cami

    SmellsLikeTeenSpirt said:
    Well, in fairness, if the US had the name first,by right they should win and UK should pay and change thier name.Simple as.It’s not about who is more popular or who is “famous” and “unfamous”. If the tables were turned and this was the other way round all you fangirls would have a very different mindset. Get of your high horses and except that they may be at fault here.

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    Also, there’s another reality, which is business.
    If UK One Direction copyrighted the name first, they win. To copyright a name, you need money, and I don’t think USA 1D has it, they’re not even famous in usa… I don’t know maybe, I’m wrong and they do have the money, but they never thought they would need to copyright their name…
    But, if there was a copyrighted name with “One Direction”, UK 1D would have been noticed (I mean we are talking about a big managment over here!) about this and they wouldn’t have been able to copyrighted it anyways (and of course UK 1D name copyrighted)…..
    Sorry for my poor english, btw!

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  • Anonymous

    as much as I don’t like one directon. I’m on thier side for this.

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  • Anonymous

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  • dilemma

    1)dying at the tag “Random dudes” hahhahah
    2)but seriously who had the name first ? we need legal documentation here if possible
    3)I love how zayn,niall and liam have look-a-likes in the unfamous 1D rofl

  • dilemma

    Anonymous said:

    LOL both band looks like each other this is hilarious and ofcourse famous one will win …famous one always win
    this is an ugly fact …its like the problem with JB between justin bieber and jonas brothers
    did justin stoped no did fans stop using jb for justin? no And every one know that jb first used for jonas brothers
    OK …so famous one win …the end

    ——-

    JB is justin’s initials,he can’t help it.He didn’t steal anything
    James Bond and Jack Black can also be called “JB”

    anyway,the sad thing about this 1Dx2 drama is that,if the unfamous ones are doing this to use the UK 1D’s success for their own exposure,then they’re already on their way.Oceanup has 2 posts about them so far

  • Anonymous

    LOL famous will will…. of course

  • Anonymous

    even if the unfamous sue them and want to use the name they wont be able, the famous ones are already too famous!

  • l?veislouder

    Jun 22, 2012 @ 01:14 pm
    Anonymous said:
    even if the unfamous sue them and want to use the name they wont be able, the famous ones are already too famous!
    ————-
    That’s irrelevant. If they can prove they had their name first by legal documentation, the name is theirs. However, I was under the impression that Simon had given the non-famous One Direction “shut up and go away” money and they accepted; that’s a legal contract. They can’t go back on it without legal repercussions.

  • oceanUP.

    you have to admit, the one on the far right is not bad looking in the unfamous band lol.

  • Anonymous

    GUYS !!!! who remembers the band “Blue” ? it was a UK band.Their songs were the shit likw “all rise”(makes me cry) and “fly by”.If you don’t know them give them a try.OH,OH the memories

    ps: I read that they’re working with bruno mars for a comeback album

  • Smilerz

    Such losers. Can’t wait until they become irrelevant again and Miley can take their spot.

  • Anonymous

    SmellsLikeTeenSpirt said:
    Well, in fairness, if the US had the name first,by right they should win and UK should pay and change thier name.Simple as.It’s not about who is more popular or who is “famous” and “unfamous”. If the tables were turned and this was the other way round all you fangirls would have a very different mindset. Get of your high horses and except that they may be at fault here.
    ————-
    Unfortunately, this is not going to happen.

  • BrokenArrow

    unfamous band need to stfu

  • Lina

    let’s be serious, if this band decided on the name before 1D UK, then why didn’t they sue them when they were in X FACTOR ? or when they started ?
    no they just waited until the UK band became super famous ! :/
    I think it’s GOOD that the UK band is sueing them ! :D

  • adorkabledanni

    Gee, I dunno Oceanup. Seeing as (the real) One Direction probably has all the money to pay for lawyers for the case and because they are SUPER famous, I have a feeling the FAMOUS one direction will win…
    And honestly, since they are countersueing, I guarantee you the unfamous One Direction will drop the charges. I’m sure they were just in it to hopefully get some money.

  • EvanescenceDemon

    Um..

  • CrazyMe

    i think the unfamous is just seeking for fame the famouse one was formed back in 2010 why they didn’t come out and say that while the band was still in X factor they only came out when they found the huge success of the boys so the unfamous are just losers

  • NiallsFood

    unfamous are just needs to stop. No, everyone loves One Direction UK. The US one just needs to stop, their embarrassing themselves. We never knew about the US one and their not that famous as the UK one. They act like it’s a big deal,the us one

  • Anonymous

    why is zayn in both bands?
    the guy in the bottom picture, second to last on the right looks like zayn.

  • Viktoreyah

    why is zayn in both bands?
    the guy in the bottom picture, second to last on the right looks like zayn.

    _____________

    LOL I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING.

  • Anonymous

    The unfamous band have a Liam, Zayn and Niall hair lookalikes, they could just form a tribute band. xD

  • Anonymous

    LOL both band looks like each other this is hilarious and ofcourse famous one will win …famous one always win
    this is an ugly fact …its like the problem with JB between justin bieber and jonas brothers
    did justin stoped no did fans stop using jb for justin? no And every one know that jb first used for jonas brothers
    OK …so famous one win …the end

  • Anonymous

    No hun. JB was first used for Jack Black. He used it wildly for his rock persona in Tenacious D. It was a PERSONAL initial, not like fan-assigned initials like for Jonas Brothers and Justin Bieber.

  • Anonymous

    The Famous 1D!!!

  • SoRawSUgAr

    I don’t KNOW what I think OceanUp, What do YOU think?

    -eyeroll-

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