Bacardi Appeals USPTO Decision On Havana Club Trademark

Law360, New York (March 30, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Beverage maker Bacardi has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C., seeking a declaratory judgment that Bacardi is the exclusive owner of the Havana Club brand.

The filing also asked the court to cancel the trademark registration currently held by Cubaexport, a Cuban government entity, the company said.

The lawsuit is an appeal of the Jan. 29 ruling by the recent trademark trial and appeal board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which rejected Bacardi's efforts to cancel the Cubaexport registration on...
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