Headlines Tagged with Patents/Trademarks — 574 headlines found
makers are racing to design and buy variations of a technology that has lit a billion-dollar boom, created a new vocabulary, and prompted a backlash from health officials worried about the impact of the new smokeless devices....China...is the front runner
Nov 24, 2014 Reuters
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representatives from across the globe have written to the government, arguing that rules mandating plain packaging for cigarettes violates intellectual property rights. “There are ways to regulate effectively in the public interest. Mandating destructio
Nov 28, 2014 City A.M. (uk)
added Nov 28, 2014 12:01
America’s cigarette addiction may seem to be mostly over. But low-income Americans continue to smoke—and die—at alarming rates. A radical new strategy could help them quit once and for all... This mixed-modality tobacco-control regulatory strategy would
Nov 13, 2014 The Atlantic Monthly
added Nov 13, 2014 14:58
In the light of all the foregoing, the Tribunal affirms the Centre’s jurisdiction and its competence to hear the Claimants’ claim for denial of justice.
Jul 2, 2013 World Bank
added Nov 12, 2014 11:33
Uruguay has presented a 500 page document to defend itself against an international lawsuit challenging the country's tough tobacco packaging regulations. The claim was brought by Philip Morris, the global tobacco giant, at the World Bank's International
Nov 10, 2014 CorpWatch
added Nov 12, 2014 11:13
The recent public hearing on the proposed Tobacco Bill, in Abuja, again provided the public, especially those at both ends of the tobacco debate, to air their views on tobacco and the industry, described by analysts as contributing over N100 billion in r
Nov 11, 2014 Nigerian Tribune (ng)
added Nov 11, 2014 11:12
the debate will be likely played out in just these political circles rather than legal ones, unless the World Trade Organisation (WTO) sides with those challenging Australia's tobacco packaging regime. Unfortunately, the WTO has now held over its ruling u
Oct 14, 2014 World Trademark Review (uk)
added Nov 10, 2014 21:43
TRIPS Council Debates: Tobacco Packaging, Non-Violation Disputes, Innovation, Health Waiver, UNCTAD ($$)
This week’s meeting of the World Trade Organization body governing intellectual property issues addressed a long agenda, reflecting continued divergence on regular items, such as... sustained discussions on plain packaging for tobacco products.
Oct 30, 2014 Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Nov 8, 2014 15:18
the invention described takes the idea further by suggesting that its e-cig would include a puff-detecting sensor, and that its USB connection could do more than just provide power to the device's batteries.
Oct 13, 2014 The Register (uk)
added Oct 13, 2014 10:34
A recent patent from Phillip Morris imagines a web-connected e-cig. It could help users quit—but it could also open their pipe up to tracking and hacking.
Oct 10, 2014 The Atlantic Monthly
added Oct 10, 2014 14:03