Spanish Supreme Court confirms ownership of Havana Club trademark by Havana Club joint venture
The Spanish Supreme Court has just confirmed its previous decision from February 3, 2011 concerning the Havana Club case.
Havana Club joint venture has always successfully defended its ownership on the Havana Club trademark, registered in over 120 countries.
About Havana ClubHavana Club rum is among the fastest growing spirit brands worldwide, having experienced double digit growth nearly every year since the 1993 joint venture between the Cuban company Corporation Cuba Ron S.A. and the Pernod Ricard Group. The sales of Havana Club rum reached 3,77 million 9-liter cases in the fiscal year ending December 2010. In 2010, Havana Club ranked 22nd in the Impact Top 100 (source: Impact database of international brands of premium international spirits).Havana Club International is based in Havana and exports to 124 countries throughout the world, with the exception of the USA, where Cuban products are banned due to the trade embargo. Please visit our website for more information:www.havana-club.com
About Pernod RicardPernod Ricard is the world’s co-leader in wines and spirits with consolidated sales of € 7,643 million in 2010/11. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin & Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: ABSOLUT Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate (formerly Montana), Campo Viejo and Graffigna wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of nearly 18,000 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 70 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.
Pernod Ricard is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is a member of the CAC 40 index.
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