ITC Issues Ban On Illegally Imported Cigarettes

Law360, New York (September 24, 2009, 4:04 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a general exclusion order requiring U.S. Customs and Border Protection to deny entry of illegally imported cigarettes that infringe Philip Morris USA's trademarks.

Philip Morris said Thursday that customs was directed by the ITC to stop illegally imported Marlboro, Virginia Slims and Parliament cigarettes from entering the U.S.

The notice, issued Monday, is the latest action in a case that began in March 2008 when Philip Morris filed an ITC complaint to try and stop foreign-based Internet marketers from...
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