The long-running feud between two major code setting groups was settled last month when the International Code Council, Falls Church, Va., and the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, Mass., reached an out-of-court agreement to settle three lawsuits. The cases all involved copyright and trademark issues. In 2002, ICC sued NFPA over copyright infringement of its International Building Code. The agreement drops the suit and limits future copyright infringement cases. In 2003, NFPA sued ICC over trademark infringement of its International Electrical Code. ICC has agreed to discontinue using the challenged trademark. A third dispute in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office involving the use of the phrase "Certified Building Official" also was resolved, allowing NFPA to use the term. As part of the settlement, ICC has agreed to pay NFPA an undisclosed amount of money for legal fees, according to NFPA.