Supreme Court Smokes Cubatabaco's Appeal

Law360, New York (June 19, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In what could be the final word in a trademark dispute that’s lasted almost ten years and stretched across national boundaries, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a petition to review a lower court's ruling granting U.S. ownership of the brand name “Cohiba” to tobacco company General Cigar Co. Inc., over the objections of state-owned Cuban company Cubatabaco.

Attorneys for Cubatabaco insist that they will keep fighting for their client’s rights to the Cohiba brand in the U.S., focusing on their application for permission to seek...
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