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[Cuba, USA] No Cigar Yet, but Take Your Mark

Take as a cautionary tale the trademark battle currently being fought over cigars. In that fight, General Cigar, a U.S. company, registered the Cohiba trademark for cigars in 1995. A Cuban company, Cubatabaco, sued in federal court, claiming rights to the
Corporate Counsel Magazine
added Mar 27, 2015 11:40
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[USA, Florida] Could the End of the Embargo Kill the Cuban-Cigar Industry?

Forty-one years after imprisoning his father, the Cuban government had now come for Pepe. In a law office high above Coral Gables, Florida, Castro's attorneys grilled him not about democracy or freedom of speech or civil rights, but about something even
Village Voice blogs
added Feb 5, 2015 06:13
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[Africa] Kenya imposes tough cigarette packaging rules

Cigarette manufacturers, distributors and importers will not be allowed to put brand names or trademarks on cigarette packages and wrappers starting June this year. According to the new Tobacco Control Regulations 2014 published by the Ministry of Health
Capital FM Kenya (ke)
added Feb 3, 2015 08:19
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[Korea - South] Tobacco Companies Terminating Unpopular Products after Price Hike

British American Tobacco (BAT) Korea...decided to stop sales of Lucky Strike, one of its oldest brands, in order to focus on sales of other products such as Dunhill and Kent. ... Japan Tobacco International (JTI) Korea is also planning to end sales of it
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Jan 11, 2015 15:41
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[Africa, Ghana] Report: Booming cigarette business on Oxford Street, Osu

Cigarette business on popular Oxford Street in Osu seems to be booming as retailers make hundreds of cedis a day from sales. Right from the Dankwa Circle through to Papaye, one can locate several cigarette joints spread along the Oxford Street.
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Nov 16, 2014 22:46
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Greece: cigarette consumption declines to 20 billion pieces

This year Greece showed its 8th consecutive annual decrease in sales of cigarettes, which reached 20.15 billion pieces, GreekReporter website writes quoting data from a survey regarding cigarette consumption in the country conducted by Fast Market Researc
La Redazione ANSAmed (it)
added Sep 16, 2014 03:37
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[Canada] AGAR: Rush is on to ban e-cigarettes

I asked whether he and his council should have evidence of harm before they ban something. Dawe said, "The municipal act is very clear in terms of if we have a concern ... Moving forward in the absence of evidence, without even attempting to gather it,
Sun News Network (ca)
added Aug 22, 2014 12:26
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[Africa, South Africa] Young, smoking and black drive cigar sales

ALTHOUGH it is still a small market, women and young, aspiring, black middle-class people are fuelling a spike in the growth of cigar consumption in the country. Cigars are perceived as a sign of status and wealth in South Africa, to be enjoyed socially
Business Day (za)
added Aug 14, 2014 01:39
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[South America/Caribbean] Cuba: Tobacco Traditions Among Tourism Attractions

Attracted by the fame of Cuban tobacco, dozens of foreign visitors are touring Casa del Veguero in the municiplaity of Viñales, PInar del Rio, west of Cuba, where secrets of the tobacco cultivation are seen, from the best fields of the island.
Prensa Latina (cu)
added Jul 3, 2014 03:54
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[Canada] JHA: Tax hike on tobacco could save 25,000 lives

If Flaherty wants the gold medal for tobacco control then he should announce that every year for the next five years the street price per pack will rise by at least 10 per cent — or double his recent announcement. This will have the net impact of getting
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Feb 28, 2014 12:26
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