But the flapjack-making restaurant chain has dropped its lawsuit against a religious group that calls itself the International House of Prayer.
Rather than continue its trademark-dilution and infringement suit against the Kansas City, Mo., church that goes by the moniker "IHOP-KC," the pancake purveyors have agreed to seek an out-of-court settlement with the worship center, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In court documents filed at U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, the breakfast chain initially contended that by appropriating its 38-year-old "IHOP" acronym, the religious group caused "great and irreparable injury and confuses the public."
That said, the pancake makers did not seek monetary damages from the church, which is known for hosting a 24/7 prayer and worship meeting and "preparing for the unique dynamics of the end times."
Citing "ongoing mediation with the defendants," the International House of Pancakes withdrew its suit on Dec. 21.
A spokesman for the pancake makers told the paper that both sides have agreed to not discuss the case publicly.