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[UK, USA] Imperial fires up e-cigarette legal battle ($$)

electronic cigarette arm of Imperial Tobacco has launched legal proceedings over patents against nine of its US rivals as “big tobacco” becomes increasingly aggressive in the battle for the fast-growing e-cigarette market. Fontem Ventures, a wholly owned
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 10, 2014 16:15
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[Europe, UK] Imperial move suggests it may be developing a coffee habit ($$)

Nicotine patches, chocolate drinks, vitamins and coffee are not the typical wares you would expect a tobacco multinational to sell, but the owner of Gauloises cigarettes, Montecristo cigars and Rizla rolling papers is registering a brand name that would
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 19, 2013 12:13
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Philip Morris Tobacco Serves Cease & Desist Papers to Stones Throw For Jonwayne Packaging

received an official cease and desist letter from the attorneys of one of the most powerful companies in the county. Stones Throw, which is known for their creativity in designing cover art, produced a cassette package that looked like a Marlboro Cigarett
Rap Basement
added Apr 9, 2013 10:17
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[Greece] Tobacco trademarks clash before Administrative Committee for Trademarks

In a high-profile opposition proceeding before the Administrative Committee for Trademarks (ACFT) of the Trademark Bureau, British American Tobacco (Brands) Inc (BAT) challenged two Greek trademark applications owned by Philip Morris Products SA on the b
Intellectual Asset Management (uk)
added Oct 24, 2012 17:48
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[Australia] No Decision On WTO Plain Packaging Dispute Before May 2017 ($$)

The much-awaited decision of the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body on Australia’s law requiring that tobacco products be sold in plain packages, challenged by four countries, has been postponed and is now expected “not before May 2017.”
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Dec 9, 2016 14:19
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Zippo’s lawsuit against e-cig maker settled, the company reports

involving a Lorillard subsidiary’s use of the name “blu” in a popular and profitable line of e-cigarettes, was filed last April in a California federal court. In it, Zippo argued the brand too closely resembled its line of “BLU” butane lighters, and infr
Bradford (PA) Era
added Jul 4, 2015 16:02
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[Canada] Guidance on entitlement to claim profits in trademark infringement cases

On March 23 2015 the Federal Court confirmed that Imperial Tobacco is entitled to elect an accounting of Philip Morris's profits resulting from the infringement of its rights in the MARLBORO trademark in Canada. This decision will likely become significan
International Law Office (uk)
added May 5, 2015 10:04
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KAYE: Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Anti-Smoking Campaign

Avaaz... is running a signature campaign in support of Uruguay’s policies...unleashing lawyers to undermine a country’s sovereignty leaves Philip Morris once again appearing to be little more than a corporate bully.
Triple Pundit
added Apr 13, 2015 12:04
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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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Leave To Appeal To Supreme Court Of Canada Denied To Philip Morris In Trademark Dispute

The decision held that Philip Morris' otherwise non-branded cigarettes that used the "ROOFTOP" design on its packaging, infringed Marlboro Canada's trademark rights in the "MARLBORO" trademark by causing confusion for consumers. (For further information o
Mondaq
added Mar 22, 2013 09:42
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