'Alpine Bank' Sues 'Alpine Dank' Dispensary Over Name

04/05/2011 10:10 am ET | Updated Jun 05, 2011

Alpine Banks might be in the business of dealing green, but not the kind sold by Alpine Dank.

And that's why the Glenwood Springs-based financial institution, which runs banks throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and Western Slope, wants to snuff out the Alpine Dank name.

On Friday, Alpine Banks of Colorado filed a lawsuit in Denver federal court against Alpine Dank and its founder, Jeffery Lessard of Basalt and Telluride. Alpine Banks claims that Lessard has created confusion in the marketplace with the Alpine Dank name, and seeks a court injunction to stop Lessard from using the marijuana-inspired moniker.

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