One Direction Win The Battle To Keep Their Name

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Back in April, One Direction found themselves in the middle of a $1 million lawsuit over their name. A California based band already had the same name and they took Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Entertainment and Sony Music to court for trademark infringement.

The band wasn’t worried when asked about the lawsuit and it turns out they had no need to be.

“We’re not changing our name,” Zayn Malik told an Australian interviewer. “We don’t know what’s going to happen but we’re not changing our name.”

The British boy band recently settled the suit and according to the BBC the American group will now be known as Uncharted Shores. While there has been no official report as to how much money the American group did receive, one thing is clear: One Direction fans everywhere are relieved.

While One Direction may be the winners in this case, their latest battle finds them head to head with Justin Bieber for the Most Share-Worthy Video at this Thursday’s MTV Video Music Awards.

This race has the two acts separated by a mere 300,000 votes, MTV News reports. Since voting began last week over 43 million votes have been cast with 1D’s “What Makes You Beautiful” in the lead with 22.1 million votes and Bieber’s “Boyfriend” close behind with 21.8 million votes.

Both bands have taken to Twitter to urge fans to vote, whether it’s Bieber enticing them through shirtless photos or all five One Direction members asking for votes on Twitter, the win will be a close one.

Who do you think will be the winner for Most Share-Worthy Video? Let us know in the poll!

-Annie Reuter, CBS Local 

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