You take the pizza! UEFA launches LEGAL ACTION against small German restaurant for naming one of its dishes the ‘Champions League’ – claiming it infringes on its ‘Champions League’ trademark
- UEFA have taken a bizarre legal action against a small pizzeria in Germany
- Pizza Wolke – in the town of Giessen – offers a dish called ‘Champignons League’
- ‘Champignons League’ translates to ‘Mushroom League’, but UEFA aren’t happy
- They say the name of the dish infringes on their ‘Champions League’ trademark
- UEFA have sent a letter to the owners of the restaurant, informing them of legal action
UEFA appeared to open bizarre legal action against a small pizzeria in Germany over its ‘Mushrooms League’ dish
UEFA have taken the bizarre decision to take legal action against a small pizzeria in Germany over the name of one of their dishes.
European football’s governing body has decided to take action against Pizza Wolke – a small pizzeria in the town of Giessen – because one of their dishes is called ‘Champignons League’.
Topped with mozzarella and mushrooms, the ‘Champignons League’ dish has scandalously caused outrage at UEFA headquarters in Nyon due to infringement of their trademark trademark ‘Champions League’.
‘Champignons League’ translates into German as ‘Mushroom League’, but UEFA have taken action against the restaurant due to its obvious links to their competition.
The Champions League is the premier club competition in European football and it looks like the governing body will do all they can to protect their lucrative brand.
In a letter to the owners of the restaurant, of which they posted a redacted version on Instagram, UEFA wrote: “We would like to inform you that in this matter we represent UEFA. Proper clearance is vigorously secured by an attorney.
UEFA’s legal department has confirmed its intention to take action against Pizza Wolke at the request of German news agency SID.
In the caption of the restaurant’s Instagram post, the owners of Pizza Wolke wrote: ‘Pizza Wolke Vs. UEFA€ Long live the CHAMPI(G)NONS LEAGUE pizza! I feel honoured! Like a football kid! A UEFA advertisement? Seriously?
‘1) just shows me and my gang that we’re definitely on the right track! My gang and I have taken a path and we won’t stop until we’re in every stomach and baked in every oven at some point! A man! A pizza! Let’s see how far UEFA will go! BUY THE HOTTEST MUSHROOM PIZZA EVER, everyone! »
The owners posted this letter on Instagram, detailing UEFA’s plans to take legal action
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin oversees European football’s premier club competition
Pizza Wolke is a popular restaurant but has started selling its pizzas in supermarkets
In addition to their popular little restaurant, Pizza Wolke also specializes in frozen pizzas.
They reportedly sold their pizzas in 2,000 supermarkets across Germany, with 300,000 sold since December 2020.
Their enormous success prompted the owners to take another industrial unit in order to be able to meet the demand for their pizzas.
It is claimed that they would make 2,500 pizzas a day in their original factory, but have now had to take up new space so that production can be increased to 7,000 a day.
Fans supported the restaurant on social media. One said: “These guys are so out of touch with reality it’s shocking.”
Another added: ‘They should rename it European Supper League’ while one user added ‘Who even does that’. It’s literally a random pizzeria in f***ing Gießen’.