Habanos Elevates Security Measures
Habanos S.A., the official worldwide distributor of Cuban cigars, has developed a new way to thwart the efforts of the knockoff business. The company's introduced a new security seal that apparently has other safety features ... all of which are designed to prevent you from smoking a "Cohibo" while wearing your Folex and carrying Burbarry.
Specifically, there are two new elements on the Republica de Cuba warranty seal. One is a holographic label, which you'll find to the right of every warranty. The other is a barcode that will be on the left of the warranty. The seal is designed to fall apart if removed, making it impossible to reuse it on a box of fakes. Also, the barcode corresponds to a customized identification number stored in a database. One scan will show brand, size and market destination.
In the words of our esteemed former leader, "mission accomplished," right? Well, this all assumes that counterfeiters won't be able to build a better mousetrap.