Havana Cigars has been recognized as a designation of origin
Local PTO INAPI granted Habanos S.A., state-owned company which controls promotion, distribution and exportation of the traditional Cuban cigars, the above mentioned acknowledgment. The scope of this designation is only for cigars with more than three grams that were fabricated in specific regions of Cuba; according to the quality regulations established by this local tobacco industry.
The designation of origin will give appropriate protection to Cuban Cigars in Chile in accordance with local intellectual property legislation.
The request was submitted in 2010 and approved after an extended analysis done by the Ministry of Agriculture of Chile. The recognition ceremony was performed in OMPI´s Headquarters last September.