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Archive for February, 2013

Unified Patent Court will ensure uniform applicability of patent law

Unified Patent Court will ensure uniform applicability of patent law

February 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

The international agreement for establishing a Unified Patent Court (UPC), which was signed last week in Brussels, is expected to ensure the uniform applicability of patent law throughout the EU’s signatory countries. According to a press note issued on behalf of the EU Council, the new court will avoid the occurrence of multiple court cases […]

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Fight breaks out over extent of illicit tobacco trade in Ireland

Fight breaks out over extent of illicit tobacco trade in Ireland

February 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ireland’s revenue commissioners have rejected as inaccurate a survey claiming that the consumption of illicit cigarettes in the country rose to 28.2 per cent during 2012, up from 24.5 per cent during 2011, according to a story by Marie O’Halloran for the Irish Times. The commissioners said the survey did not distinguish between illicit products […]

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Government prepares for JT shares sale

Government prepares for JT shares sale

February 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Japanese government is expected to offer for sale 333,333,200 of Japan Tobacco Inc’s common stock, according to a press note included on JT’s website earlier today. This secondary offer comprises 141,666,600 international and 191,666,600 Japanese shares. However, the final decision on the number of shares to be offered will be made by the shareholder, […]

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New Brazilian marketing deal agreed

New Brazilian marketing deal agreed

February 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

NewCo and Tabacos Venus (previously Interfumos) have signed a co-operation agreement for the marketing of all of the Brazilian tobaccos contracted by Tabacos Venus. Interfumos changed its name to Tabacos Venus when it started negotiating to sell its factory at Venâncio Aires. The name of the factory’s new owner is due to be announced shortly, […]

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JTI welcomes call for inquiry into tobacco lobbying at European Commission

JTI welcomes call for inquiry into tobacco lobbying at European Commission

February 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Japan Tobacco International said today that it welcomed a proposal by some members of the European Parliament for a special inquiry into tobacco lobbying at the European Commission. “Open and transparent lobbying activities to inform elected officials and civil servants over policy decision-making clearly serve the public interest,” said Thierry Lebeaux, head of EU affairs […]

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Campaigners want a consumer-focused tobacco bill not a business-focused bill

Campaigners want a consumer-focused tobacco bill not a business-focused bill

February 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Indonesia’s National Commission on Tobacco Control (KNPT) has called on the House of Representatives to draft a new bill aimed at protecting consumers from the adverse impacts of tobacco, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. The commission wants the House to drop plans for the tobacco bill that is already scheduled for inclusion […]

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Maxim design aims for one big impact

Maxim design aims for one big impact

February 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

KT&G is putting one million limited-edition packs of its The One Impact cigarette on the market for a four-week period, according to a story in The Korea Herald. The outer packaging of The One Impact Maxim Edition was designed in collaboration with Maxim, said to be the world’s best-selling men’s monthly magazine. The aim is […]

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Standardized packaging could extend to alcohol, fast food and soft drinks

Standardized packaging could extend to alcohol, fast food and soft drinks

February 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

One of the organizations that contributed to New Zealand’s public consultation on standardized packaging for tobacco products is concerned that the decision to go ahead with imposing such a requirement will set a precedent for other products, according to a Yahoo! New Zealand News story. The New Zealand government has said that it is to […]

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Chile prepares for tobacco smoking ban

Chile prepares for tobacco smoking ban

February 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chile’s anti-tobacco lobby is looking forward to the imposition of a new law that is due, from March 1, to ban tobacco smoking in enclosed public places such as pubs, restaurants and discos, according to a UPI story quoting The Santiago Times. Co-ordinator Lezak Shallat, of Chile’s Free Tobacco organization, said smoking cost the country […]

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Japanese government prepares to sell shares in Japan Tobacco

Japanese government prepares to sell shares in Japan Tobacco

February 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Japanese government’s sale of a $10 billion stake in Japan Tobacco Inc. is expected to kick off within days after bankers met on Tuesday to discuss details of  the sale, according to a Reuters story quoting ‘sources close to the deal’. Japan’s Ministry of Finance, which owns just more than 50 per cent of […]

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