Moscow bank sues National Bank of Greece for i-bank trademark
MOSCOW, April 19 - RAPSI, Sergei Feklyunin. The Moscow Commercial Court has registered a lawsuit filed by Moscow-based Prado-Bank against the National Bank of Greece S.A., in which the plaintiff claims the rights to the i-bank trademark.
The lawsuit was filed on April 5. The third party in the case is the Russian patent watchdog Rospatent. The judge suspended Prado-Bank's lawsuit until May 11 as the plaintiff did not submit documents proving that it notified the defendant about the lawsuit and paid state duties.
Rospatent registered the i-bank trademark for 10 years for the Greek bank in 2008.
The Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.ru) has yet to reach the parties for comment.
Prado-Bank is a multipurpose credit institution located in Moscow. It ranked 446 on the list of Russian banks as of February 2012, according to the Banki.ru website.
Founded in 1841, the National Bank of Greece S.A. is the largest bank in Greece. The Greek government owns 23 percent of the bank. It accounts for 30 percent of the private bank accounts in the country.