Cuban Trademarks and Patents
US Cuba Trade and Economic Council has produced a thorough Cuban Trademark and Patent Registration Procedures report. Even though it is a bit dates,
the information is still relevant.
Many of the contacts listed in Cuba are no longer valid. Please contact us if you need any legal
assistance in Cuba. We have attorneys in our network that can assist you with trademark and patent registration in
Oficina Cubana de la Propiedad Industrial
The entity within the Republic of Cuba responsible for the processing of applications for
trademarks and patents is the Oficina Cubana de la Propiedad Industrial (OCPI) - Office Cuban Industrial
Property in English, operates under the auspice of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment
of the Republic of Cuba (CITMA).
The Oficina Cubana de la Propiedad Industrial was formerly named the Oficina Nacional de
Invenciones, Informacion Tecnica y Marcas (ONIITEM).
Oficina Cubana de la Propiedad Industrial
Picota No. 15 Entre Luz y Acosta
La Habana Vieja C.P. 10100
Ciudad de la Habana
The Cuban law firms listed below can help you with your patent or trademark application on
behalf of a United States company with the Oficina Cubana de la Propiedad Industrial for fees ranging from
approximately US$550.00 for a trademark to US$800.00 for a patent.
Visit our Law Firms in Cuba page for more Cuban law firms that
can assist you.
Consultores de Marcas y Patentes
Lamparilla # 2. Lonja del Comercio. Oficina 6. Habana Vieja Ciudad de La Habana
LEX S.A is a law firm that specializes in patents, industrial designs, trademarks, trade
names and slogans, domain names, medical records of various products and other related subjects.
The firm was affiliated with the Republic of Cuba government-operated Chamber of Commerce of
the Republic of Cuba, but has since become independent. It is a member of the Interamerican Association
of Industrial Property (ASIPI) and the Association International for the Protection of Industrial Property
Calle 1ra No. 1001, esquina 10, Miramar, Playa
Ciudad de La Habana, Republica de Cuba
For more information
Ask us for assistance regarding attorney/firm contact information and areas of
Note: The United States Department of the Treasury advises that Treasury restrictions apply to payments by
residents of the United States for legal services in Cuba in accordance with Title 31, Code of Federal
Regulations, Section 515.21. The Cuba legal assistance review service we
offer is OFAC compliant.
Cuba Trademark Lawyers
CubaLegalServices.com has a close working relationship with several US based attorneys and law firms that can file Cuba trademark and patent applications
with the Cuban government on your behalf.
Individuals who want to pay attorney's fees in Cuba must apply to the Office of Foreign Assets
Control, Department of Treasury, Washington D.C. 20220, describing briefly the problem requiring the transfer of
funds or ask us for assistance and we can provide you with a referral to a
qualified attorney who is best suited for your particular situation.
Attorney Robert Muse from Tracey Eaton video on
Video conference on impact of U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba. Sponsors: the Cuban Foreign Ministry in
Washington, D.C., and the Cuban Interests Section in Havana.
This is the sixth of 12 video clips of the conference. It shows Robert Muse, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who is
an expert on Cuba-related legal matters.
Legalization of Cuban trademarks and patents
The trademark or patent needs to be authenticated by the US Department of State and Secretary from the state
where the business is located before an application for the Cuban trademark or patent can be considered.
The trademark or patent then needs to be translated into Spanish and notarized.
In the case of a sale, transfer or assignment of title and rights from one firm to another, the company shall
develop a document explaining the transaction which must also be translated into Spanish and notarized.
Remember that every document must have the appropriate names and signatures of the parties involved and have the
correct stamps and/or seals.
Ask us for a quote to legalize your US trademark or patent in Cuba.
You can also try to deal directly with the Cuban Interests Section in Washington but we can talk with you and guide you through
US and Cuba Trademark Disputes
We are covering the Havana Club rum brand trademark dispute and the Cohibas brand trademark dispute.