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Ourso Moderates Program Geared Towards Trade and Business in Cuba
July 5, 2017

A. Justin Ourso III, a partner on the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Baton Rouge office, moderated a program at the 32nd Annual Spring Conference of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association in Arlington, VA. The program, “Get Ready for Cuba. You Have Questions. We Have AnswersDoing Business in Cuba and Trademarks in Cuba,” covered topics including what trade and business Americans can conduct with and in Cuba; branding products and protecting trademarks in Cuba; navigating the applicable American and Cuban statutes, regulations, and administrative bureaucracy to engage in business in Cuba and register and protect trademarks there; issues trademark applicants are facing in Cuba; and issues that former registrants and the owners of well-known trademarks without registrations in Cuba are facing there. The panel included nationally recognized authorities on trade with Cuba and trademark practices in Cuba. The ABA’s IPL Section is the world’s largest association of intellectual property professionals.