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News: Trademarks Give Hints of Upcoming Cigar Releases (Can you guess who owns which name?)

11 Jun 2013

Every year, cigar companies create many new lines. (You could argue there are too many new cigars and not enough attention to older lines.) The plethora of new cigars means cigar makers register a lot of trademarks in order to protect their brand names once they are released.

Those same trademark registrations give us a hint of what new blends companies may be releasing, especially with the IPCPR Trade Show taking place next month. Of course, many will never turn into anything, but others will become flagship brands. Take a look at this 2010 article about trademark registrations and you’ll see Drew Estate’s Undercrown and Alec Bradley’s American Classic long before the cigars ever were released.

Some trademarks are pretty obvious as to who the owner is. For example, “Flor de Antillas Sun Grown” or “Prohibition by Rocky Patel.” Others are seemingly random.

So to have a little fun, here’s a quick eight-question quiz to see if you can guess who registered which trademark. You’ll find the answers on the last page.

In the comments, let us know which trademark names you are most excited about possibly becoming a new cigar.

Patrick S

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8 Responses to “News: Trademarks Give Hints of Upcoming Cigar Releases (Can you guess who owns which name?)”

  1. Travis Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 3:01 am #

    Love the quiz!

  2. Jax Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:51 am #

    Nocturnal… creepy.

  3. Jmac Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    A "cool" name does not a good cigar make. Someone should have pressed the delete key on most of those names listed in the quiz. But then, to whom are they marketing? Branding is everything. A T-shirt with a "Rattler" logo! Who cares if it smokes like poison, it's a cool T-shirt.

  4. Brk Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    I heard a rumor that Drew Estates. is coming out with an elegant 4×80 smoke called the rats Rectum. Meanwhile Littoral Gomez is working on a revolutionary new vitola with the head in the shape off a nipple. The test are showing many find this more pleasant to draw off of.

  5. Patrick Semmens Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    If you have trouble viewing the quiz, you can also take it here:

  6. Jake Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Laugh if you want but, I'm looking forward to the new Gurkhas.

  7. @MiamiCigarCo Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Carribean Blend is something La Aurora owned for a while, they just renewed the trademark. As for the others between Miami Cigar & La Aurora, only KILO will see the light of day this year.

    • Patrick Semmens Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

      Look forward to KILO. Wishing Barry the best of luck.

      Like Jax, I'm not sure I'm ready for Nocturnal.