Cuban Co. Can't Renew Havana Club Mark: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday that the U.S. government could refuse to allow a Cuban state-owned export company to renew its Havana Club trademark because of a 1998 trade law that denies protection to certain Cuban trademarks.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh issued the 2-1 majority opinion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, saying that because the government has the authority to revoke any exceptions to the Cuban trade embargo at any time, Cubaexport did not have a "vested right to perpetual...
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