Apple App Store removes crypto wallet TokenPocket after PayPal complaint

Global payment giant PayPal is going after cryptocurrency wallet TokenPocket over an alleged trademark infringement.

Apple temporarily removed the TokenPocket wallet from the App Store, the company announced Nov. 4. According to the firm, the reason for removal was a complaint from PayPal concerning an alleged trademark issue.

TokenPocket said that they received communications from PayPal over the dispute with their company’s trademark in a letter earlier this year. TokenPocket stressed that they are willing to resolve in a friendly way, and PayPal “has no more replies to this.”

“We attach great importance to this and dispatched professionals to conduct research on both sides’ trademarks, sorting out, and communicating in detail in the form of pictures and texts to explain the differences on both sides’ trademarks,” the company wrote.

TokenPocket did not explicitly mention the exact reason for the complaint. Online users previously noticed that TokenPocket’s logo looked similar to PayPal’s as it had two similar-colored letters placed next to each other. “I was about to open TokenPocket but accidentally click Paypal,” a Reddit user claimed three months ago.

PayPal and TokenPocket logos compared. Source: Reddit

PayPal and TokenPocket did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.

Founded in 2018, TokenPocket is a crypto wallet provider supporting major public blockchains including Bitcoin, Ethereum, the Binance Smart Chain, Polkadot Kusama and others. The firm claims to have “more than tens of millions” of users in more than 200 countries and regions.

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One of the world’s largest payment companies, PayPal debuted cryptocurrency-related services in late 2020.