Monday, June 13, 2011

Great moments in litigation

International House of Pancakes is suing International House of Prayer over the latter's use of the trademark, "IHOP". I suppose if the International House of Prayer has pancake breakfasts on Sunday mornings the issue could get pretty hairy.

In case you need some help telling the difference between the two organizations, here are a couple of tips:
If you do get confused, remember that the International House of Prayer ( is the one that teaches about the End Times and sells copies of 23 Minutes in Hell, a CD on which a gentleman relates the time he spent 23 minutes in Hell and answers your questions about the afterlife (hint: Hell is unpleasant); and the International House of Pancakes ( sells pancakes.
H/T: Overlawyered


Steve Skubinna said...

Reminds me of when the WWF (the treehuggers) threatened to sue the WWF (The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin). Surprisingly, the wrestlers backed down. I would have expected Prince Philip to eat a chair on that one.

Paco said...

I'm surprised to hear that, too. Especially since The Rock is a Republican.

Steve Skubinna said...

That's why WWF (the wrestlers) are the WWE now. But I like the name change - at least they're up front about being "entertainment" instead of pretending to be a sport.