ONE Direction has won a legal dispute with a US pop-rock group of the same name, who will now re-brand as Uncharted Shores. The two bands issued press release stating that the American outfit would be changing their name, adding that both groups were happy with the outcome. The US-based One Direction tried to sue the British boy band for $1 million in damages and a share of their royalties from The X Factor, but Simon Cowell’s company Syco filed a counter-claim suggesting that the US pop-rockers were trying to make money from One Direction UK’s success. The American group admitted to the BBC that they had received hate mail and even death threats from the UK band’s loyal fan base during the dispute, with Harry Styles and Zayn Malik having insisted publicly that they did not want to change their name. The British five-piece were put together from struggling contestants in X Factor’s 2010 competition, going on to make history when they broke America and became the first British group to top the US Billboard chart with their debut album. One Direction’s second album, Take Me Home, is set for an October release and will see the group take on a rockier sound with ‘heavy guitar and drums’.            –Metro