IHOP (pancakes) drops lawsuit against IHOP (prayers)

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International House of Prayer may get to keep its acronym ... or not.
  • International House of Prayer may get to keep its acronym ... or not.

The International House of Pancakes' trademark-infringement lawsuit against the International House of Prayer is over.

The Los Angeles Times reported that IHOP (pancakes) was settling the lawsuit out of court with IHOP (prayer). Pancakes dropped its lawsuit on December 21, citing "ongoing mediation with the defendants."

So is someone getting paid? Hard to tell. Now, no one's really talking about the case.



Via the LA Times:

[Patrick] Lenow, a spokesman with IHOP parent company DineEquity Inc.,

declined to discuss the company's expected remedies for the six claims

of trademark infringement, or a timeline, for the matter to be resolved.

"We have agreed with House of Prayer not to publicly discuss the case,"

Lenow said in an e-mail.

In September, the pancake house sued the prayer nuts, accusing them of copyright infringement and of causing

"great and irreparable injury and damage" to the pancake house's name. From the Times' report, it doesn't appear that the prayer house ever answered the lawsuit in court.

Too bad nutbag Lou Engle didn't rant about it last night.

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