The Cuban government has won the two decade long patent dispute battle, with Bacardi over who has the right to use the Havana Club trademark in the United States.

The case ended last week at the Patent and Trademark Office with a decision that the rightful owner is the Cuban government through CubaExport, a Cuban partner of French spirits maker Pernod Ricard.

This means that following talks for the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, the rum, can be packaged and made available for distribution.

Pernod Ricard Spokesman, Olivier Cavil says although he is glad for the ruling, it will not have a major effect on the business while the embargo remains in force.

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