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Budvar claims victory in the U.K.

Czech brewer Budvar will be allowed to continue to use the Budweiser brand name in Great Britain, thanks to a ruling by Great Britain's Supreme Court last week.

A-B Inbev had asked the court to overturn a ruling by the U.K. Court of Appeal that has allowed Budvar to keep rights to the Budweiser name in Britain.

Under the ruling, both A-B Inbev and Budvar can continue to use the Budweiser trademark in Britain. A-B Inbev has contended that this will cause confusion in the marketplace, but the die seems to be cast.

There are currently at least 40 additional Budvar/ABI Budweiser trademark dispute cases pending around the world.
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Date:Jan 17, 2013
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