IHOP sues Missouri prayer center over use of same acronym
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 | 7:48 a.m. CDT;
updated 11:35 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 15, 2010
KANSAS CITY — The IHOP restaurant is suing a Kansas City-based religious group that uses the same acronym.
The International House of Pancakes sued the International House of Prayer last week in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles for trademark dilution and infringement.
The lawsuit says the restaurant chain has six registered trademarks for the IHOP acronym.
The religious group started 10 years ago in south Kansas City. It has drawn thousands of people from around the world and broadcasts through a live stream in Jerusalem.
The Kansas City Star reports that the restaurant chain says the religious group's use of the IHOP logo “confuses the public.”
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