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Plain packaging in Australia – Philip Morris reacts

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Peter Nixon, vice president communications with Philip Morris International in Switzerland, answers Managing IP’s questions about the Australian proposals on plain packaging

What concerns do you have about plain packaging?



Plain packaging is not supported by any credible evidence that it will reduce smoking rates or protect children from the dangers of smoking. Prohibiting the use of our trade marks on product...


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@schestowitz Well, we do what we think is most appropriate & useful for our readers. Can't speak for others.

Apr 28 2017 04:43 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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@schestowitz It's true that we have sought interviews with AMBA (not specifically on UPC) and permission was refused by the EPO president.

Apr 28 2017 04:41 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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@schestowitz However, we have also given space to voices critical of UPC & Unitary Patent, eg in Spain & Poland https://t.co/QXiPQknzDg

Apr 28 2017 04:38 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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