How to Define Cuba’s Private Sector

How to Define Cuba’s Private Sector

The Cuban private sector currently includes three primary components that are authorized by the Cuban government: (1) self-employed entrepreneurs known as cuentapropistas, (2) agricultural cooperatives and private farmers, and (3) nonagricultural cooperatives. RELATED: Meet the Faces of Cuba’s Private Sector Cuentapropistas: Cuba has authorized 201 categories of legal self-employment for individuals. However, many of these … Read more

Energy, Sustainability and Cooperation in Cuba’s Geological Resources

Energy, Sustainability and Cooperation in Cuba’s Geological Resources

The recent unpleasantness in Venezuela has spilled over into Cuba by reducing energy exports to the island nation. While only new thinking can replace Venezuela’s energy exports, Cuba’s path forward is complicated by market and political forces that may not cooperate. Former Chevron Corporation executive Silvia Garrigo shared insights on the future of environmental sustainability, … Read more

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