Cuba Legal Services

Helping you understand OFAC and Cuba related legal matters


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Many of the contacts listed in Cuba are no longer valid.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 Cuba.

Oficina Cubana de la Propiedad Industrial

 oficina cubana propriedad industrial (OCPI)

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 sa

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 (AIPPI).

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 practice.

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 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 Vimeo.

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 the process.

US and Cuba Trademark Disputes

We are covering the Havana Club rum brand trademark dispute and the Cohibas brand trademark dispute

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