General Cigar Co., Inc. v. Empresa Cubana del Tabaco, dba Cubatabaco

Petition for certiorari denied on February 23, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-512 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, which generally prohibit the transfer of any property to a Cuban entity by a person subject to U.S. jurisdiction, 31 C.F.R. § 515.201(b), bar a Cuban corporation from obtaining administrative cancellation of a trademark registration that has been held by a U.S. company for more than thirty years; and (2) whether the Federal Circuit's categorical rule that a prior judgment in a trademark infringement action that affirms the validity of a trademark registration cannot, as a matter of law, bar the challenger from petitioning an administrative agency for cancellation of the same registration is contrary to established claim preclusion standards.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 7 2014Application (14A166) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 2, 2014 to October 2, 2014, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Aug 8 2014Application (14A166) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until October 2, 2014.
Sep 18 2014Application (14A166) to extend further the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 2, 2014 to November 1, 2014, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Sep 24 2014Application (14A166) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until November 1, 2014.
Oct 31 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 5, 2014)
Nov 21 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 9, 2014.
Dec 29 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 23, 2015.
Jan 23 2015Brief of respondent Empresa Cubana del Tabaco, dba Cubatabaco in opposition filed.
Jan 23 2015Letter from Respondent requesting to lodge two documents.
Feb 4 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2015.
Feb 10 2015Reply of petitioner General Cigar Co., Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 23 2015Petition DENIED.
 
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