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LA AURORA AND PADILLA CIGARS REACH AMICABLE SETTLEMENT

LA AURORA AND PADILLA CIGARS REACH AMICABLE SETTLEMENT

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 Padilla will change their current logo to avoid any potential consumer confusion with logos used by La Aurora. La Aurora agrees to allow Padilla to sell out of current inventory before changing logo.

October 5, 2015- La Aurora, the original factory in the Dominican Republic, and Padilla Cigars have finally signed an amicable agreement in which La Aurora will allow Padilla Cigars to use an alternate version of their current logo, “to reflect a sufficiently abstract version of a lion design to avoid confusion in the market place and make a separate commercial impression in the minds of the consumer“. Padilla Cigars agrees to abandon an existing US Trademark Registration with La Aurora’s consent.

La Aurora, owned by the León (lion in Spanish) family since 1903, uses the iconic lion to identify their products (La Aurora, León Jimenes, Family Reserve and Untamed) since 1926 and the American consumer has already related the symbol of the lion with La Aurora. For that reason, La Aurora claims ownership of the lion as a symbol of their brand of cigars and related products.

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The agreement states that Padilla Cigars may use an abstract lion to prevent consumer confusion now and for all releases in the future. La Aurora will allow Padilla cigars the right to sell out of their remaining inventory of non-tobacco materials with the commitment from Padilla Cigars to not go back to the old design. La Aurora also agrees not to go against any third parties who may purchase these products during the sell off period.

La Aurora is exclusively distributed in the U.S.A. by Miami Cigar & Co.

About Miami Cigar & Co.
Founded in 1989 by Nestor and Mariana Miranda, Miami Cigar & Co. has become one of the premier distributors of premium cigars boasting a portfolio which includes Tatiana, Don Lino and the Nestor Miranda brands. Miami Cigar &Co. also serves as the exclusive United States distributor for La Aurora, S.A, Viva Republica and Hf Barcelona brands.

 

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Drew Estate Announces New Event-Only Kentucky Fire Cured “Yard Bird”

Drew Estate Announces New Event-Only Kentucky Fire Cured “Yard Bird” 

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Miami, FL – Drew Estate announces today the release of a new size of their popular Kentucky Fire Cured blend, called “Yard Bird”. The new size will be available exclusively at Drew Estate events, and will be making its first appearance at the second annual Kentucky Barn Smoker, taking place on October 3rd in the Hopkinsville, KY. Attendees of the sold-out event will be the first to smoke the new size, which will make follow-up appearances at upcoming Kentucky Fire Cured-specific Drew Estate events across the United States.

The new “Yard Bird” size is presented in a 5” x 50 torpedo vitola, and is based upon the original Kentucky Fire Cured blend. The blend features Kentucky seed tobacco, grown and fire cured in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, along with Nicaraguan and Brazilian fillers. The cigar is wrapped with a Mexican San Andres wrapper to round out the blend profile.

When asked about the new “Yard Bird” size, Jonathan Drew commented from New York City: “The Drew Estate team is ultra passionate about Fire Cured tobaccos. We’ve played a major role in creating and expanding this new segment of Fire Cured cigars, and the annual Kentucky Barn Smoker is our celebration of Fire Cured tobaccos. Held in the epicenter of Fire Cured tobacco production in the United States, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, this event is unlike any other, taking the consumer into the fire-curing barns. If you slept on this year’s KFCBS event, don’t miss it next year. It’s a MAJOR game changer! The new ‘Yard Bird’ size is our commemorative size for this event, and we will be bringing it out at more DE events soon.”

To celebrate the launch of the new Kentucky Fire Cured “Yard Bird”, Drew Estate is giving away five of the sought-after cigar packs from the 2015 Kentucky Barn Smoker. Enter now at http://drewestate.com/barnsmoker for a chance to win a few Yard Birds of your own.

About Drew Estate

Founded in New York City in 1996, Drew Estate has become one of the fastest growing tobacco companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”TM, Drew Estate has led the “Boutique Cigar” movement by innovating new elements to the tobacco industry with their unique tobaccos and blending styles that have attracted new and traditional cigar enthusiasts. In their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Nicaraguan headquarters, Drew Estate produces a variety of brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Herrera Estelí Norteño, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Natural by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Nirvana, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial, Undercrown, and Java by Drew Estate.

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