KeyCorp of Cleveland is suing Key Bank and Trust, a $250 million-asset bank in Owings Mills, Md., over its use of the Key name.

KeyCorp, the 14th-largest U.S. banking company, has spent more than $200 million over the last few years to build its brand identity. Its suit in U.S. District Court in Cleveland accuses the smaller bank of infringing on a trade name and benefiting unfairly from its use.

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