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The word around is that copy whosoever you may, just leave the PayPal logo alone. They will notice you; they will wait for you to correct yourself, and then they will burn you to ashes. Paytm didn’t pay heed to it, and now the poor Pandora logo will redesign itself through the legal route.
Simply put, the digital payment company’s contention is that Pandora’s giant blue “P,” unveiled in October 2016, apes their logo. PayPal believes that the internet radio company willfully mimicked the logo to look like their firm’s ‘PP’ logo. More damagingly, it is confusing the customers who are opening or downloading the wrong app due to the uncanny logo similarities.
“I was a little bemused when I tapped on PayPal, and Achy Breaky Heart started playing,” one PayPal user tweeted.
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The tweet was a part of more than 20 social media posts included as exhibits in PayPal’s legal charge claiming trademark infringement as well as dilution. The suit, filed in Manhattan federal court, on May 19, 2017, states that the similarities between the PayPal logo and Pandora logo have dramatically hampered the users’ experience. The lawsuit further elaborates that Pandora was well aware of the logo similarities – which are blue and white color and the usage of capital “P” – since the PayPal option is on their checkout page.
Also, because of the similar logo pattern, confusion is having a field day among digital payment app customers, with some wondering whether PayPal bought out Pandora.
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Moreover, PayPal asserts that courtesy Pandora’s counterfeited logo they are already losing customers. It is because even a fraction of delay in using PayPal’s payments platform irks the customers, and diminishes the app’s credibility among its large customer and merchant’s base.
It is pertinent to mention that several trade experts voiced their concern about the glaring logo similarities when the Pandora logo unveiled itself last fall.
The California-based money transfer firm proclaims that they tried working out the problem gentlemanly but to no avail. Therefore, they had to take the legal recourse to protect the exclusivity of the PayPal logo.