Capital Headlines

Published: 02/07/2012

BUD TRUCE? — Anheuser-Busch took a major step last month toward ending its long-running battle with Budejovicky Budvar by acquiring the Czech brewer. According to the Associated Press, the move gives Anheuser-Busch the Czech company’s trademarks, including the contested Budweiser beer brand. A-B and Budvar have been fighting for years in Europe over the use of the Budweiser brand, to which both companies claim a historical right. AP reported that Budvar said the deal would not affect its business activities and trademarks.