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Cuba's Cohiba Wins U.S. Suit

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Cuba's Cohiba Wins U.S. Suit

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Cuba's Cohiba Wins U.S. Suit

Cuba's Cohiba Wins U.S. Suit

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A federal judge rules to strip the General Cigar Co. of the Cohiba brand trademark, siding with Havana's Cubatabaco, the originator of the name. The ruling follows a lawsuit initially filed in 1997 by Cubatabaco, a company owned by the Cuban government. Hear NPR's Michele Norris and author Richard Carleton Hacker.