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Beer's name brews up trouble

September 02, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Swiss police have seized 1,000 bottles of locally made "Keineken" beer after the Dutch beer giant Heineken NV complained that its brand was being infringed.

The name "Keineken" appears to be a pun in German meaning "No Heineken."

Heineken spokesman Jeroen Breuer said in Amsterdam that a judge ordered police to seize the brew after agreeing that the Keineken name was an infringement.

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