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ANHEUSER-BUSCH'S TRADEMARK PROBLEMS IN EUROPE
Published October 12, 1994
The Anheuser-Busch Companies "indefinitely postponed negotiations to buy a stake in Czech brewer Budweiser-Budvar and opened the door to renewed legal action in their decades-old trademark dispute." Anheuser-Busch says its "top priority now is to settle the numerous battles over the Budweiser trademark that has locked it out of key markets." The trademark dispute has locked Anheuser-Busch's "biggest product out of many European and other markets because of a patchwork of agreements and court rulings." In many European countries, the U.S. brew is sold only as "Bud," and in Germany and Austria, Anheuser-Busch is locked out (BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS, 10/12).