UEFA drop legal threat against restaurant over name of their pizza 6 months ago

UEFA drop legal threat against restaurant over name of their pizza

A huge win for the Champignon League pizza

UEFA have opted to not take legal action against a German restaurant and its 'Champignons League' pizza.

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Earlier this week, it was reported that the  European football's governing body were considering taking legal action against a restaurant in Germany over the name of one of their pizzas.

The restaurant - Pizza Wolke, located in Gießen - was the subject of controversy because one of their dishes is called the 'Champignon League'.

Pizza Wolke posted an image of the letter they received from the law firm on Instagram, which threatened legal action over the name of the frozen pizza.

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However, UEFA have now announced that its Champions League competition can "happily live alongside" the inventively-named pizza.

It adds that the they have pulled away from legal action and blamed the decision to threaten action on an "over-zealous local trademark agent".

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"Clearly some people are making a meal of this story," it said in a statement.

"Uefa obviously takes the protection of its intellectual property seriously but this instance seems to be a case of an over-zealous local trademark agent acting too hastily.

"The Uefa Champions League can happily live alongside this delicious-sounding pizza."

The restaurant later posted: "Breaking news at the late hour, The Champignons League stays where it is."

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According to German outlet Ran, it was thought that the Hessian company 'violates UEFA's licensing law', which has had the term "Champions League" protected for the most prestigious competition in European club football.

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