IPNews® – The war between the United States and Cuba over the trademark Havana Club appears to be nearing an end.
The registration for the Cuban-owned rum brand name expired in 2006, but Cuba claims it has been prevented from renewing its trademark with the USPTO. The case was litigated and a decision was handed down in favor of the U.S. on May 14th. The name Havana Club could be available for new ownership and registration as early as June 13, 2012. To continue reading, click: U.S. v. Cuba Trademark War