Earlier this week, Budweiser's parent company Anheuser-Busch lost a somewhat important legal battle against Budejovicky Budvar, a Czech brewery peddling a beer that is also called Budweiser. The deal, basically, is that the German translation for the beer's hometown of Ceske Budejovice translates to "Budweis" in German, and they registered the name in England before Anheuser-Busch got a chance to lay claim, so they can continue selling their identically-named beer alongside regular Budweiser in UK stores. It's a real pickle. But also, probably not the end of the world for a juggernaut like Budweiser, if I had to hazard a guess.
It did get me to thinking, though. What about all the other, far less professional infringements on the Budweiser copyright that are right under our noses, every day in every way? Perhaps the majority of them are to be found in the world of online craft-selling? Oh, are they ever.
Comes with a promise from the Etsy seller that you'll "be the life of the party." Impossible to turn down.
Made out of old six-pack containers, to clarify.
Unclear how you drink out of this (or if there's even beer inside?), but still, actually sort of cool.
Ideally worn on the forthcoming Mark McGrath and friends nostalgia cruise.
Again, actually sort of cool and nice, assuming the bottle has been properly rinsed of beer residue.
"This is the perfect beer dog collar for all the Budweiser fans out there." Well, true.
Well finally, something for the ladies in here! Other than the purse, I guess.
Oh, this too.
Maybe we should name him Buck-weiser? Eh? Ugh, I'm going home for the day.
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