IHOP pancake chain drops suit against IHOP church

The International House of Pancakes restaurant chain, known as IHOP, has ended its trademark infringement lawsuit against the International House of Prayer, citing “on-going mediation discussions” with the church.

IHOP had accused the church of choosing a name it knew would be abbreviated IHOP, with the intent of trading on the fame and reputation of the restaurant chain, which has used the acronym in marketing since 1973.

IHOP, the chain, voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit on December 21, according to a filing in federal court in Los Angeles, Reuters reports.

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