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Federal Government Seeks to Intervene in Tribal Lawsuit Against the State of Nebraska
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2018

The federal government is attempting to intervene in a lawsuit between a tribal tobacco manufacturer and the State of Nebraska. HCI Distribution Inc

San Francisco bans flavored tobaccos.
  • DLA Piper
  • USA
  • June 15 2018

On June 5, San Francisco voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition E banning the sale of flavored tobacco products. At the end of a high-profile

FTC Issues Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Reports
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2018

The Federal Trade Commission recently issued its Cigarette Report and Smokeless Tobacco Report summarizing 2016 data about the tobacco industry

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