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[California] Judge ‘Confounded’ Argument Made After $2M Trademark Award ($$)

A California federal judge questioned why a hookah distributor waited to claim it can’t be penalized for allegedly counterfeiting trademarks that weren’t yet registered, but vacated what was left of $1.2 million of a hookah maker’s jury verdict anyway, sa
Law360
added Aug 25, 2016 14:22
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R.J. Reynolds Seeks Inter Partes Review Of Electronic Cigarette Patent ($$)

A patented electronic cigarette is not entitled to the filing date of a parent patent pursuant to rulings by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in ICU Medical, Inc. v. Alaris Medical Systems, Inc. (558 F.3d 1368 [Fed. Cir. 2009]), Research Corp. Te
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 12, 2016 00:32
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[Germany, Florida] German Glass Pipe Maker Sues Hookah Company For Selling Counterfeits ($$)

A German corporation known for selling water pipes and hookahs on Aug. 9 filed suit in federal court in Florida against a hookah company for allegedly selling counterfeit products (ROOR v. Hookah, Tobacco and Sun Inc., No. 0:16-cv-61902, S.D. Fla.).
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 12, 2016 00:32
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California Federal Judge Orders Couple To Stop Using Tobacco Trademark ($$)

default judgment in favor of a hookah tobacco company that sued a couple who was using the company’s trademarked brands and ordered the couple to pay $575,000 (Starbuzz Tobacco Inc. v. Issa Hilo, et al., No. SACV 16-0303 AG, C.D. Calif.).
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 11, 2016 14:33
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[Canada, USA] Study finds smoke-free workplaces more creative

finds employees with companies working under smoke-free legislation improved creativity by an average of 9% after smoking left the workplace.... companies in the U.S. who have filed patents between 1976 and 2010.
VANCOUVER 24 HOURS (ca)
added Aug 8, 2016 13:26
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[Uruguay] Philip Morris Ruling Allows For Regulation, But Not Free Rein ($$)

A World Bank tribunal recently rejected Philip Morris' claims...an outcome that experts say is an encouraging affirmation of the importance of protecting states’ sovereign right to regulate, but is one that won’t necessarily bar future claims challenging
Law360
added Jul 23, 2016 17:16
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The Significance Of Uruguay’s Win Over Philip Morris International

This is not only affirmative that the FCTC provides legal backing to states who seek to provide protective health measures, but illustrates the success of international organisations in supporting national governments in their health efforts.
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Jul 22, 2016 16:46
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[Caribbean] Tobacco Company Sues Collective Of Cannabis Companies Over Trademark Use ($$)

A tobacco company based in the British West Indies filed suit on June 24 in a New York federal court against a group of companies with common ownership for allegedly using a name on their products that the tobacco company had already trademarked (Montobac
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 22, 2016 02:55
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[Latin America] Little Uruguay beat Big Tobacco in court, keeping the right to large, grotesque cigarette warnings

The company had demanded that either the regulations be lifted, not be applied to Philip Morris, or that Uruguay pay the company more than $20 million in damages. The tribunal instead ordered Philip Morris to pay $7 million and other costs to reimburse U
Public Radio International (PRI)
added Jul 15, 2016 02:22
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[Switzerland] Investor-State Tribunal Dismisses Philip Morris Case Against Uruguay Cigarette Packaging

“trademarks being property, their use by the registered owner is protected,” said the tribunal. This meant that the tobacco company had “property rights regarding their trademarks capable of being expropriated.” Observing that Philip Morris’ brand and “
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Jul 14, 2016 15:55
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