Pintrips Wants Ruling That Pinterest Doesn't Own 'Pin' Marks

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 6:00 PM EST) -- Travel-planning website Pintrips Inc. lodged a counter-complaint Friday against Pinterest Inc., seeking a declaratory judgment that the fast-growing social media site cannot claim the terms “pin” or “pin it” as trademarks.

The filing came amid an infringement suit from Pinterest — a network of image-sharing “pinboards” — that claims Pintrips specifically chose its name to tread on the popularity of the bigger site. Pintrips moved to toss the suit earlier this year on the grounds that “pin” is merely a generic term for attaching an item...
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