Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo Battling Over Neptunes Name Rights In Court

Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who make up the infamous beat duo the Neptunes, are now fighting over name rights in a new lawsuit filed by Chad.

Chad’s attorney stated,

Throughout their over thirty-year history, [Hugo] and Williams agreed to, and in fact, have divided all assets.

The documents continued,

By ignoring and excluding [Hugo] from any and all applications filed by applicant for the mark ‘The Neptunes,’ applicant has committed fraud in securing the trademarks and acted in bad faith.

A spokesperson for Pharrell stated,

Pharrell is surprised by this. We have reached out on multiple occasions to share in the ownership and administration of the trademark and will continue to make that offer. The goal here was to make sure a third party doesn’t get a hold of the trademark and to guarantee Chad and Pharrell share in ownership and administration.

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