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Copy of Elevate FCU's Certificate of Trademark from the State of Utah. Copy of Elevate FCU’s Certificate of Trademark from the State of Utah.

A Utah-based credit union has asked a U.S. District Court to make a Colorado credit union back off of alleged threats to sue for trademark infringement, according to a court complaint filed earlier this month.

In the filing, the Brigham City, Utah-based Elevate Federal Credit Union claimed that the Boulder, Colo.-based Elevations Credit Union has repeatedly threatened to sue after the Utah credit union began efforts to change its name in 2018. Elevate, which has $146 million in assets and about 13,000 members, previously operated under the name Box Elder County Federal Credit Union.

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