First Bank McKinney, a suburban Dallas community bank, came out ahead last month in a lawsuit to keep a St. Louis-based holding company from using its name.

A state judge ordered a permanent injunction against Houston's BankTexas, which First Banks Inc. bought in 1994, keeping it from changing its name to First Bank Texas. First Bank McKinney had sued to prevent the name change, arguing that it would be an infringement on its trademark and a pirating of its good will.

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