ICC Protests Proposed Australian Tobacco Label Ban

Law360, New York (April 26, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT) -- The International Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Australia's government Thursday criticizing a piece of draft legislation that would mandate plainer cigarette packaging devoid of brand designs, saying the move would be detrimental to brand protection.

The proposal creates a dangerous precedent that could have far-reaching impact on the use of trademarks and other intellectual property in Australia and around the globe, ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier said in a letter to Australian Trade Minister Craig Emerson.

Australia is considering adopting proposed regulations requiring tobacco...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.