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[Canada, USA] Study finds smoke-free workplaces more creative

finds employees with companies working under smoke-free legislation improved creativity by an average of 9% after smoking left the workplace.... companies in the U.S. who have filed patents between 1976 and 2010.
VANCOUVER 24 HOURS (ca)
added Aug 8, 2016 13:26
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Branding Ban: It does not work

Branding ban proposals are based on a misunderstanding of the role of packaging. Expert reports, commissioned by JTI, explain that a branding ban is not effective in influencing smoking behavior as such regulation incorrectly assumes that packaging causes
The Future of Brands (JTI)
added May 15, 2017 18:18
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[Uruguay] Philip Morris Ruling Allows For Regulation, But Not Free Rein ($$)

A World Bank tribunal recently rejected Philip Morris' claims...an outcome that experts say is an encouraging affirmation of the importance of protecting states’ sovereign right to regulate, but is one that won’t necessarily bar future claims challenging
Law360
added Jul 23, 2016 17:16
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The Significance Of Uruguay’s Win Over Philip Morris International

This is not only affirmative that the FCTC provides legal backing to states who seek to provide protective health measures, but illustrates the success of international organisations in supporting national governments in their health efforts.
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Jul 22, 2016 16:46
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[Caribbean] Tobacco Company Sues Collective Of Cannabis Companies Over Trademark Use ($$)

A tobacco company based in the British West Indies filed suit on June 24 in a New York federal court against a group of companies with common ownership for allegedly using a name on their products that the tobacco company had already trademarked (Montobac
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 22, 2016 02:55
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[Latin America] Little Uruguay beat Big Tobacco in court, keeping the right to large, grotesque cigarette warnings

The company had demanded that either the regulations be lifted, not be applied to Philip Morris, or that Uruguay pay the company more than $20 million in damages. The tribunal instead ordered Philip Morris to pay $7 million and other costs to reimburse U
Public Radio International (PRI)
added Jul 15, 2016 02:22
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[Switzerland] Investor-State Tribunal Dismisses Philip Morris Case Against Uruguay Cigarette Packaging

“trademarks being property, their use by the registered owner is protected,” said the tribunal. This meant that the tobacco company had “property rights regarding their trademarks capable of being expropriated.” Observing that Philip Morris’ brand and “
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Jul 14, 2016 15:55
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[Caribbean, Latin America, USA] Trademarks, State-owned Enterprises, and Cuba’s Rum and Cigar Industries

In February of this year, the US Supreme Court handed another victory to Cubatabaco by refusing to intervene in the legal case against General Cigar. The decision allows Cubatabaco to once again request the cancellation of the trademark registered by Gene
Cuba Journal
added Jul 13, 2016 18:16
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[California] Calif. Judge Reduces $2M Award In Knockoff Hookah Case ($$)

trimmed a hookah maker’s $2 million jury verdict on Monday after holding that there was sufficient evidence to support the finding that a distributor willfully infringed the company’s trademarks with knockoffs but not to justify the entire statutory damag
Law360
added Jul 12, 2016 15:33
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Calumet Advisors Releases White Paper on Vaping Technology Development

Calumet Advisors, a strategic consulting group dedicated to smoking alternatives and the vaping segment, announced today the publication of a new white paper that explores patents and inventions that have either contributed significantly to the evolution
PR Newswire
added Jul 7, 2016 13:55
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