Tag: Legal

A further step in the acknowledgment of COHIBA’s fame

The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI by its Spanish acronym) recognizes COHIBA as “famous brand”. From the very moment of its creation in 1966, Cohiba brand began to be perceived as exceptional by smokers all over the world. Its notoriety started to grow vertiginously, [...]

COHIBA’ s rights in the U.E.

Unexpectedly the Community Court of Luxemburgo has rejected the sue filed by Corporación Habanos, S.A. against the application for registration of the Community trademark Kiowa & Device No. 3.963.931 on behalf of Tabacos de Centroamérica S.L. Corporación Habanos S.A., the worldwide leader [...]

A new favorable decision in defense of the Cuban Appellations of Origin for cigars

Habanos, S.A. has won another court positive decision concerning Cuban geographical indications in relation to cigars. The Spaniard Supreme Court has declared null the trademark HERENCIA CUBANA due to it is geographically deceptively misdescriptive. The brand is linked to cigars that are non- [...]

COHIBA: Blatant infringement of its rights

It has been seized more than one thousand bottles of rum bearing the famous Cohiba cigar trademark. The Spaniard Police has identified the counterfeited product in Jaen, Madrid, Pamplona, Almería, Córdoba, Murcia, Málaga, Badajoz, Castellón and Toledo. The infringers will be pursued due to an [...]

New decision on COHIBA in the United States

Cubatabaco is disappointed with today’s decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, but will pursue its available options to vindicate its right to the world famous Cohiba mark, which include, as the Court of Appeals previously held, prosecution of [...]

COHIBA, a new positive decision in USA in favor of CUBATABACO

The Cuban cigar company Cubatabaco has won a court order enjoining General Cigar from continuing to use the COHIBA trademark in the United States. Federal judge Robert W. Sweet, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, issued the injunction on December 14, [...]

New Cuban cigar export regulations

Cuban Customs approved last July a new regulation aimed at regulating the cigars leaving the Island carried by travelers. According to the new regulation, every single traveler can carry without trade purposes up to 20 units of loose cigars without papers, invoice or other requirements. This [...]

Press release about United Kingdom court of appeal decision

Corporación Habanos, S.A. (“Habanos SA”) is surprised by the Court of Appeal decision handed down earlier this morning in relation to its litigation with Mastercigars Direct Limited reversing the earlier finding of the High Court. It notes that the decision relates only to the [...]

Nota sobre la Sentencia emitida hoy por la Corte Suprema en el Reino Unido

Corporación Habanos, SA y Hunters & Frankau Limited, su distribuidor en el Reino Unido, han recibido con satisfacción el fallo de la Sentencia de la Corte Suprema que ha confirmado el derecho de Corporación Habanos, SA a prohibir la importación de cigarros cubanos en la Unión Europea sin [...]

Cubatabaco procederá a apelar el fallo de la Corte de Apelación sobre la marca COHIBA

Cubatabaco Will Appeal Decision of U.S. Court of Appeals on COHIBA The Cuban cigar company Cubatabaco announced today that it will appeal the February 24, 2004 decision of the United States Court of Appeals in New York reversing the U.S. District Court judgment that had awarded the U.S. rights [...]