Law | Supreme Court Gives Cuba Trademark Victory

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene a long-running battle between General Cigar and Cubatobaco. The battle has been ongoing over the Cohiba trademark.

In refusing to hear an appeal by General Cigar Company the Supreme Court left intact a ruling in favor of Cubantobaco made in  June by the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

General Cigars which is owned by Scandinavia Tobacco Group uses the name Cohiba in the USA while Cubantobaco uses it globally. The case will now move forward at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.