Update: PayPal v. Pandora Settlement

Last year I posted about the trademark infringement complaint by PayPal against Pandora, based on Pandora’s rebranded “P” logo that was introduced in October 2016.  See a comparison below of PayPal’s blue “PP” design mark (left) with Pandora’s blue “P” design mark (right). Last November, the parties reached a written settlement agreement and stipulated to dismissal of the lawsuit.  There was some media coverage of the settlement, but no details of the settlement were discussed in the media nor in any comments from the parties. A spokesperson for PayPal commented only that “we have resolved this matter amicably.” Thus it appears the terms of the settlement were confidential. Despite such confidentiality, it has seemed, at least for the past few months, that PayPal was on the winning side of the dispute, as it continued using its blue “P” logo without any changes. Nevertheless, since my post…

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