Pinterest Business Model Cannot Be Trademarked.

Discussion in 'Travel Industry News' started by d360, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. d360

    d360 Administrator

    Travel website Pintrips has won a trademark infringement lawsuit filed by social media giant Pinterest. Pinterest can't force Pintrips to change names. A judge sided with the much smaller Pintrips, deciding the art of 'pinning' is a universal action both in the online and real world and cannot be trademarked by a business.

    Pinterest had demanded Pintrips change its name and end any reference to 'pinning.' Pinterest claimed it 'causes confusion among consumers and implies a connection, affiliation or sponsorship that does not exist.'

    Considering Pinterest is rife with copyright infringement thats good justice!
  2. train2london

    train2london New Member

    how bold of pinterest to claim infringement of the word "pin" so I guess anyone using the word pin is infringing on pinterest's rights?I don't think so...then again, we know facebook did a similar thing years back so hey, fair play.

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