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Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products Under EU Intellectual Property Law


Enrico Bonadio


City University London - The City Law School

September 1, 2012

European Intellectual Property Review, pp. 599-608 (2012)

Abstract:     
Plain packaging is a new, yet unapplied, tobacco control policy tool. It would remove from cigarettes boxes all fancy and design elements displayed on packaging, such elements usually being registered by tobacco manufacturers as trademarks.

The article explores the compatibility of this new measure with EU intellectual property law (in particular with trademark and design law) as well as with the fundamental rights provisions enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: Tobacco Control, Trademarks, Designs, Fundamental Rights, European Convention on Human Rights

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Date posted: November 14, 2012 ; Last revised: December 6, 2012

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Bonadio, Enrico, Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products Under EU Intellectual Property Law (September 1, 2012). European Intellectual Property Review, pp. 599-608 (2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2174453

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Enrico Bonadio (Contact Author)
City University London - The City Law School ( email )
London, EC1V OHB
United Kingdom
HOME PAGE: http://www.city.ac.uk/law/
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