NATIONWIDE – The federal courts have mandated that the King of Beers stop using advertising that portrays one of its competitors contains the product corn syrup.
U.S. District Judge William Conley granted an initiation sanction sought by MillerCoors to stop the slander of their light beer product.
Anheuser-Busch’s light beer product, Bud Light, includes “No Corn Syrup” in large bold letters on its packaging.
The injunction passed by U.S. District Judge Conley stated Anheuser-Busch can resume use of the packaging they had on hand as of June 6th until the supply runs out, or until March 2020, whichever comes first.
This ruling extends from the preexisting injunction U.S. District Judge Conley passed in May.
Conley stated back in May that the King of Beers needed to refrain from all further use of mentioning “corn syrup” from its advertisement campaigns without further context.
MillerCoors started the lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch back in March, stating the company has spent as much as $30 million on adverting that is “false and misleading.”
MillerCoors uses corn syrup in their brewing process for their light beer products, Miller Lite, and Coors Lite.
Anheuser -Busch uses rice in their brewing process for their Bud Light products.
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