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[Canada] Legal battle looms over tobacco pack changes

The government is exposing itself to a legal challenge, according to Imperial Tobacco spokesperson Eric Gagnon. Big tobacco, it seems, is digging in for another smoke war. "We believe, like any other industry, we have the right to have our brands on th
Canadian Press
added May 30, 2016 18:06
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[Asia, Switzerland] VIDEO: Cuban cigar co., Swiss watchmakers team up to promote brands

in a bid to raise its profile at the top end of the luxury bands market, the Habanos Cigar Company has launched a co-branding promotion with one of the world’s most exclusive and expensive Swiss watchmakers, Zenith.
CCTV America
added May 29, 2016 14:55
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JOHN MIDDLETON COMPANY LLC v. FDA/DHHS: COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF (PDF)

Categorically banning the word “mild” and extinguishing Middleton’s BLACK & MILD® trademark violates not only the TCA and the APA, but also the Constitution. The First Amendment protects trademarks and brand names. A per se ban on certain words in a tra
Amazon CloudFront
added May 28, 2016 02:01
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[Australia] How an Aussie invention could make cigarette butts valuable

Not only does his process get rid of the pollution, it makes better bricks. Dr Abbas Mohajerani from RMIT University hopes his discovery means one day cigarette butts will become valuable, and brick manufacturers will pay to have them collected, in the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 27, 2016 19:22
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Altria Sues U.S. to Keep ‘Black & Mild’ Cigar Name

In a civil complaint filed with United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Altria argued the use of the word ”mild’” in Black & Mild doesn’t convey anything about health, risk or safety. Rather, the term describes ”taste and body.” Altri
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 26, 2016 22:42
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Australia-Hong Kong Investment Ruling Released in Plain Packaging Case

This is not the first time that Australia’s plain packing legislation has faced legal action. For example, the law already faced a constitutional challenge domestically, brought by British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International. The challenge f
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added May 26, 2016 08:38
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[UK] INTA 2016: Food and alcohol ‘heading down same road’ as cigarettes, says BAT

A lawyer at tobacco company British American Tobacco (BAT) has said alcohol and food deemed to be unhealthy are “going down the same route” as tobacco, in a discussion centred around plain packaging laws.
World Intellectual Property Review (uk)
added May 25, 2016 16:29
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[UK] Plain tobacco packaging

The matter is of such importance to tobacco manufacturers that two of the four applicants for judicial review have already said that they will seek permission to appeal. However, the principle behind the Regulations should be of concern to all owners of
Lexology (uk)
added May 25, 2016 03:15
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[Europe, UK] How big tobacco lost its final fight for hearts, lungs and minds

why had the cigarette giants not shared the vast amounts of data they had accumulated over more than half a century with their own expert witnesses?...he told Green. “Your lordship will remember the slave owners were compensated when slavery was abolished
The Observer (uk)
added May 22, 2016 15:10
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[Australia, Hong Kong] AWARD ON JURISDICTION AND ADMISSIBILITY (PDF) (198pp)

the Tribunal concludes that the commencement of treaty-based investor-State arbitration constitutes an abuse of right (or abuse of process) when an investor has changed its corporate structure to gain the protection of an investment treaty at a point i
Permanent Court of Arbitration (nl)
added May 20, 2016 16:23
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