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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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[Africa, Tanzania] Court Throws Out TCC's Appeal in Cigarette War

THE Court of Appeal has rejected the appeal lodged by the Tanzania Cigarette Company (TCC) Limited in a cigarette war with another local company, Mastermind Tobacco Tanzania Limited (Mastermind), over claims of infringement of Safari Graphic trademark.
All-Africa.com
added Jun 20, 2013 19:05
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[Canada] The hot debate over electronic cigarettes sure to spark regulation, litigation

The lucrative nature of the e-cigarette market can be seen in the rate at which manufacturers are protecting their technology. Currently, there are at least 30 patents or patent applications related to electronic cigarettes listed in the patents database
The Lawyers Weekly (ca)
added Apr 17, 2015 16:36
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Philip Morris loses 'activate' appeal against Japan Tobacco ($$)

World Trademark Review (uk)
added Jul 31, 2014 16:55
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[Africa, Australia, Uruguay] Tobacco Industry Tactics Limit Poorer Nations’ Smoking Laws

The industry is warning countries that their tobacco laws violate an expanding web of trade and investment treaties, raising the prospect of costly, prolonged legal battles, health advocates and officials said.
New York Times
added Dec 13, 2013 02:12
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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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[USA] Federal Circuit Smokes Cuban Entity On Standing Issue

Empresa Cubana Del Tabaco (d/b/a Cubatabaco) v. General Cigar Co., Inc. The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's (the Board) decision, holding that a Cuban cigar manufacturer's standing to pursue
Mondaq
added Aug 16, 2014 16:50
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[Malaysia] M'sia said to have backed down on TPP stance

The Bantah TPP agreement organisation expressed disappointment ... Mohd Nizam said based on leaked negotiation documents and reports from Wikileaks, Hufftington Post and Inside US Trade, it is apparent that Malaysia has weakened its stance on tobacco and
The Malaysian Reserve (my)
added Dec 16, 2013 02:26
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[Canada] Ban seductive brand names as part of the federal government’s plain packaging regulations for tobacco products

The Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control is applauding the French government’s decision to ban various tobacco brand names and, bolstered by the support of 200 Quebec organizations, is asking Canada’s Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, to include the same
LifeinQuebec.com (ca)
added Feb 7, 2017 16:31
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Altria Sues U.S. to Keep ‘Black & Mild’ Cigar Name

In a civil complaint filed with United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Altria argued the use of the word ”mild’” in Black & Mild doesn’t convey anything about health, risk or safety. Rather, the term describes ”taste and body.” Altri
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 26, 2016 22:42
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