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[Uruguay] Philip Morris Ruling Allows For Regulation, But Not Free Rein ($$)

A World Bank tribunal recently rejected Philip Morris' claims...an outcome that experts say is an encouraging affirmation of the importance of protecting states’ sovereign right to regulate, but is one that won’t necessarily bar future claims challenging
Law360
added Jul 23, 2016 17:16
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The Significance Of Uruguay’s Win Over Philip Morris International

This is not only affirmative that the FCTC provides legal backing to states who seek to provide protective health measures, but illustrates the success of international organisations in supporting national governments in their health efforts.
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Jul 22, 2016 16:46
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[Latin America] Big Tobacco Gets Crushed by Tiny Uruguay

More than a blow to corporate clout, the unanimous ruling by the Washington-based trade body also may have been a tipping point in the global tussle between Big Tobacco and its discontents. Shortly after the unanimous decision, anti-smoking activists wer
Bloomberg News
added Jul 18, 2016 19:53
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[Uruguay] HANSEN-KUHN: Celebrating Common Sense?

So, while we should certainly celebrate the good news from the Philip Morris-Uruguay decision, that doesn’t mean that common sense over these kinds of disputes has prevailed. A better approach would be to set aside ISDS, as countries like Bolivia and Sou
Common Dreams
added Jul 17, 2016 01:20
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[Uruguay] Defending David Against the World’s Goliaths in International Court

Paul S. Reichler in his office in Washington. He is a member of a rarefied fraternity of lawyers who represent countries before international courts and tribunals...he won an arbitration case for Uruguay, where strict tobacco control laws were challenged
New York Times
added Jul 15, 2016 18:19
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Uruguay’s Tobacco Victory Encourages Canada’s Plain Pack Proponents

Canada’s efforts to force tobacco manufacturers to use plain packaging will get a boost from a recent decision on similar measures in Uruguay, health advocates said Monday.... Cunningham, a senior policy analyst with the Canadian Cancer Society, called th
The Epoch Times English Version
added Jul 15, 2016 03:10
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[Latin America] Little Uruguay beat Big Tobacco in court, keeping the right to large, grotesque cigarette warnings

The company had demanded that either the regulations be lifted, not be applied to Philip Morris, or that Uruguay pay the company more than $20 million in damages. The tribunal instead ordered Philip Morris to pay $7 million and other costs to reimburse U
Public Radio International (PRI)
added Jul 15, 2016 02:22
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[Australia, Europe] BONADIO: Uruguay’s victory against Big Tobacco is more than just a local triumph

whatever Big Tobacco may think, public health policies pursued by democratically-elected governments should not be overturned by the industry’s trademark-based lawsuits, which seem predominantly aimed at scaring policymakers focused on protecting citizens
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 14, 2016 16:55
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[Switzerland] Investor-State Tribunal Dismisses Philip Morris Case Against Uruguay Cigarette Packaging

“trademarks being property, their use by the registered owner is protected,” said the tribunal. This meant that the tobacco company had “property rights regarding their trademarks capable of being expropriated.” Observing that Philip Morris’ brand and “
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Jul 14, 2016 15:55
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[Uruguay] International tribunal upholds states' rights to protect health through tobacco control

The decision was informed by a joint submission or amicus brief, from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) Secretariat. The brief provided an overview of global tobacco control, including the
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 13, 2016 19:53
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