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[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
Mondaq
added Dec 21, 2014 20:12
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[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 devices....China...is the front runner
Reuters
added Dec 2, 2014 08:04
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[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
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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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PHILIP MORRIS v. URUGUAY: Decision on Jurisdiction (July 02, 2013)

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.
World Bank
added Nov 12, 2014 11:33
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[Switzerland] Uruguay Presents Defense Against Philip Morris Tobacco Lawsuit

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
CorpWatch
added Nov 12, 2014 11:13
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco Bill: Of consumer rights and economic interests?

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
Nigerian Tribune (ng)
added Nov 11, 2014 11:12
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Plain packaging: the clash of entrenched views - Blog

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
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Nov 10, 2014 21:43
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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.
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Nov 8, 2014 15:18
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[UK] Philip Morris seeks pay-per-puff patent to help you STOP smoking

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.
The Register (uk)
added Oct 13, 2014 10:34
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