"The policy of rapprochement with Cuba promoted by the Obama administration has sparked a frenzy in U.S. companies rushing to register their brands on the island. The Cuban Office of Industrial Property (OCPI), the government agency that examines and awards trademark and trade name registrations on the island, has received more than 1,000 applications so far this year to register trademarks and distinctive signs belonging to U.S. companies. That is more than double the number of applications received in 2015, and far exceeds the number before Havana and Washington announced a thaw in relations on Dec. 17, 2014. Only 78 U.S. brands were registered on the island that year, according to a report by Reuters."
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The number of U.S. trademark registrations in Cuba is multiplying — fast; Miami Herald, 11/15/16
Abel Fernandez, Miami Herald; The number of U.S. trademark registrations in Cuba is multiplying — fast: