Pinterest has lost two lawsuits, one in the UK and one in the US, which it used to try and force companies to stop using the word “pin” in their applications. Pinterest has been fighting multiple companies for quite some time now, trying to force everyone to stop using the word “pin”.

This just goes to show how important it is to protect your brand from the outset but also to ensure that the brand you choose is distinctive.

Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2015/10/26/pinterest-lost-the-pin-trademark-battle/#ixzz3pxvz8Oz2