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Australia's Plain Packaging Law Negatively Impacting Retailers

Australian retailers worried new regulations requiring plain packaging for tobacco products would affect their bottom line, and new research indicates they had a right to worry. Roy Morgan Research, based in Australia, found that increased administrative
Convenience Store News
added Mar 27, 2013 11:55
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[Australia] Aus smokers lose their taste for plain packaged cigarettes

SMOKERS have reported noticing a change in the way their cigarettes taste since the introduction of Australia's world-first tobacco plain packaging laws in December.
Whitsunday Times (au)
added Feb 13, 2013 12:47
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[Australia, New Zealand] Plain packaging not affecting tobacco sales

The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores says tobacco sales remain consistent, despite plain packaging, but retailers are paying more in administrative and labour costs to implement the change.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Feb 10, 2013 22:22
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[Australia, Uruguay] Treaty Shopping: How Philip-Morris Cherry-Picked Worst Case BITs

a closer look reveals a broad collection of older treaties that do not contain exceptions in modern treaties that could have avoided this situation. As a multinational-enterprise, Philip-Morris has attempted to evade these exceptions by going through sub
infojustice.org (Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - American University Washington College of Law)
added Dec 3, 2012 00:04
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Marlboro Box Defaced in Australia Where Future Is Now

the future of cigarette packs is on display in Australia, and it’s not that pretty: large, graphic images of gangrenous limbs and cancer victims, with brand names printed in a uniform font on a background legally defined as “drab dark brown.”
Bloomberg News
added Oct 5, 2012 14:11
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[Australia, Denmark] Holy smokes: parallel importation meets plain packaging

Allsop J found that Trojan’s application of the trade marks to the external TPP compliant packaging did fall under the section 123 defence and it was not liable for trade mark infringement. The case will have serious ramifications for controlling distri
Lexology (uk)
added Nov 2, 2015 09:16
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WTO Panel's Preliminary Ruling Favours Dominican Republic in its Challenge to Australia's Plain Packaging Law

the Panel rejected all of Australia`s procedural objections to the Dominican Republic`s claims... They have noted that, nearly two years since Australia`s plain packaging measures took effect, the measures have failed to contribute to reducing smoking in
Yahoo! Finance
added Nov 14, 2014 08:43
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Australia smoking rates tumble after plain-packaging shift

fell at their fastest pace in more than two decades following the introduction of the world's first law forcing cigarettes to be sold in plain packaging, according to the most comprehensive survey undertaken since the new rules came into force.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 16, 2014 22:02
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[USA] Australia's Plain Tobacco Packaging Laws Are A Sticking Point For A New US Trade Deal

An intellectual property business delegation from the US Chamber of Commerce in Australia this week sees the removal, by law, of company brands as “strange”. They understand the health benefits but argue that a company’s brand is highly valuable, and in
Business Insider
added Nov 24, 2013 01:08
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Law Spoils Tobacco’s Taste, Australians Say

Smokers think the cigarettes taste off. Complaints started to roll in about the flavor of cigarette brands almost immediately after the law went into effect on Dec. 1. That could mean a lot for health advocates’ efforts to prevent smoking. “Of course the
New York Times
added Jul 10, 2013 12:43
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