Judge Awards Cubatabaco U.S. Rights To Cohiba Cigar Brand

Law360, New York (March 31, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge in New York has ruled in favor of Cubatabaco, the Cuban cigar company, in a trademark dispute with U.S. rival General Cigar over the U.S. rights to the famous Cuban cigar brand Cohiba.

In a 142-page decision, Judge Robert W. Sweet, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District held that Cubatabaco is entitled to market cigars in the United States under the Cohiba name.

The ruling won’t have any immediate market impact, since a U.S. trade embargo prohibits the importation...
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