AUSTIN -- Austin-based vacation rental site, Homeaway, is suing upstart rival Airbnb for trademark infringement.
Homeaway's logo prominently features a birdhouse, and the company uses birdhouses as its mascot.
Last week Airbnb launched a $2 million ad campaign also featuring a birdhouse.
Homeaway alleges Airbnb's CEO has visited their Austin offices several times and borrowed heavily from its birdhouse mark for their San Francisco-based business.
Airbnb officials declined to comment on the allegations.