Court Finds “Pinning” On the Internet To Be Fair Use

speedplane writes: Pinterest has always aggressively defended their trademarks, but in 2013, they launched a trademark lawsuit against Pintrips, a travel planning startup that allows users to “pin” and share information about flights. Yesterday, however, a federal court issued a major ruling against Pinterest finding that “pinning” is a feature, not a trademark, and therefore is fair use. This seems to bode well for the many other “pinning” sites on the internet.


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