The international implications of the Philip Morris branding battle in Uruguay
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The High Court of Australia has already decided that Australia’s plain packaging laws do not involve the compulsory ‘acquisition’ of property, on the basis that there is a difference between a law that restricts use of a trademark and a law that involves the compulsory acquisition of a trademark.

World Trademark Review | 19 Sep 2014

The international implications of the Philip Morris branding battle in Uruguay

Tim Lince

Long-running litigation between Uruguay, which has some of the toughest anti-smoking laws in the world, and cigarette giant Philip Morris could have direct consequences for plain packaging legislation globally and the case is being watched “with interest” by the IP community in Australia. However, could it also pave the way for legal action in Europe?

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