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Standardized Tobacco Packaging Can Combat the Prevalence of COPD, Says Infiniti Research

A new study conducted by the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group has found that plain tobacco packaging has the potential to reduce tobacco use, thereby causing a drop in the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other tobacco-relat
Business Wire
added May 17, 2017 23:45
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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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[Australia] WTO rolls big tobacco

While it is easy to appreciate the health agenda behind the decision, its implications for intellectual property law are more complex...“This is a very tricky situation because it’s a collision between health objectives and IP laws,” Mr Williams said. “
Lawyers Weekly
added May 8, 2017 20:46
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Plain Packaging For Tobacco Products: WTO Dispute Settlement Body Allegedly Backs Australia

Requests in the past couple of years by several WTO members to discuss plain packaging in the Council for the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights were not allowed on the grounds that it was the subject of an ongoing WTO
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added May 5, 2017 18:08
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[Asia-pacific] Hong Kong moves closer to tobacco plain packaging; street vendors voice disappointment and anger, threaten protest

The Hong Kong government tabled a law yesterday that will substantially increase the size of mandatory health warnings on tobacco products and leave the autonomous territory a step away from full-blown ‘plain packaging’. The developments have led to com
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Apr 28, 2017 12:39
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WIPR survey: IP sector fighting losing battle against plain packaging

WIPR asked: “The UK Supreme Court refused to allow an appeal from the tobacco industry, in a final domestic decision on plain packaging. Is the IP sector fighting a losing battle against standardised packaging?”
World Intellectual Property Review (uk)
added Apr 25, 2017 16:23
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[Armenia, Canada, Russia] Grand Tobacco cleared of any wrongdoing in Philip Morris lawsuit

The Armenian-Canadian Grand Tobacco Company had addressed the State Commission for Protection of Economic Competition of Armenia stating they encountered obstacles in selling their products in Russia.
Armenpress (Armenian News Agency) (am)
added Apr 13, 2017 11:13
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[Russia] The Moscow Court dismisses Philip Morris Brands Sarl’s trademark case against Armenian Grand Tobacco

The Moscow City Arbitration Court has confirmed it’s rejected a bid by tobacco company Philip Morris Brands Sarl, a subsidiary of Philip Morris International, to sue the Armenian Grand Tobacco over “confusing similarity of packaging” between its product
Panorama.am (am)
added Apr 11, 2017 15:18
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Lamborghini brand sharing and cigarette advertising

The Lamborghini brand sharing example provides evidence that important obligations of the WHO [FCTC], which is legally binding and has been ratified by 180 Parties to date, including the Republic of Korea, are not being fulfilled. Brand sharing is identi
Tobacco Control
added Mar 8, 2017 03:55
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Philip Morris International (PMI) Listed among 100 Top Patent Filers by the European Patent Office

PMI is the only tobacco company among the European Patent Office’s top 100 patent filers. The Company has a portfolio of over 1,800 granted patents and almost 4,000 pending applications published for intellectual property generated during the developmen
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Mar 7, 2017 13:13
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