Liz Gannes

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Path Doesn’t Want Pinterest to Trademark Its Logo Lookalike “P”

Path has been granted an extension by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to challenge Pinterest’s trademarking of a stylized “P,” as seen in its app logo, reports TechCrunch.

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Pinterest, Path, Phillies. Now scramble and try again.

The problem? The little red-and-white P with a mullet flourish looks an awful lot like Path’s logo, too.

But, as people have pointed out on Quora and elsewhere, both P’s also bear a close resemblance to the Philadelphia Phillies baseball logo, which surely dates back further than two little Internet apps.

Anyway, the fact that Path has gotten the extension doesn’t mean it will formally oppose the mark or win, but it’s the first step in that direction.

And if you’ve gotten your P’s scrambled, Pinterest is the service for saving stuff, Path is the app for sharing stuff, and the Phillies are fourth in the NL East.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik