October 06, 2015
LA AURORA CIGARS AND PADILLA CIGARS REACH AMICABLE SETTLEMENT
Padilla will change their current logo to avoid any potential consumer confusion with logos
used by La Aurora
La Aurora agrees to allow Padilla to sell out of current inventory before changing logo
October 5, 2015- La Aurora, the original factory in the Dominican Republic, and Padilla Cigars have finally signed an amicable agreement in which La Aurora will allow Padilla Cigars to use an alternate version of their current logo, "to reflect a sufficiently abstract version of a lion design to avoid confusion in the market place and make a separate commercial impression in the minds of the consumer". Padilla Cigars agrees to abandon an existing US Trademark Registration with La Aurora’s consent.
La Aurora, owned by the León (lion in Spanish) family since 1903, uses the iconic lion to identify their products (La Aurora, León Jimenes, Family Reserve and Untamed) since 1926 and the American consumer has already related the symbol of the lion with La Aurora. For that reason, La Aurora claims ownership of the lion as a symbol of their brand of cigars and related products. Current Stock
The agreement states that Padilla Cigars may use an abstract lion to prevent consumer confusion now and for all releases in the future. La Aurora will allow Padilla cigars the right to sell out of their remaining inventory of non-tobacco materials with the commitment from Padilla Cigars to not go back to the old design. La Aurora also agrees not to go against any third parties who may purchase these products during the sell off period.
La Aurora is exclusively distributed in the U.S.A. by Miami Cigar & Co.
About Miami Cigar & Co.
Founded in 1989 by Nestor and Mariana Miranda, Miami Cigar & Co. has become one of the premier distributors of premium cigars boasting a portfolio which includes Tatiana, Don Lino and the Nestor Miranda brands. Miami Cigar &Co. also serves as the exclusive United States distributor for La Aurora, S.A, Viva Republica and Hf Barcelona brands.