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GMAC Pulls Trademark Suit Vs. LendingTree

Law360 (June 7, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- General Motors’ mortgage lending arm has dropped a recently filed trademark infringement lawsuit against online mortgage lending exchange LendingTree after learning that the complaint was based on a misunderstanding.

GMAC, which stands for General Mortgage Acceptance Corp., had alleged LendingTree was attempting to trade on GMAC's reputation by using or appropriating GMAC's trademark as an Internet domain name.

The company asked a federal court in the Eastern District of Michigan to block LendingTree from using the Web site, www.gmac.realestate.com, to promote its lending services because the...
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