Dispute between US-Canadian Firms over Cuba Golf Project

HAVANA TIMES – The Canadian 360 Vox Corporation sued a US golf company for trying to prevent the use of the PGAL British brand in tourism projects in Cuba, Prensa Latina reported.

According to the suit, the PGA of America subsidiary of Palm Beach pressured the parent company to cancel the license and prevent the use of names like PGA Village Cuba and Cuba PGA National Golf Academy, on a golf course and marina planned for the island.

According to the lawyer in the case, in March 2011 the Canadian company announced the signing of the license agreement for the future use of the name, and “the next day, PGA of America denied any role in the project in Cuba”.

The suing party says they lost US $20 million in anticipated benefits, $ 5.5 million in feasibility studies and other expenses, and the $80,000 they paid for the PGAL permit.