Cuban Co.'s Suit Over 'Havana Club' Mark Tossed

Law360, New York (April 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. has won a bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Cuban state-owned export enterprise over the U.S. government's refusal to renew the exporter's “Havana Club” trademark, which has been used in connection with rum for more than three decades.

Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday granted summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, finding that the office did not violate the Administrative Procedure Act...
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