Budvar Wins Trademark Case Vs. Anheuser-Busch In South Korea

Law360, New York (January 7, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- A court has rejected a claim by U.S. brewer Anheuser-Busch Cos. that Czech brewer Budvar AS was infringing its trademark in South Korea.

Budvar said a South Korean appellate court has upheld Budvar's rights for the Budejovicky Budvar trade name and company registry in the country.

Anheuser-Busch had argued the use of the Budvar trademark and company name was a conflict with its own trademark. But the court ruled the Czech trademark isn't in conflict with the U.S. firm and doesn't violate its rights, according to...
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