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Pancake house takes on prayer group
September 16th, 2010
10:41 AM ET

Pancake house takes on prayer group

IHOP has filed a lawsuit against a church group called the International House of Prayer claiming that the group is illegally using the pancake house's famous acronym.

The legal flap started earlier this month when the International House of Pancakes filed the lawsuit in a federal court in California.

The Kansas City, Missouri-based church group "selected and adopted the International House of Prayer name, knowing it would be abbreviated IHOP. IHOP-KC intended to misappropriate the fame and notoriety of the household name IHOP to help promote and make recognizable their religious organization," the lawsuit says.

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Filed under: Business • Christianity • Courts • Uncategorized

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  1. Zach

    The Christians REALLY meant no harm. Why sue them for a MERE acronym? This is nonsense!

    March 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
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