Budejovicky Budvar has claimed victory over Anheuser Busch in the latest round of their trademark dispute. The Czech brewer said yesterday that South Korea's highest court has upheld a previous court decision to allow Budvar to use the Budejovicky Budvar trademark in the country.

The ruling also gave Budvar's trading company the right to use the name Budweiser Budvar N.C., the Czech brewer said in a statement.

The court said the trademark and the name do not conflict with Anheuser-Busch's trademarks, the statement said. The verdict is final, said Jiri Bocek, Budvar's director.