over a year ago:
The only thing is, there's two One Direction bands, unfortunately. Before the One Direction that we know was created back in 2010, a band of the same name was created here in the U.S.A. If you remember from a little while ago, the U.S. One Direction was having a problem with another band stealing their name. However, the British One Direction in fact didn't copy it--Harry Styles thought it up on his own and because of this, Simon Cowell, The X Factor judge who was with them throughout the whole season and made them famous, legally bought them the name.