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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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WTO Panel's Preliminary Ruling Favours Dominican Republic in its Challenge to Australia's Plain Packaging Law

the Panel rejected all of Australia`s procedural objections to the Dominican Republic`s claims... They have noted that, nearly two years since Australia`s plain packaging measures took effect, the measures have failed to contribute to reducing smoking in
Yahoo! Finance
added Nov 14, 2014 08:43
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[India, Spain, USA] SHUKLA: International trade impacts tobacco control

The issue of how international trade agreements and tobacco industry tactics are threatening existing tobacco control policies was also brought into focus at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health held in Barcelona. Lawyer Mattew Allen said th
Citizen News Service (CNS) (in)
added Nov 10, 2014 21:53
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Plain packaging: the clash of entrenched views - Blog

the debate will be likely played out in just these political circles rather than legal ones, unless the World Trade Organisation (WTO) sides with those challenging Australia's tobacco packaging regime. Unfortunately, the WTO has now held over its ruling u
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Nov 10, 2014 21:43
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TRIPS Council Debates: Tobacco Packaging, Non-Violation Disputes, Innovation, Health Waiver, UNCTAD ($$)

This week’s meeting of the World Trade Organization body governing intellectual property issues addressed a long agenda, reflecting continued divergence on regular items, such as... sustained discussions on plain packaging for tobacco products.
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Nov 8, 2014 15:18
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[New Zealand] TPP needs checking to ensure plain packaging not threatened

Members of the Smokefree Coalition are backing calls by health professionals to Trade Minister Hon Tim Groser, calling for a comprehensive health impact assessment...could give international business interests, such as Big Tobacco, the right to sue the N
Scoop (nz)
added Nov 7, 2014 08:20
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Indonesia Challenges Australian Cigarette Packaging Laws ($$)

Indonesia joined four other tobacco-producing nations in challenging Australian health laws requiring tobacco products to be plainly packaged to make them less appealing, in the latest dispute between the two neighbors.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 15, 2014 16:03
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