A U.S. band by the name of One Direction is suing boy band One Direction because they claim they have rights to the “One Direction” name. Apparently the U.S. band has been using the name since 2009, a whole year before members of the boy band even auditioned for X Factor where they were discovered. The U.S. band is suing for $1 million in damages and a cut of One Directions profits. One Direction says a name change is not going to happen. Looks like they will fighting this out in court.
Smart thing to do in this situation is to pay the band off and move on, they probably make a Million a week so whats one weeks work.