PayPal starts trademark battle with Pandora

Paypal starts trademark battle with Pandora

PayPal starts trademark battle with Pandora

 

PayPal has now started a trademark battle with Pandora, who’s new “P” logo is often mistaken for Paypal’s three-year-old “PP” logo.  

The music streaming company Pandora, who launched their new logo back in October 2016, has now been sued by Paypal who states that their logo is “unlawfully similar” to their own logo and harms the PayPal user experience by causing PayPal users to accidentally open the wrong app. 

In their lawsuit, PayPal submitted a lot of social media postings from their users, many of which expressed frustration at opening the wrong app and how confusing the similarities between PayPal and Pandora’s logos are.  Pandora and PayPal are very different services, though it highlights the importance that these companies place on the screen “real estate” on the mobile devices of their users. 
 
PayPal has already contacted Pandora and asked them to change their logo design alongside an 110-page list of social media posts that where users expressed confusion regarding the similarities of both logos. At this time Pandora has not commented on this lawsuit.  

  

Paypal starts trademark battle with Pandora

 

In this trademark infringement lawsuit, PayPal wants a federal judge to stop Pandora from using their current logo. PayPal also seeks for Pandora to pay PayPal’s legal fees and damages to punish the company for infringing on their trademarked logo design.

  

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