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Brand Battles: Gruyere, Dr Pepper, The Gap ($$)

In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board...Dr Pepper tries to "crush" a registration for fruity e-cigarette juice...The second is more straightforward: Reynolds American...
Law360
added Jan 29, 2017 17:20
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[Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe] Gold Leaf Tobacco skates legal dispute, re-enters market

South Africa-based cigarette manufacturer, Gold Leaf Tobacco has skated past its legal battle with a competitor over a brand name to reintroduce its cigarettes on the market, rebranding from ‘RG’ to its full name ‘Rudland and George.
BH24 (zw)
added Jan 31, 2017 17:38
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Altria Settles Vaping Dispute, Reynolds Moves Ahead at PTAB

Subsidiaries for tobacco companies Imperial Brands and Altria jointly filed Jan. 4 to end two patent infringement lawsuits even as Reynolds American Inc. has made progress in challenges to two of Imperial’s e-cigarette patents
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Jan 8, 2017 23:37
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New business model invoked

“We will be prioritizing and focusing on the vapor and tobacco heating consumer segments within our next generation product portfolio with our Vype and Glo brands. We do recognize the focus and single-mindedness Kind can bring will be an asset to the spe
Tobacco Reporter
added Jan 7, 2017 03:05
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Fontem, Nu Mark End E-Cig Patent Fight With Settlement ($$)

ending an infringement lawsuit as well as challenges that Nu Mark had launched attacking the validity of the patents. Fontem, a unit of U.K tobacco company Imperial Brands...
Law360
added Jan 7, 2017 02:42
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[Virgin Islands] 22nd Century Group Announces Major Scientific Collaboration with University of Virginia

will invest approximately $1,100,000 in this major scientific collaboration with UVA. The goals of the research agreement include: (i) creating unique industrial hemp plants with guaranteed levels of THC below the legal limits (thus eliminating the risk t
Business Wire
added Dec 20, 2016 22:17
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PTAB Rejects Nu Mark's Challenge To E-Cig Patent ($$)

Electronic cigarette marker Nu Mark LLC lost a bid to invalidate claims in a rival’s e-cigarette patent, after the Patent Trial and Appeal Board said Thursday the evidence that NuMark’s arguments relied on had already been considered by a patent examiner.
Law360
added Dec 17, 2016 19:43
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Australia: Clearing the smoke – use and consent of trademark clarified

The decision of the Full Federal Court in Scandinavian Tobacco Group Eersel BV v Trojan Trading Company...has provided some useful clarity to the conceptual complexities surrounding use and consent under Sections 120 and 123 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (
Mondaq
added Dec 8, 2016 20:38
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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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[Australia] WTO Delays Ruling In High-Stakes Tobacco Packaging Battle ($$)

will not issue a ruling on whether Australia's "plain packaging" tobacco law usurps foreign companies' intellectual property rights until May, according to WTO documents circulated Tuesday, delaying a decision that was slated to arrive by the end of 2016.
Law360
added Dec 8, 2016 03:23
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