Budweiser Budvar has welcomed the Luxembourg court’s ruling
“We indeed welcome the Luxembourg court’s ruling, as we consider it a logical response to the situation where Budweiser Budvar’s trademark with the Budweiser component is registered in most of the EU member countries,” says Budweiser Budvar’s PR manager Petr Samec. Currently, Budweiser Budvar has its trademark registered in the total of 19 EU member countries. “This ruling has substantially stabilized Budweiser Budvar’s trademark position within the EU. Had the Anheuser-Bush’s communitarian trademark been registered, it would result in parallel use of trademarks in some member countries, which could give rise to a new wave of legal disputes,” adds Budweiser Budvar’s lawyer Helena Lejtnarová.
Budweiser Budvar, National Corporation
Budweiser Budvar, N.C. brewery has long been one of the most successful Czech foodstuff companies. Nearly half of its production is exported to more than 50 countries worldwide. Budweiser Budvar’s sales increased annually by 4.5 % in 2008, having reached the volume of 1,312,580 hectolitres of beer. The brewery’s 2007 gross profit annually grew by 13% onto the total of CZK 302 million. Since 1991, about CZK 3,500 million has been invested into the modernization and development of the brewery.