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One Direction Settle Legal Battle Over Their Name

September 4th, 2012 9:35am EDT

One Direction

British pop stars One Direction 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 hit-makers 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.

Photo Credits: PR Photos , Scope Australia, PacificCoastNews.com


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