One Direction can keep their name

One Direction are allowed to keep their name, after a dispute with the other One Direction.

You’ll struggle to find a person who hasn’t heard of former X Factor contestants One Direction, but did you know there was an American group of the same name?

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

However, Simon Cowell counter sued them and claimed they were trying to cash in on the boys’ new super-fame.

Luckily, One Direction and One Direction have made a deal and everyone is happy – they will both continue to be called One Direction.