Bacardi’s Epic Trademark Battle Over Havana Club Rum

Bacardi’s Epic Trademark Battle Over Havana Club Rum

Havana Club®‘s trademark’s history is the envy of any enterprising trademark attorney. When Jose Arechabala S.A. was nationalized after the Cuban revolution, the Arechabala family fled Cuba, stopped producing rum and in 1973 allowed the U.S. trademark registration for Havana Club to lapse. Taking advantage of the lapse, the Cuban government registered the mark in … Read more