الأحد، 6 مايو، 2012
Pair vs. Pair: Pair The App Is Getting Sued By Pair Networks, The Hosting Company
It was less than a week ago that Tenthbit, the developers of the buzzy, new social-networking-app-for-couples (or other partners) Pair, picked up a $4.2 million seed round, money the founders said would be used to expand its mobile development and design teams. Now it looks like some of those funds might also need to go to legal bills. Tenthbit is getting sued by pair Networks, a hosting and domain registration company based in Pittsburgh, for trademark infringement. Tenthbit, meanwhile, has also sued pair Networks, to prevent the other suit from going ahead. Pair Networks is asking for an injunction on Pair the app, as well as "other relief as this Court deems appropriate." Tenthbit argues the two do not compete directly, and would therefore not result in any brand confusion.