Tobacco Co. Vows To Sue Over Aussie Ban On Pack Logos

Law360, New York (November 10, 2011, 1:51 PM EST) -- British American Tobacco intends to sue the Australian government over the constitutionality of a landmark law requiring imported and domestic cigarettes to be sold in plain packages, the company confirmed Thursday.

The law passed by the Australian Senate on Thursday, the first of its kind, mandates brown packages labeled in a small, uniform font and bans any company logos on the packages. The graphic images representing smoking-related illnesses that currently cover part of Australian cigarette packs will also be retained.

The bill passed with an amended...
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