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[UK] LETTER: Justifying tobacco control is simple ($$)

Hurst is surprised by the UK government's intention to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes as "use of a trademark in the course of trade shall not be unjustifiably encumbered . . . ". The key word is "unjustifiably".
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 29, 2015 19:16

Cigarette price and other factors associated with brand choice and brand loyalty in Zambia: findings from the ITC Zambia Survey

document the high levels of brand loyalty in a market where price variation is fairly small across cigarette brands. Future research is needed on longitudinal trends to evaluate the effect of tobacco control policies in Zambia.
Tobacco Control
added Jan 29, 2015 01:35

[UK] LETTER: Tobacco companies have right to use trademarks ($$)

the proposed legislation contravenes the government's clear obligations under the UK Trade Marks Act of 1994 and the World Trade Organisation Trips Agreement (Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) of the same year.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 28, 2015 13:36

[Australia, Europe, UK] TAYLOR: Cigarette packaging

tobacco companies would take action in Europe, demanding either that the law be revoked or that compensation be paid. If the government did fail to prove its case, then it would be a PR disaster for anti-smoking policy, and the taxpayer could find itself
Law Gazette (uk)
added Jan 18, 2015 21:39

University of Kentucky challenges Lorillard on blu e-cigarette slogan

The University of Kentucky has filed a challenge to Greensboro-based Lorillard Inc.'s trademark application for its “blu Nation” slogan used to promote its blu e-cigarette....the Lorillard logo would be confusing to people who already know Big Blue Natio
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Jan 12, 2015 22:54

22nd Century Acquires Important Intellectual Property from the National Research Council of Canada and Announces Hiring of 10 New Employees at Factory

purchased strategically important intellectual property (both patents and patent applications) from the National Research Council of Canada (“NRC”)...The unparalleled technology allows for the production of the world’s lowest nicotine cigarette, up to 98%
Business Wire
added Dec 30, 2014 08:38

[Hong Kong] Tobacco plain packaging laws: the Australian experience

The Australian Government did not acquire any proprietary benefit from the imposition of the TPP Act on the plaintiffs. Accordingly the constitutional challenge to the TPP Act failed. ...Philip Morris Asia (incorporated in Hong Kong) allegedly only purcha
added Dec 21, 2014 20:12

[Asia, China] Exclusive: Pay per puff? Caffeine stick? E-cigarette boom sparks race for new patents

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 the front runner
added Dec 2, 2014 08:04

[UK] Big tobacco warns on trademarks

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
City A.M. (uk)
added Nov 28, 2014 12:01

WARNER/POLLACK: The Nicotine Fix

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
The Atlantic Monthly
added Nov 13, 2014 14:58
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