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[Australia] WTO Delays Ruling In High-Stakes Tobacco Packaging Battle ($$)

will not issue a ruling on whether Australia's "plain packaging" tobacco law usurps foreign companies' intellectual property rights until May, according to WTO documents circulated Tuesday, delaying a decision that was slated to arrive by the end of 2016.
Law360
added Dec 8, 2016 03:23
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[Europe, Switzerland, UK] Plain packaging battle escalates as WTO prepares for hearings on challenges to Australian regime

[PMI] has supplied World Trademark Review with an opinion from Lord Hoffman...who concludes that the UK’s recently enacted plain packaging regulations for tobacco products are unlawful and violate EU law.
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 08:07
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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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[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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Panel Appointed For WTO Mega-Case On Australia Tobacco Packaging

World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevêdo yesterday appointed three panellists to examine the dispute against an Australian public health measure requiring tobacco products to be sold in plain packaging in the country. A decision in the c
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added May 8, 2014 09:19
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WTO could rule on Australia anti-tobacco law this year

After facing off in Friday's closed-door meeting of the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement body, Australia and its adversaries—Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia and Ukraine—agreed to fold five separate challenges into a single c
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 28, 2014 19:09
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Australia and Oceania] Australia Accepts Indonesia WTO Dispute On Tobacco Packaging; Calls For Five Disputes To Be Joined

Australia yesterday took the unusual move of agreeing to the first request by Indonesia to establish a World Trade Organization dispute panel against it. The ready acceptance of the panel request was an attempt by Australia to bring the some or all of th
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Mar 28, 2014 11:04
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[Australia and Oceania, Switzerland] Australiaâ's Anti-Smoking Campaign Threatens Global Success Of Tobacco Industry: WTO Legal Battle Continues

Australia's tobacco policy fight is one of the biggest legal battles in public health, recently gaining new opposition from two top academic lawyers. The legal experts presented their arguments at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, in an effort to overtur
Medical Daily
added Jul 14, 2013 10:42
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Cuba Makes First WTO Dispute Targeting Australia Tobacco Rules

Cuba’s request for talks with Australia on the matter came May 3, according to an e-mail from the Geneva-based WTO today. If the two sides can’t resolve their differences in 60 days, Cuba may seek the establishment of a WTO dispute panel to rule on its c
Business Week/Bloomberg
added May 7, 2013 08:11
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[Australia, Ukraine] Canberra wards off tobacco protest ($$))

THE government has won the first round of its battle at the World Trade Organisation to keep tobacco plain packaging laws, but analysts warn it may yet face defeat.
The Australian (au)
added Sep 2, 2012 13:10
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