Czech Brewery Claims Win In 'Bud' Fight With AB Inbev

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT) -- Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar NP said Thursday it had secured a victory from a Bulgarian court as part of its battle with Anheuser-Busch Inbev NV over the right to use the term "Bud" — a long-running feud that has lasted for more than a century.

A city court in Sofia, Bulgaria, rejected an attempt by Budweiser maker beer AB Inbev to nix Budvar's right to use "Bud" in July, saying the court had no right to nix appellations of origin from other countries, the Czech company said. The ruling is...
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