Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik & Louis Tomlinson Can Keep The One Direction Name
UK pop stars Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson have been allowed to keep using the name of their boy band and they pulled it off without going to court.
The young UK stars formed the band One Direction and were challenged by a US band with the same name, but have settled a dispute with an American band of the same name after their U.S. counterparts agreed to change their moniker.
The boy band became embroiled in a legal battle over their name after shooting to fame on the U.K. version of The X Factor in 2010.
The American One Direction filed a trademark lawsuit against the What Makes You Beautiful hitmakers and their representatives at Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment and Sony Music, and the Brits subsequently hit back with a countersuit.
However, it has now emerged the dispute has been settled after the California-based singers agreed to change their name to Uncharted Shores.
One Direction will be able to continue without change.
Both parties are said to be happy with the resolution.
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