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[Australia] Philip Morris Asia Limited (Hong Kong) c. Le Commonwealth d’Australie (PDF)

The initiation of this arbitration deriving their year abuse of rights...As It Was the carried out for the main, if not sole, purpose of Gaining Treaty protection. Accordingly, the claims raised in this arbitration are unacceptable and the Tribunal is pre
Permanent Court of Arbitration (nl)
added May 20, 2016 15:40
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PCA Press Release: Philip Morris Asia Limited v. The Commonwealth of Australia

Please see the attached press release by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the arbitration commenced by Philip Morris Asia Limited against The Commonwealth of Australia, concerning the publication of the Tribunal’s Award on Jurisdiction and Adm
Permanent Court of Arbitration (nl)
added May 20, 2016 15:34
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[UK] Tobacco firms vow to fight on against plain packaging following High Court defeat

But a spokesman for Dunhill manufacturer BAT claimed it was “by no means the final word on the lawfulness of plain packaging”, claiming the judgement “contains a number of fundamental errors of law”. JTI, the other company that plans to appeal, said: “T
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 20, 2016 14:20
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[UK] Southampton tobacco firm plan to appeal plain packaging rule

TOBACCO giants including a 1,000-employee Southampton firm plan to appeal after losing a court battle to prevent the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. A ruling in the case brought by four of the world's biggest firms was given today by Mr
Southern Daily Echo (uk)
added May 19, 2016 22:24
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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-UK court rejects Big Tobacco's appeal against plain packaging

BAT said the judgment contained a number of fundamental errors of law and the company was applying for leave to appeal the ruling, a spokesperson said. Japan Tobacco also said it intended to appeal but Philip Morris said it would not. Philip Morris sai
Reuters
added May 19, 2016 21:56
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[Kenya, South Africa] Amid Global Push For Tobacco Plain Packaging, IP And Health Rights Bog Down Africa

“There is not an ‘African’ response to plain packaging,” Marty Logan, communications manager of Framework Convention Alliance, an umbrella group of civil society organisations, based in Geneva, told Intellectual Property Watch. There are 44 African coun
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added May 19, 2016 20:33
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[UK] Tobacco Firms Lose Court Challenge Over Packaging

Mr Justice Green, who heard the case in December dismissed all grounds of the the challenge by four of the world's biggest firms. He said: "The regulations were lawful when they were promulgated by Parliament and they are lawful now in the light of the m
Sky News (uk)
added May 19, 2016 12:10
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[Cuba, Denmark, USA] BUZZ-Scandinavian Tobacco Group: the Cohiba question

The thawing of relations between Cuba and the US may be negative for...STG owns US-based General Cigar, which is locked in a long-running legal battle with a state-owned Cuban cigar company over the Cohiba trademark that both use for their products
Reuters
added May 17, 2016 17:46
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[Asia-pacific] Australia versus Philip Morris. How we took on big tobacco and won

"If we ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership transnational corporations based in the United States will gain an avenue to sue Australia. There's an exclusion for tobacco control measures, but no solid exclusion for other health measures."
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 17, 2016 14:04
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Case name Philip Morris Asia Limited (Hong Kong) v. The Commonwealth of Australia

This arbitration is conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules of 2010 pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of Hong Kong and the Government of Australia for the Promotion and Protection of Investments.
Permanent Court of Arbitration (nl)
added May 17, 2016 13:34
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