What is Czech Budweiser called in the US?

Answered by Tom Adger

In the United States, Czech Budweiser is known by the name “Czechvar”. This is because of a long-standing trademark dispute between Budweiser Budvar, a brewery in the Czech Republic, and Anheuser-Busch InBev, a multinational brewing company.

To provide some background, both Budweiser Budvar and Anheuser-Busch InBev have historical ties to the name “Budweiser”. Budweiser Budvar, founded in 1895, has been brewing beer in the city of České Budějovice (Budweis in German) for centuries. On the other hand, Anheuser-Busch InBev, which traces its roots back to the mid-1800s, started brewing a beer called “Budweiser” in the United States.

The trademark dispute arose from the fact that both breweries claimed the right to use the name “Budweiser” in various parts of the world. Budweiser Budvar has the rights to the name in most of Europe, while AB InBev has this right in North America. This led to a situation where the same name was being used by different breweries in different regions.

To resolve the issue, Budweiser Budvar agreed to use the name “Czechvar” for its beer in the United States. This was done to differentiate it from the beer produced by AB InBev, which is simply called “Budweiser” in North America. By using the name “Czechvar”, Budweiser Budvar is able to maintain a unique identity for its beer in the US market.

It’s worth noting that the situation is similar in other parts of the world as well. In most of Europe, AB InBev uses the name “Bud” instead of “Budweiser” due to the trademark dispute with Budweiser Budvar. This allows both breweries to coexist and market their respective beers without infringing on each other’s trademarks.

The Czech Budweiser beer is called “Czechvar” in the United States. This is due to a trademark dispute between Budweiser Budvar and AB InBev, which resulted in the use of different names for their beers in different regions. The use of “Czechvar” helps differentiate Budweiser Budvar’s beer from the one produced by AB InBev, which is simply called “Budweiser” in North America.