The owner of the HABANA GOLD trademark registration failed to file a response in opposition to Corporacion Habanos’ Motion for Sanctions. The failure to file a response resulted in a concession of all arguments raised therein. Based upon this, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board granted the relief requested by Corporacion Habanos and cancelled the trademark registration. This is unfortunate and could have been avoided. However, it’s not my fight or my trademark … so be it. Another trademark falls in the Corporacion Habanos DEAD POOL.
Congratulations to Cigar King on this recent Order from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board which denied Corporacion Habanos’ Motion for Default. Yes, I’m particularly proud of this one as well. -FH
Corporacion Habanos, S.A. is not finished with their campaign of attacking any and all trademark applications or registrations that contain the term HAVANA, HABANA, etc… Here’s another petition from their playbook.