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ING Sues PNC For Orange Orb Use In Online Banking

Law360 (August 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- ING Direct Bancorp is suing rival PNC Financial Services Group Inc. for trademark infringement over the company's use of an orange ball to market its new direct online banking service to young people.

In a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, ING claims that PNC's use of an orange ball design on the site pncvirtualwallet.com is confusingly similar to the mark ING has used for its direct banking services since 2000.

“The orange ball design mark is federally registered...
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