Rooty Tooty Praise the Lord: Prayer and Pancakes Make Peace
A Pasadena-based ministry with a short-stack of outposts in California and Missouri has had a lawsuit brought against them by a famous Glendale-based pancake restaurant dropped, according to the News-Press. The International House of Pancakes is no longer pursuing a suit accusing the Pasadena International House of Prayer of trademark infringement, and will work out a resolution outside the courtroom in mediation.
IHOP (the breakfast-centric one) filed suit against PIHOP (the worship-centric one) in September, "alleging it misappropriated IHOP trademarks with its website, ihop.org, and in signs and events," at many of their locations.
IHOP has been around since 1958, though they did not start using the acronym until 1973; PIHOP was founded in 1999. The ministry did not file a response to the suit in court, and this week none of their representatives were able to be reached for comment. Neither International Houses are speaking publicly about the case.