Supreme Court Declines Havana Club Trademark Case

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 6:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review an appeals court decision that since the government has authority to revoke any exceptions to the Cuban trade embargo, a state-owned Cuban company doesn’t have a "vested right to perpetual renewal" of its Havana Club trademark.

The Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari from Empresa Cubana Exportadora de Alimentos y Productos Varios, doing business as Cubaexport, without comment.

The high court left in place the D.C. Circuit’s March 2011 decision that the U.S....
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