Sunday, 26. May 2013 - 11:05
26. 12. 12. - 13:00
Austrian energy dinks company Red Bull has had its wings clipped after it lost its court battle against a Dutch company over the usage of the word "Flügel" - meaning wings in German.
Red Bull had sued the Dutch company which produces an alcoholic mixed drink labelled "Flügel" (Wings) - claiming it was too close to the Red Bull Slogan that it "Gives You Wings".
Red Bull lawyers said this was breaching their rights, but the high court in Salzburg, Austria, has thrown out the claims.
"Flügel" - an alcoholic drink with a pink duck label - was not in danger of being mixed up with Red Bull and they were not similar products, the court ruled.
Salzburg copyright expert Clemens Thiele told the court that there was no danger whatsoever of confusing the two products.
He said: "We are comparing two completely different products here. You even see on Red Bull's can's the words - "Don't mix with alcohol". The other product is clearly an alcoholic beverage. So it is highly unlikely the consumer would confuse an alcoholic beverage with an energy drink which is non alcoholic and does not want to be associated with alcoholic drinks."
Birth balance negative once again
The birth balance of 2012 has been negative for the first time in three years. This was due to an increase in deaths. Another trend is that women give birth to their first child when they are older.
Football manager fined 30,000 Euro
Adi HÃ¼tter, the manager of the football team SV Scholz GrÃ¶dig (Salzburg state), was sentenced to a fine of 30,000 Euros on Wednesday due to tax evasion. Mr HÃ¼tter has to pay half of the amount.
New theatre alliance
Schauspielhaus Wien, Theater PhÃ¶nix Linz, Schauspielhaus Salzburg, Klagenfurter Ensemble and Theater Kosmos Bregenz have formed an alliance. They want to reach a bigger audience and sustain the production.
Salzburg Social Democrats Lose Case Against Finanzbuddha
The social-democratic party (SPÃ–) in Salzburg has had to make a public apology on its website after it lost a legal battle against the financial advisory company Finanzbuddha in the context of the financial scandal that has hit the region.
Water quality tests in lakes
The bathing lake next to the motorway in Wals-Viehhausen (Flachgau) has one of the worst water qualities. A test showed that there is a high amount of bacteria in the lake.
Drunk man drives 40 km on wrong side of road
An intoxicated Slovenian man drove 40 km on the wrong side of the Tauernautobahn motorway (A10) on Tuesday night. A courageous lorry driver stopped the Slovenian when the man stopped to urinate.
Tyrol lowest regional unemployment level in EU
In comparison to European regions, Tyrol and Salzburg have the lowest regional unemployment. Most unemployment occurs in the regions of Spain and Greece.
Salzburg coalition talks begin
A significant majority of the Green Party decided to start coalition talks with the Ã–VP last evening (Wed). Negotiations about a new state government will start today. Team Stronach will also take part in the talks.
Baumgartner tax row
The tax proceedings of the extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner are still underway. Mr Baumgartner told the Austria Press Agency that he asked the Independent Finance Senate (UFS) to resolve his case.
Record visitor numbers at Salzburg Whitsun Festival
The Whitsun Festival in Salzburg has set a new record of visitors and revenue. Cecilia Bartoli, a popular soloist and the artistic director of the festival, was particularly popular.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Experts recommend considering breast amputation well|
|Record visitor numbers at Salzburg Whitsun Festival|
|Football manager Adi HÃ¼tter charged with tax evasion|
|Baumgartner tax row|
|Tyrol lowest regional unemployment level in EU|