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One Direction settle name dispute

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 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.