The acrimony between Dean Witter, Discover & Co. and Visa International has spread to the international arena.

The issuer of the Discover card, which unsuccessfully sued in the United States to gain membership in Visa U.S.A., filed a complaint against the bank card organization last week with the European Commission in Brussels. Discover claims that Visa is considering passing a bylaw that would prevent member banks abroad from issuing non-Visa card brands.

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