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Editorial: RIMMER: Price and trade: World No Tobacco Day 2015

World No Tobacco Day 2015 underlines the need to defend such public health initiatives from legal attacks by TTCs under trade agreements, investor clauses and outlandish intellectual property claims. The Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund is a welcome sa
Tobacco Control
added May 29, 2015 09:39
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Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2014 (PDF)

Brand / Category / Brand value 2014 $M / Brand contribution / Brand value % change 2014 vs 2013 / Rank change...9 / Marlboro / Tobacco/ 67,341 / 3 / -3% / -1
Millward Brown
added May 23, 2015 13:53
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STRONG IP PROTECTION IS A MUST-HAVE FOR ALL INDUSTRIES

Each year, on April 26th, the value of intellectual property is celebrated around the world. Companies, scientists, artists, and economists all know that IP, and its protection, is key to promoting innovation and fostering economic growth.
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 23, 2015 13:40
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[UK] JONES: If the law favours Big Tobacco over taxpayers, then the law is a disgrace

Do we allow major corporations – not least those profiting from human misery – to have more rights in law than people?...If Big Tobacco succeeds in wrenching £11bn worth of taxpayers’ money from schools and hospitals, they may find public anger – and dema
The Guardian (uk)
added May 22, 2015 22:33
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[UK-Scotland] Billions sought in plain packaging compensation case

A global cigarette and tobacco company is launching the largest corporate compensation case in history over plain packaging legislation. Philip Morris will reportedly issue proceedings by Tuesday as it seeks between £9 billion and £11 billion from the U
Scottish Legal News (uk)
added May 22, 2015 18:06
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[UK] Philip Morris, BAT Sue Over Law Taking Branding Off Packs

The tobacco companies claimed the so-called plain packaging law, which comes into effect a year from now, is excessive, harms their trademarks and infringes World Trade Organization rules. “We respect the government’s authority to regulate in the public
Bloomberg News
added May 22, 2015 18:05
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[Europe, UK] Tobacco Giants Sue Britain Over Rules on Plain Packaging

Britain would be the first of the European Union’s 28 countries to impose the regulation, which formed part of a broad new set of tobacco rules, also governing electronic cigarettes, that the union approved last year but has left up to member states to e
New York Times
added May 22, 2015 17:36
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[UK] Philip Morris sues over England's "plain packaging"

According to tobacco maker Philip Morris, the U.K. has crossed the line with a yet-to-be-implemented law that will put plain packaging on all cigarette boxes. While the logos of brands such as Philip Morris' Marlboro and Chesterfield would be covered up,
CBS
added May 22, 2015 17:33
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[UK] Where big tobacco is getting into legal battle over plain packaging

“Legal action is not something we wanted to have to consider and is not something we undertake lightly, but the U.K. government has left us with no other choice,” a British American Tobacco spokesperson said. The companies argue that the law violates th
WTVR TV 6 (Richmond, VA)
added May 22, 2015 17:32
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[Europe] Tobacco companies file lawsuits against UK Government over plain packaging laws

Philip Morris International (PMI) and British American Tobacco (BAT) both argue the measures deprive them of property in the form of trademarks, and are seeking compensation that could extend to billions of pounds if they succeed. In legal objections fi
The Independent (uk)
added May 22, 2015 17:30
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