According to reports, the Hungarian Patent and Trademark Office has ruled that the name "Bud" cannot be used by the Czech brewer, Budejovicky Budvar.

Anheuser-Busch said that the patent office had ruled that "Bud" does not refer to the city where the Czech brewer is located, Ceske Budejovice. AB also said that the Czech brewer cannot claim that its place of origin allows it to use "Budweiser Bier-Budvar" or "Budweiser Budvar" in Hungary.

However, Budejovicky Budvar will be permitted to use the name, "Budweiser Bier" in Hungary. The Hungarian case is the latest round in a long-running legal battle between Budejovicky Budvar and Anhueser-Busch over the Budweiser trade names, extending over many countries.