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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.

PinterestPathPhillies

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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