Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has declined to confirm whether it plans to apply to the UK Supreme Court for permission to appeal after losing the latest round of a bitter trademark dispute to Czech rival Budějovický Budvar over the ‘Budweiser’ name.
Potentially lethal chemicals have been detected in fake vodka seized in the UK, while Pernod Ricard says it expects consumers to retain confidence in the Jacob's Creek brand, despite a raft of counterfeit seizures in recent months.
As speculation mounts over the future of US brewer Anheuser-Busch
amidst rumours of a possible takeover bid from rival InBev, it is
not the brewer, but the brands that are expected to drive
consolidation and growth in the market.
Sweden-based group Vin and Spirit (V&S) has lost a legal
bid in the country's appeal court to continue using a
former partner's trademark on its wine
labels, following allegations that it
had supplied counterfeit...
Budejovicky Budvar, the Czech brewer, has taken a different tack in
its attempt to stop arch rival Anheuser-Busch from using the
contested brand name Budweiser. But the bid to stop the US group
from using the name for entertainment...
With the sale of the Agros Fortuna fruit juice and canned food
business, Pernod Ricard's Polish business is now 100 per cent
focused on drinks - which was the reason why Agros was acquired in
the first place.
Belgium's Interbrew has acquired the US rights to its Bass Ale
brand, bringing a premature end to an earlier agreement with
Diageo. The comapny also reported a slide in profits in the first
half, despite some good performances...
SPI, the company which owns the popular Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya
vodka brands, is to take legal action in the European courts to
prevent the Russian government from hindering distribution of the
vodka throughout the Union, a move...