Bacardi has filed a suit against the US Government on its decision to allow Cuba sell its Havana Club rum in America.

Cuba is not allowed sell its rum in America due to the US trade embargo on the island.

Last month, the US Patent and Trademark Office decided to allow Cubaexport to register the Havana Club name once again in the US.

Bacardi filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the US Department of Treasury on the Havana Club trademark’s renewal.

The company manufactures makes rum in Puerto Rico and markets it in the US and elsewhere.

Bacardi and Cubaexport have fought over the trademark in the court for about 20 years.

Bacardi senior vice president and general counsel Eduardo Sanchez was quoted by Reuters as saying: "The American people have the right to know the truth of how and why this unprecedented, sudden and silent action was taken by the United States government to reverse long-standing US and international public policy and law."

The Government of Cuba did not commented on the case. Citing a spokesman, the news agency reported that the US Patent and Trademark Office does not comment on specific cases.