Budweiser Budvar Brewery
Budweiser Budvar Brewery is a brewery in the city of České Budějovice Czech Republic. The history of brewing in České Budějovice dates back to the 13th Century Kingdom of Bohemia when the city received the brewing rights. The original Budweiser Bier or Budweiser Bürgerbräu was founded here in 1785. The company began exporting to the United States in 1871. In the U.S. Anheuser-Busch started using the Budweiser brand in 1876 and registered it two years later. A second company (now named Budvar) was established in 1895 in same town by mainly Czech brewers which also started exporting beer under the name Budweiser (being the German way of referring to something from the city such as a beer while "Budějovický" means the same in Czech). These exports into the US market led to the Budweiser trademark dispute. Negotiations between the three companies the two from the original town and the American Anheuser-Busch about using "Budweiser" reached an agreement in March 1938 that allowed Anheuser-Busch to use the brand "Budweiser" only in North America.