Will One Direction Have To Change Their Name?

One Direction fans can breathe a sigh of relief – the band have won a battle to keep their 1D fame following a legal dispute with an American group who share the same name.

Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson had been sued by the California-based group earlier this year, who claimed they had the name first.

Thankfully, good old Simon Cowell came to the rescue and countersued the American band, accusing them of trying to “cash in” on the success of the Brit singers.

Simon formed One Direction on The X Factor back in 2010. So no wonder he’s jumped to their defence.

This means we can keep our One Direction posters and pencil cases then, right? Phew. RM