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fighting for more than a decade to protect his catchy Cuban brand name, Guantanamera, from Cuban government trademark lawyers. …Montagne is one of more than a dozen cigar makers in the United States that Cuba’s state-owned tobacco company has tried to b
Take as a cautionary tale the trademark battle currently being fought over cigars. In that fight, General Cigar, a U.S. company, registered the Cohiba trademark for cigars in 1995. A Cuban company, Cubatabaco, sued in federal court, claiming rights to the
Ahead of finalizing FDA’s tobacco products “deeming” rule, the FTC considers taking enforcement action against e-cigarette firms for violative advertising, marketing, and sales practices.
China National runs more than 160 cigarette brands, manufactured in about 100 factories across the country, and uses its earnings to invest in banks, luxury hotels, a hydroelectric plant, a golf course, and even drugmakers. Most of its money goes to its o
One doesn’t hear much about exploding cigars these days, however, and that could be because of cases like Clem Nieman’s. He sued Dow Drug Co., as well as S. Frieder Sons. (He apparently didn’t sue the Helena Cigar Company, probably because of the difficu
the Cuban government has gone after countless American cigar makers and vendors in court for developing their own Cuban cigars. According to Voxxi, “There are $100 million wrongful death lawsuits, $50 billion hostile corporate takeovers, smuggled tobacco
the Cuban government has gone after scores of American cigar makers and vendors — most of them Cuban exiles living in South Florida. For local tabacaleros, these legal battles add fresh insult to old injuries. Many fled Cuba at gunpoint, only to find the
An effort to allow for smoking in cigar bars would likely hold up in court if it passes the Legislature, according to a legal expert from the University of Nebraska. But that’s a big if. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha has said he’ll likely filibuster any
“We were never even a party to the original suit, so we think cigar bars are at least entitled to a hearing, and we are entitled to use that license and we still have that license on the wall,” Kelley said.
Cigar bar owners expect Monday to be the last day their customers can smoke cigars and cigarillos indoors. The state Supreme Court declared cigar bar and tobacco shop smoking unconstitutional in August after an Omaha pool hall challenged the constitutio