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[Hong Kong] Tobacco giant sues Australia

More than $50 million of taxpayer money is expected to go up in smoke defending cigarette plain packaging in a secretive international tribunal. But costs will pile up if Australia loses on its first defence that Philip Morris indulged in cynical “venue
West Australian (au)
added Jul 27, 2015 15:54
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] PROWSE: No, the TPP Does Not Threaten State Sovereignty

the Hong Kong Agreement does not include explicit ISDS safeguards, which have been written into Australia’s more recent agreements....strengthens the point that strong ISDS provisions need to be written into investment treaties and agreements.
The Diplomat (jp)
added Jul 27, 2015 11:08
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, New Zealand] TPPA’s Effect On Public Health: Tobacco and Alcohol

Other policies...banning the use of terms like ‘mild’, ‘smooth’, ‘fine'; controlling the use of flavours...factories, distibution chains and intellectual property rights would be ‘protected investments’ who could also sue; advertisers, duty free stores, r
It's Our Future (nz)
added Jul 26, 2015 06:29
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[Australia, Europe, UK] FOCARINO: Big Tobacco Heads to Court Over Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws

As Marc Firestone, PMI’s senior vice president and general counsel put it, “[c]ountries around the world have shown that effective tobacco control can co-exist with respect for consumer freedoms and private property.”
IPWatchdog.com
added Jul 19, 2015 12:15
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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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Clearing the Smoke around the Chamber’s 'Tobacco Related' Advocacy

The Chamber believes that public health policy aimed at curbing smoking can yield positive results, while still upholding intellectual property protections, honoring international agreements, and not singling out any specific industry for discriminatory
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
added Jul 3, 2015 10:13
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[Ireland] Chamber Of Commerce Defends Its Defense Of Tobacco, Fights Obama On OT

"This organization is not in the business of promoting cigarette smoking at home or abroad, period.” However, it said: “While we do not support tobacco use, we still believe that governments should uphold intellectual property rights, adhere to internati
MediaPost (Media Magazine)
added Jul 3, 2015 09:52
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[Ireland, USA] O'DOWD: Big Tobacco’s sleazy Irish American enforcer Thomas J. Donohue

The Irish American Brooklyn native...who's paid $3.7million a year in part to promote tobacco and its inevitable outcome, lung cancer, will have none of it. He also flies in a private jet when promoting his ‘defend tobacco’ message. He warned Irish lead
IrishCentral LLC (New York, NY)
added Jul 3, 2015 09:29
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[China, UK] E-cigs a 'consumer-driven' revolution born from a bad dream

Before Hon Lik invented the e-cigarette, a device now shaking up the Big Tobacco industry, he was a pharmacist in China struggling to quit a two-to-three pack a day smoking habit.
Reuters
added Jun 11, 2015 16:49
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[Europe, UK, USA] Hon Lik invented the e-cigarette to quit smoking – but now he's a dual user

did not manage to quit. He now uses both – but says he only smokes tobacco because he has to check the flavours in his devices....sold his rights to big tobacco, which many in the public health community in the UK believe is using e-cigarettes as a stalki
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 9, 2015 17:24
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