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Anheuser-Busch Wins Hungarian "Bud" Trademark

Law360 (April 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Hungarian Supreme Court Thursday affirmed that Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., which produces Budweiser beer, holds the trademark in Hungary for “Bud.” The decision closes another chapter in a century-long war between America’s largest brewer and Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar, which produces a beer called Budweiser Budvar.

Following the ruling, Hungary became the 23rd country in the 27-member EU in which Anheuser-Busch holds the trademark to either “Bud” or “Budweiser.”

Only a week ago, Anheuser-Busch lost another battle to Budejovicky Budvar, the Czech Republic’s third-largest brewer and...
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