Homeaway sues rival for trademark infringement

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by KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 1:23 PM

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.

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