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India: Supreme Court declines to stay Karnataka HC ruling on tobacco pictorial warning
  • SS Rana & Co
  • India
  • February 7 2018

Cigarette packages in most countries carry a health warning, however, the position, size and general strength of these warnings vary considerably

Bills that Would Expand and Increase the Tobacco Excise Tax Pending in Congress
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2017

Little has transpired on two bills that would expand and increase the excise tax on tobacco products. Pending in Congress are S. 1837, introduced by

Australia Classifies E-Cigarettes as Dangerous
  • Stark & Stark
  • Australia
  • October 17 2017

Despite recent pressure from the high-powered, tobacco-backed vaping industry, Australia recently ruled to keep nicotine-laden e-cigarettes illegal in

Philip Morris Ordered to Pay Australia’s Legal Costs After Failing to Challenge Plain Packaging Laws
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Australia
  • July 25 2017

The Permanent Court of Arbitration has recently ordered tobacco company Philip Morris to pay the Australian Government’s costs, after Philip Morris

Will Opioid Manufacturers Become the Next Big Tobacco?
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2017

With the federal response to the opioid crisis still under development, state and local governments continue to file lawsuits against the

Plain packaging - the silent (trade mark) killer?
  • Adams & Adams
  • South Africa
  • June 28 2017

A topic which has been much debated and legally contested the world over is the call for the use of plain packaging in respect of tobacco products

Up in a puff of smoke: tobacco company loses a trademark due to non-use
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • June 27 2017

This month the EU General Court dismissed a tobacco company’s appeal against the European Union Intellectual Property Office's (EUIPO) decision to

Plain packaging: The negative nature of trade mark rights
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa, United Kingdom
  • May 10 2017

Recent developments in the UK regarding plain-packaging requirements for cigarettes have again shone the spotlight on this contentious issue. A while

Food and Beverage Manufacturers That Use Added Sugar Be On Alert
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2017

The public health community has been more vocal over the last several years regarding the amount of sugar being used in food and beverages. On January

Analysis of sugar industry documents may impact litigation
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2016

Litigation targeting products that contain added sugar is on the rise, and plaintiffs’ attorneys are expanding their playbook. In a recent class