Law firm takes DB on over Radler trademark

  • 30/04/2009

Radler is a style of beer, common in Germany and Austria, but consumed throughout Europe.

Green Man,a small brewery in Dunedin, made a radler in the European style, however DB objected, as they already had a radler through their Monteith's label and trademarked the Radler name in 2003.

Green Man changed their Radler to Cyclist, which is what Radler means in German. But how can DB trademark a beer style as a brand name?

Radler, like pilsner or lager, is not a registered trademark anywhere else in the world. And now a law firm specialising in intellectual property has decided to take DB on.

Ceri Wells from James and Wells spoke to Campbell Live about the situation.

source: newshub archive