UEFA take legal action against restaurant over name of a pizza
Long live the Champignon League pizza
UEFA have reportedly taken legal action against a restaurant in Germany over the name of one of their pizzas.
As reported by Denis Müller, UEFA filed legal action against Pizza Wolke - a pizza restaurant in Gießen - because one of their dishes is called the "Champignon League".
Posting on Twitter, Müller wrote: "Just want to briefly mention that the #UEFA have filed legal action against our @PizzaWolke in Gießen because a pizza is called "Champignon League". No shit #UCL #DFBPokal #Gießen #Giessen #Frankfurt #SGE #Pizza".
Möchte nur mal kurz erwähnen, dass die #UEFA rechtliche Schritte gegen unsere @PizzaWolke in Gießen eingereicht haben, weil eine Pizza "Champignon League" heißt. Kein Scheiß. #UCL #DFBPokal #Gießen #Giessen #Frankfurt #SGE #Pizza pic.twitter.com/G5mgoYY4M9
— Denis Müller (@MuellerDenisman) January 30, 2022
The pizzeria itself posted an image of the letter they received from the law firm on Instagram, writing: "Pizza Clouds Vs. UEFA€ Long live the pizza CHAMPI(G)NONS LEAGUE! I feel honoured ! As a kid of soccer! An advertisement by UEFA? Seriously?
"1 @) just shows me and my gang we definitely on the right track! My gang & I have hit a path and we won't stop until we're in every chest and baked in every oven at some point! A man! A pizza! Let's see how far UEFA goes! BUY THE WORLD'S HOTTEST MUSHROOM PIZZA, everyone!"
According to German outlet Ran, 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. UEFA confirmed the actions of the legal department at the request of German news agency SID.
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