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Thursday, 4 August 2005

BUDWEISER BACKGROUND

On Tuesday the IPKat wrote about the latest round of Budweiser litigation. Dev Gangjee of OXIPRC has written to him with some further background.

Budejovicky Budvar (BB) and Anheuser-Busch (AB) have been battling for the rights to the Budweiser trademarks worldwide for more than 100 years and have about 40 lawsuits pending. (40 – 60 lawsuits worldwide) A good place to find reporting is the archives of the following - Search http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/ for keywords "Budejovicky Budvar" An incomplete list of various lawsuits and administrative procedures in courts and trade mark registries around the world -
Argentina; Australia; Brazil; Belgium; Cambodia; Denmark; Finland; France; Hong Kong; Hungary; Italy; Ireland; Japan; Korea; Lithuania; Netherlands; New Zealand; Portugal; Russia; Serbia and Montenegro; South Korea; Spain; Switzerland; Tajikistan; United Kingdom.

The rash of litigation has also often been commented on by the courts.

The IPKat says, thanks Dev.

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