Pernod To Appeal Bacardi's Win On 'Havana' Trademark

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. arm of French liquor giant Pernod Ricard SA has vowed to appeal a district court decision rejecting its claims that advertisements for Bacardi USA Inc.'s Havana Club rum misrepresent the Puerto Rican-made product as Cuban.

Judge Sue. L. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware sided on Tuesday with Bacardi in the long-running trademark infringement and false advertising dispute, ruling that the label identifying Puerto Rico as the rum's place of origin trumps any potential for consumer confusion based on...
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