The International House of Pancakes has taken on the International House of Prayer in a lawsuit charging trademark infringement over the use of the IHOP acronym. IHOP is seeking an injunction to stop the Kansas City, Mo.-based religious organization, which also calls itself IHOP, from using the name. The chain contends that the prayer group has intentionally attempted to trade on the name it made famous, and that guests are confused. “We’ve been asking them for some time to ...

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