EU Court Adviser Sides With AB InBev In 'Bud' Appeal

Law360, New York (September 14, 2010, 6:01 PM EDT) -- An adviser to the European Union's highest court has sided with Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in the brewer's latest battle with Czech rival Budejovicky Budvar NP over rights to an EU-wide trademark for “Bud” on beer.

Cruz Villalon, an advocate general at the European Court of Justice, issued a nonbinding opinion Tuesday recommending that a lower court reconsider its December 2008 decision in favor of Budvar.

The ruling in the European Court of First Instance, now called the General Court, held that the Office for Harmonization in...
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