Cigar Legislation: Japan Tobacco International Joins Trio in Lawsuit Against UK Government

In a story recently covered by The Cigar Nut, it became apparent that Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco were filing suits against the UK Government for infringement on and suppressing trademarks. Under the new law only plain brown packaging can be used in conjunction with a standardized “drab” grey text to be utilized. “The government cannot deprive people of their property without compensation,” said Marc Firestone, Phillip Morris International explained, “I’m optimistic [we will succeed] because I believe the systems of laws and common sense and consumer choice…

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