6.11.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 374/30


Judgment of the General Court of 26 September 2017 — Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Banca Widiba v EUIPO — ING-DIBa (WIDIBA)

(Case T-83/16) (1)

((EU trade mark - Opposition proceedings - Application for EU word mark WIDIBA - Earlier national word mark DiBa - Relative ground for refusal - Likelihood of confusion - Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 - Inadmissibility of the appeal before the Board of Appeal - Request for restitutio in integrum - Duty of care))

(2017/C 374/45)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicants: Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA (Siena, Italy) and Wise Dialog Bank SpA (Banca Widiba SpA) (Milan, Italy) (represented by: L. Trevisan and D. Contini, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Intellectual Property Office (represented by: H. O’Neill and J. García Murillo, acting as Agents)

Other party to the proceedings before the Board of Appeal of EUIPO, intervener before the General Court: ING-DIBa AG (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) (represented by: N. Gerling and M. Wolpert-Witzel, lawyers)

Re:

Action brought against the decision of the Second Board of Appeal of EUIPO of 26 November 2015 (Joined Cases R 112/2015-2 and R 190/2015-2), relating to opposition proceedings between ING-DIBa and Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA and Wise Dialog Bank SpA (Banca Widiba SpA) to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 211, 13.6.2016.