Without releasing any details, Michigan First Credit Union andFirst Michigan Bank said they have resolved a dispute overtrademark infringement.


In a statement, both parties said they "are pleased to announcethat they have amicably resolved their trademark dispute, and allpending judicial and administrative proceedings stemming from thosedisputes have been dismissed."


The $550 million Michigan First filed a trademark suit againstFirst Michigan Bank May 12 saying the bank's name was "in consciousdisregard of Michigan First's trademark rights and creates alikelihood of public confusion, in which consumers seeking MichiganFirst's services will be diverted to the bank, and/or willerroneously believe that the services offered by the bank areoffered, sponsored, or endorsed by Michigan First, when in factthey are not." First Michigan vowed to defend its name, callingMichigan First's claims without merit.


The details of the parties' agreement to drop the trademark suitare, and will remain, confidential, both financial institutionssaid.

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