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...
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Case Title

Pinterest, Inc. v. Pintrips, Inc.


Case Number

3:13-cv-04608

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

Haywood S Gilliam, Jr

Date Filed

October 4, 2013

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