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EU, Cuba spar with US over 'Havana Club' rum

The European Union and Cuba locked horns with the United States on Tuesday at the World Trade Organization, slamming Washington's long failure to void a trademark law affecting the rum business. The battle centres on a 1998 law which allows a US brand of rum to use the "Havana Club" name despite it already being owned by a company based in Cuba, which is in business with France's Pernod Ricard group. The law was struck down by the WTO in 2002.

EU, Cuba spar with US over 'Havana Club' rum at WTO

The European Union and Cuba locked horns with the United States on Tuesday at the World Trade Organization, slamming Washington's long failure to void a trademark law affecting the rum business. The battle centres on a 1998 law which allows a US brand of rum to use the "Havana Club" name despite it already being owned by a company based in Cuba, which is in business with France's Pernod Ricard group. The law was struck down by the WTO in 2002.

Warner Bros. nabs Ryan Gosling's directorial debut 'How to Catch a Monster'

By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Warner Bros. is in final negotiations to catch a monster -- Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "How to Catch a Monster," TheWrap has learned. Saoirse Ronan stars alongside Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Ben Mendelsohn and Rob Zabrecky. Bold Films is financing the film as well as producing with Marc Platt Productions and Gosling's Phantasma Films. David Lancaster and Michel Litvak are producing for Bold along with Platt and Adam Siegel.
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