Anheuser, Budvar Can Share 'Budweiser' In UK: EU Court

Law360, New York (September 22, 2011, 2:42 PM EDT) -- Europe's highest court ruled Thursday that Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar NP can both continue to sell beer in the U.K. using the "Budweiser" trademark.

Rejecting a bid by AB InBev to curb the Czech company's use of the term in the U.K., the European Court of Justice said Thursday that both companies can lay claim to the "Budweiser" trademark in that country without causing confusion, noting that both have been using it to sell beer in the U.K. for more than 30...
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