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Hot off the griddle

IHOP, the restaurant, is no longer mixing it up with IHOP, the church. The restaurant chain dropped a trademark infringement lawsuit against the Kansas City, Mo.-based International House of Prayer in December.

IHOP restaurant spokesperson Patrick Lenow said the pancake purveyor voluntarily dismissed its suit in hopes of "resolving this matter amicably."

In the lawsuit filed in September in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, the restaurant claimed church leaders "intended to misappropriate the fame and notoriety" of IHOP to promote their church, well, like hotcakes.


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