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[Asia-pacific] LEE: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is great for elites. Is it good for anyone else?

In 2011, Australia enacted a tough new anti-smoking law... Naturally, tobacco companies hated the law. And they found a surprising way to fight back: they persuaded governments in Ukraine and Honduras to file complaints ... this dispute comes up over and
Vox Media
added Apr 17, 2015 23:26
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[Latin America, Uruguay] LETTER: Blood smoke

It’s a quite scary scenario: a single company with a product which kills beyond any doubt could succeed in defeating the laws made to protect general public. It’s often blamed that World Bank courts generally take sides with corporations, but this is an
Pakistan Today (pk)
added Apr 17, 2015 13:19
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[Europe] UK Votes For Plain Packaging As Tobacco Cos. Vow Fight ($$)

British American Tobacco also said Wednesday that it would sue the U.K. government if the House of Lords backs the measure, according to its statement. It argued that the measure violates European Union trademark laws, World Trade Organization rules on i
Law360
added Mar 12, 2015 14:25
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[Togo, Ukraine, Uruguay] VIDEO: Meet The New Marlboro Spokesman: Jeff, The Diseased Lung In A Cowboy Hat

public support to help get Jeff’s face out there with the #jeffwecan hashtag on Twitter and by suggesting that maybe if people upload images of Jeff to Google+ and tag him with “Marlboro,” it might push dear old Jeff to the top of the Google image search
The Consumerist (blog)
added Feb 16, 2015 14:02
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France Notifies WTO Of New Tobacco Labeling Requirements Aimed At Preventing Pregnant Women From Smoking ($$)

World Trade Online [Inside U.S. Trade]
added Feb 10, 2015 22:24
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[Australia, Hong Kong, Uruguay] The War Against “Plain Packaging”: Big Tobacco's Current Battle

attempting to beat every measure on cigarette packaging they can. The great bogeyman here is that of plain packaging, a measure that has been shown to dramatically reduce the enticements of smoking.
Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) (ca)
added Feb 8, 2015 13:12
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[UK] LETTER: Tobacco companies have right to use trademarks ($$)

the proposed legislation contravenes the government's clear obligations under the UK Trade Marks Act of 1994 and the World Trade Organisation Trips Agreement (Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) of the same year.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 28, 2015 13:36
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[Hong Kong] Tobacco plain packaging laws: the Australian experience

The Australian Government did not acquire any proprietary benefit from the imposition of the TPP Act on the plaintiffs. Accordingly the constitutional challenge to the TPP Act failed. ...Philip Morris Asia (incorporated in Hong Kong) allegedly only purcha
Mondaq
added Dec 21, 2014 20:12
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The Dominican Republic Highlights Impact of Australia's Plain Packaging Legislation

"By stripping our brands and trademarks from packaging, the policy precludes our tobacco producers from differentiating their premium products from competitors in the marketplace, which has been extremely detrimental to our industry," said Dr. Katrina Na
GlobeNewswire
added Dec 1, 2014 18:16
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[UK] Big tobacco warns on trademarks

representatives from across the globe have written to the govern­ment, arguing that rules mandating plain packaging for cigarettes violates intellectual property rights. “There are ways to regulate effectively in the public interest. Mandating destructio
City A.M. (uk)
added Nov 28, 2014 12:01
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