A federal judge in Delaware has rejected a liquor company’s challenge to Bacardi USA’s use of the Havana Club name on one of its rums sold in the United States.
U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson concluded Coral Gables, Fla.-based Bacardi has the First Amendment right to note its product was historically made in pre-revolutionary Cuba, and she found no violation of trademark law as Pernod Ricard USA claimed.
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