One Direction Win Battle To Keep Their Name After Reaching Agreement With US Group

4 September 2012, 11:20 | Updated: 4 September 2012, 11:45

The five-piece from across the pond will now be called Uncharted Shores.

One Direction have settled a dispute with a US group of the same name who were threating to sue the former X Factor stars over the right to the name.

A statement has recently been released from both acts explaining they are pleased with the outcome.

The American punk outfit had announced plans to sue Harry, Niall, Louis, Zayn and Liam's group earlier this year when a $1 million lawsuit was filled.

Back in June, it was also reported that the 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars were planning to countersue the US band – who will now be know as Uncharted Shores.

When Simon Cowell's Syco label announced a countersuing of the group  - it was claimed the US group were attempting to make money off the success of the 'One Thing' stars.

Meanwhile, One Direction are currently preparing for their live performance at the MTV Video Music Awards 2012 on Thursday (6th September) where they take to the stage alongside the likes of Rihanna, Taylor Swift and rockers Green Day.

They are up for a trio of awards on the night and recently received a message of support from Manchester United ace Rio Ferdinand who said he would be cheering for the group to win on the night.

The band will also be releasing their new studio album 'Take Me Home' in November with new single dropping later this month.