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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:43 PM

USAA sues car dealer over name

San Antonio's USAA has sued a California auto dealer, alleging it has infringed on the financial services company's trademark by using the initials USAA in two business names.

Simultaneously with USAA filing suit on Tuesday, a Bexar County District Court judge issued a temporary restraining order that bars USAA Auto Group and USAA Remarketing LLC of Oceanside, Calif., from using USAA either in their business names or on the Internet.

A court hearing on the dispute is scheduled for Feb. 12.

USAA helps its members find, finance and insure vehicles, company spokesman Roger Wildermuth said in an email.

More at http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/article/USAA-sues-car-dealer-over-name-4244361.php .

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TexasTowelie Feb 2013 OP
JustAnotherGen Feb 2013 #1
OKNancy Feb 2013 #2
oldhippie Feb 2013 #3
JustAnotherGen Feb 2013 #5
LeftInTX Feb 2013 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:58 PM

1. I think that's good

It could cause confusion - and their car finding service is awesome! And - I'm a member - I don't want anything hurting my dividend each year . . . it amounts to a months auto and renters insurance.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:16 PM

2. the one good thing to come out of Vietnam...

I was able to get USAA insurance.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:20 PM

3. Yep. I've had a policy with them continuously ....

 

..... for 43 years! They do all my insurance, investments, and IRAs.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:36 PM

5. I got mine in Korea

About 13 years before I was born.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:29 PM

4. USAA stands for United Services Automobile Association

So yeah, having an auto dealership/auto financing co. with the same acronym is confusing.

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