Moscow bank's lawsuit against National Bank of Greece to be heard on June 27
MOSCOW, May 2 - RAPSI, Sergei Feklyunin. The Moscow Commercial Court will hear on June 27 the Moscow-based Prado-Bank's lawsuit against the National Bank of Greece S.A., in which the plaintiff seeks the rights to the i-bank international trademark.
The lawsuit was filed on April 5. The third party in the case is the Russian patent watchdog Rospatent. The judge earlier 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 the payment of state duties.
Rospatent registered the i-bank trademark for 10 years for the Greek bank in 2008.
The Russian Legal Information Agency has yet to reach the parties for comments.
Prado-Bank is a multipurpose credit institution in Moscow. It ranked 446th among 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.