AB-Inbev can continue "Bud" battle -top EU court

BRUSSELS, March 29 (Reuters) – The EU General Court made
mistakes in deciding to ban AB Inbev (ABI.BR: Quote, Profile, Research) from using the
“Bud” trademark in the European Union, the EU’s top court ruled
on Tuesday.

The European Court of Justice referred the case back to the
General Court — the second highest in the European Union —
arguing that the latter made three errors of law in its ruling
and would have to reconsider the matter.

AB Inbev has been in a long running dispute with Czech
brewer Budejovicky Budvar over the rights to the trademark names
“Budweiser” and “Bud”.

In July last year, the European court ruled that AB Inbev
cannot register “Budweiser” as a trademark in the bloc.
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(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; Editing by Rex Merrifield
and David Holmes)

AB-Inbev can continue "Bud" battle -top EU court