My latest blog from Beer and Brewer chronicles the heated reaction to yesterday's ruling that DB have a copyright on Radler in New Zealand:
Now New Zealand is the only country in the world where only one company can market radlers and the public is not able to buy and enjoy a genuine imported radler. I was happy to work on this for nothing, because I think the 'radler' trade mark is morally and commercially repugnant. In New Zealand, only DB can use the word 'radler' to describe a radler drink. This has not been allowed in other countries. Using its trade mark, DB was able to stop Dunedin's Green Man Brewery from marketing an authentic low-alcohol radler, and stop supermarkets stocking imported radler-style beers.
Glass Tip - Beer and Brewer