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RE/MAX International and LendingTree have settled a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by RE/MAX in September 2003 against LendingTree.   Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.   The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Denver, accused LendingTree of improperly using the RE/MAX trademark to lure consumers to its real estate agent referral service. The suit alleged that LendingTree's Web site created the false impression that LendingTree represents the entire RE/MAX network and that RE/MAX and other major real estate franchisors have aligned themselves with one another to create LendingTree's agent locator service.   LendingTree opposed RE/MAX International's claims that it improperly used RE/MAX's trademarks to describe members of its realty services network a...