It seems that when The X Factor create their own groups, they do not fully research names enough. Last year’s X Factor winners Little Mix, were originally name Rythmix but had to change their name after it was revealed that there was already a charity with that name.
Not it seems that One Direction may have to change their name, after a US band came out to reveal that they already had the name One Direction before the British boyband were formed. The US One Direction now want the UK One Direction to change their name.
It is claimed that the US One Direction have legal documents, proving that they have had the name One Direction since 2009, which was before the British One Direction were put together on The X Factor. The US One Direction are also seeking £60,000 in damages and want three times the profit made by the British One Direction.
It seems that the US One Direction are trying their luck a little with their demands and the most likely outcome is that they will receive a nice pay off. It seems highly unlikely that the British One Direction will change their name. However, the US One Direction have certainly boosted their profile with this stunt.
Check out the US One Direction below.