Pintrips Can't Escape Pinterest Trademark Suit

Law360, San Francisco (February 13, 2014, 7:24 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss Pinterest Inc.'s lawsuit accusing Pintrips Inc. of infringing its trademark, saying the question of whether Pintrips is precluded from using the word "pin" requires deeper factual analysis than it has so far received.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Seeborg said he wasn't inclined to dispose of the case until Pinterest's argument that Pintrips is infringing its commonlaw right to the word "Pin," and Pintrips' argument that the term is too generic for any company to control, are fleshed out.

"Whether the term is generic is an intensely fact-based question. I don't think it's...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Related Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Subscribers Only

Case Number

Subscribers Only


Subscribers Only

Nature of Suit

Subscribers Only


Subscribers Only

Date Filed

Subscribers Only

Law Firms

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!