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Most brands have multiple marks associated with them, some being typed drawings and others being designs. If images were available, I've included them here. The first line of each mark's entry should include, if available:
The Word Mark | Drawing Code | Serial Number | Claimed first use in commerce.

I apologize for the number of posts involved but I was limited by the number of characters and images allowed per post.

Belinda


Belinda Habana | Design plus words | 71234469 | First use in commerce: 1873
Filed: July 13, 1926, by Fernandez, Palicio y Cia. S. En C. (Cuba)
Assignments:
10/17/1963 Palicio, F., y Cia, S. A. (Cuba) to Danby Imported Cigar Corp. (USA)
11/13/1973 Danby Imported Cigar Corp. to Villazon & Company, Inc. (USA)
01/21/1997 Villazon & Company, Inc. to General Cigar Co., Inc. (USA)

Belinda | Typed Drawaing |72257463 | First use in commerce: 1873
Filed: December 28, 1966, by Danby Imported Cigar Corp. (USA)
Assignments:
11/13/1973 Danby Imported Cigar Corp. to Villazon & Company, Inc. (USA)
01/21/1997 Villazon & Company, Inc. to General Cigar Co., Inc. (USA)

Cabanas


H de Cabanas Cabs y Carbajal | Design plus words | 71346765 | First use in commerce: 1795
Filed: January 31, 1934, by H de Cabanas Cabs y Carbajal Corporation (USA)
Assignments:
04/10/1963 Cuban Tobacco Company Inc. (USA) to American Cigar Corporation (USA)
02/28/1967 American Cigar Corporation to American Tobacco Company, The (USA)
07/25/1985 American Tobacco Company, The to MFH Finance Corporation (USA)
04/26/1988 MFH Finance Corporation and Consolidated Cigar Holdings, Ltd. merge into Consolidated Cigar Corporation
07/31/2000 Consolidated Cigar Corporation to Max Rohr, Inc. (USA)
 

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Cohiba

Cohiba | Typed drawing | 73161879 | First use in commerce: 1982
Filed: March 13, 1978, by Culbro Corporation (USA)
Assignment:
01/13/1987 Culbro Corporation to General Cigar Co., Inc (USA)

Diplomaticos

Diplomaticos | Typed Drawing | 75057729 | First use in commerce: 1982
Filed: February 14, 1996, by Fuente Cigar Ltd. (DR)

El Rey del Mundo
Rey del Mundo | Typed Drawing | 72257351 | First use in commerce: 1966
Filed: October 27, 1966, by the Antonio Company of Tampa (USA)
Assignments:
01/02/1974 The Antonio Company of Tampa to to Villazon & Company, Inc. (USA)
01/21/1997 Villazon & Company, Inc. to General Cigar Co., Inc. (USA)

Fonseca

Fonseca | Typed Drawing | 73106502 | First use in commerce: 1964
Filed: November 15, 1976, by Antillian Cigar Corporation (USA)
Assignment:
04/12/1995 Antillian Cigar Corporation to Manufactura de Tabacos (Matasa) S.A. (Panama)

Gispert

Gispert | Typed Drawing | 73251094 | First use in commerce: 1980
Filed: February 22, 1980, by Wally Frank Ltd. (USA)
Assignments:
02/25/1993 Wally Frank Ltd. to Max Rohr Importer, Inc. (USA)
10/01/1998 Max Rohr Importer, Inc. to Max Rohr, Inc. (USA)

Guantanamera
Competing filings:
May 24, 2001, by Guantanamera Cigars, Inc. (USA) 76256068
April 15, 2002, by Corporacion Habanos, S.A. (CUBA) 76396128
 

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Los Statos de Luxe

Los Statos de Luxe | Typed drawing | 74232613 | First use in commerce: 1990
Filed: December 19, 1991, by P. Cerlis Corp. (USA)
Assignments:
12/28/1998 P. Cerlis Corp. d/b/a/ El Credito Cigars (USA) to Tabacalera El Credito, Inc. (USA)
08/31/1999 Tabacalera El Credito, Inc. to Intermatch Sweden AB (Sweden)

Montecristo

Montecristo | Typed drawing | 73160233 | First use in commerce: 1935
Filed: February 27, 1978, by Cuban Cigar Brands, N.V. (Netherlands Antilles)


Monte Cristo | Design plus words |71368577 |First use in commerce: 1935
Filed: August 22, 1935, by Particulares, S.A. (Cuba)
Assignments:
06/17/1976 Menendez Garcia y Compania (Cuba) to Cuban Cigar Brands N.V. (Netherlands Antilles)
 

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Punch

Punch | Typed Mark | 72249664 | First use in commerce: 1850
July 6, 1966, by F. Palicio, Inc.
Assignments:
10/28/1976 F. Palicio, Inc. to Villazon & Company, Inc. (USA)
01/21/1997 Villazon & Company, Inc. to General Cigar Co., Inc. (USA)

Quai d'Orsay

Quai d'Orsay | Typed Mark | 73729557
Filed: May 20, 1988, by Empresa Cubana del Tabaco ta Cubatabaco (Cuba)

Quintero

Quintero | Typed mark | 73255323 | First use in commerce: 1980
Filed: March 24, 1980, by Wally Frank Ltd. (USA)
Assignments:
02/25/1993 Wally Frank Ltd. to Max Rohr Importer, Inc. (USA)
10/01/1998 Max Rohr Importer, Inc. to Max Rohr, Inc. (USA)
 

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Romeo y Julieta

Romeo y Julieta | Typed drawing | 1047827 | First use in commerce: 1975
Filed: September 7, 1976, by Lankering Cigar Company, Inc. (USA)
Assignments:
04/01/1977 Lankering Cigar Company, Inc. to Wally Frank Ltd. (USA)
06/23/1977 Ramirez, Esther Blanco (unknown) to Wally Frank, Ltd.
02/25/1993 Wally Frank, Ltd.to Max Rohr Importer, Inc. (USA)
10/01/1998 Max Rohr Importer, Inc. to Max Rohr, Inc. (USA)

San Cristobal de la Habana

San Cristobal de la Habana | Typed drawing | 75151575
Filed: August 16, 1996, by Corporacion Habanos, S.A. (Cuba)
Abandoned April 2, 1998, for a failure to respond or late response

Troya

Troya | Typed drawing | 75233067 | First use in commerce: 1984
Filed: January 29, 1997, by Lignum-2, Inc. (USA)


Troya | Design plus words | 75240356 | First use in commerce: 1984
Filed: February 12, 1997, by Lignum-2, Inc. (USA)
 

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Vegas Robaina

Vegas Robaina | Typed drawing | 75240789
Filed: February 12, 1997, by Corporacion Habanos, S.A. (Cuba)


Vegas Robaina | Design plus words | 75493632
Filed: May 27, 1998, by Corporacion Habanos, S.A. (Cuba)

Vegueros

Vegueros | Typed drawing | 75011205
Filed: October 27, 1995, by Habanos, S.A. (Cuba)


Vegueros | Design plus words | 76065524
Filed: June 8, 2000, by Manual Camacho Mesas (Spain)
 

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unbelievable post am gonna print that out for safekeeping
thanks for all your work
 

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Who knew there was a non-cuban Flor del Cano? :confused:
I know! And the Red Dot Bolivar really surprised me as well.

I thought it was interesting to see how a majority of these marks started out being registered and owned by smaller companies and, over time, their ownership was consolidated into a few major players. It gives a little insight into the post-Embargo global cigar business. Also, some of the registrations by companies I'd never heard of (like Jose L. Piedra Cigar, Inc.) make you wonder if the company was formed primarily for the purpose of registering the mark so it could sell it after the Embargo is lifted.

Here's a pretty informative article about Ramon Cifuentes Toriello, registrant and early owner of the Partagas and Ramon Allones marks: http://www.cigaraficionado.com/Cigar/CA_Archives/CA_Show_Article/0,2322,279,00.html
 

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Thanks for the info. Looks like a lot of work.
 
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