A look at companies behind Budweiser name battle

Associated Press
A look at companies behind Budweiser name battle

In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 photo a view of the Budejovicky Budvar brewery, in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. They've been arguing about a name for 106 years. A small brewer in the Czech Republic and the world's biggest beer maker have been suing each other over the right to put the word Budweiser on their bottles in what has become a David versus Goliath corporate saga. A deal, it seems, will have to wait a bit longer because settlement talks between state-owned Budejovicky Budvar and Anheuser-Busch, a U.S. company now part of AB InBev, have collapsed, according to Budvar's director general, Jiri Bocek. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

CESKE BUDEJOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) -- The key facts on the two companies involved in a century-old dispute over the exclusive use of the Budweiser brand name.

Name AB InBev Budejovicky Budvar
Based St. Louis (Anheuser-Busch unit)Leuven, Belgium (parent company) Ceske Budejovice
Founded 1876 (Anheuser-Busch unit) 1895
Volumes brewed 349.8 million hectoliters (73.9 billion pints) 1.32 million hectoliters (279 million pints)
Revenue in 2011 $39 billion $101 million
Countries sold 80 60
Key markets U.S., Canada, China, Britain Czech Republic, Germany