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Several credit unions facing trademark lawsuits. Several credit unions facing trademark lawsuits. (Source: Shutterstock)

At least five credit unions across the country are tussling in federal court over allegations that their names and slogans are too similar to competitors’ trademarks — or in some cases, over allegations that the competitors are the ones infringing on credit union trademarks, according to court documents.

Over the past 24 months, San Diego-based San Diego County Credit Union; Meridian, Idaho-based Capital Educators Federal Credit Union; Harrisburg, Penn.-based Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union; Louisville, Ky.-based Park Community Credit Union and Texarkana, Texas-based Red River Employees Federal Credit Union have all filed court papers.

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