Cohiba NPR's Phillip Davis reports from Havana that Cuba, even though it has no relations with the United States, has gone to a US court to keep an American firm from marketing a cigar under the famous Cuban brandname, Cohiba (coh-EE-bah). Aficionados value the Cohiba above all other Cuban cigars, and Fidel Castro's regime is angry that the General Cigar Company of New York is selling a Cohiba cigar made with a Dominican filler, an Indonesian binder and a Cameroonian wrapper. General Cigar's defenders say it has the right to use the Cohiba name, since Cuba cannot sell its Cohibas in the US because of the American economic embargo against Fidel Castro's regime.
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NPR's Phillip Davis reports from Havana that Cuba, even though it has no relations with the United States, has gone to a US court to keep an American firm from marketing a cigar under the famous Cuban brandname, Cohiba (coh-EE-bah). Aficionados value the Cohiba above all other Cuban cigars, and Fidel Castro's regime is angry that the General Cigar Company of New York is selling a Cohiba cigar made with a Dominican filler, an Indonesian binder and a Cameroonian wrapper. General Cigar's defenders say it has the right to use the Cohiba name, since Cuba cannot sell its Cohibas in the US because of the American economic embargo against Fidel Castro's regime.