In May, PayPal sued Pandora claiming the music streaming company deliberately patterned the app branding that it introduced in late 2016 on the PayPal double 'P' trademark. The lawsuit claimed that Pandora's blue 'P' was "unlawfully similar" to that of PayPal.
The PayPal trademark infringement lawsuit claimed that consumers were so confused by the similar logos — as evidenced by 20 examples of Tweets on the topic — that its customers were actually opening the wrong app on their smartphones. At the time of the lawsuit, the New York Post cited one Tweet that said: “I was a little confused when I opened PayPal and Barenaked Ladies started playing.”
PayPal has used its blue double 'P' logo since 2014. Take alook at the two logos side-by-side:
Now, as reported by World Intellectual Property Review, the two parties have reached a settlement. According to a PayPal spokesperson: “We have resolved this matter amicably.”