ERATE.com files Federal Trademark Lawsuit against Finance of America Mortgage over its unauthorized and extensive use of ERATE®

Many consumers have displayed the mistaken belief that ERATE.COM is related to or affiliated with "erates mortgage," a name being used by Finance of America Mortgage. ERATE.com is in no way associated with that business, and never has been.

ERATE.COM has been using the mark ERATE® to offer mortgage and personal finance related services since the year 2000. ERATE.COM holds an incontestable trademark for ERATE®, registered with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. We believe that our trademark is being infringed and causing confusion among consumers. Therefore, on May 4, 2017, we filed a federal trademark lawsuit against Finance of America Mortgage and others. You can view the lawsuit that we filed by clicking the button below.

UPDATE: ERATE has amended their complaint to add

TRADEMARK
COUNTERFEITING UNDER
15 U.S.C. § 1114;

and

CYBERSQUATTING UNDER
12 U.S.C. § 1125(d);

 AMENDED COMPLAINT (FIRST) against Finance of America Mortgage LLC, First Financial Services, Inc., Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services, L.P., Gateway Funding, Inc., Kyle Kilpatrick. Filed byERATE.COM, INC.. (Liang, Enoch) (Filed on 4/24/2018) (Entered: 04/24/2018)

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Trademark Infringement lawsuit