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Philip Morris International Comments on English Court's Plain Packaging Decision


- 19 Mai 2016 modifié le 1 Janvier 1970


(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Philip Morris International (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today comments on an English Court's decision to uphold the UK's plain packaging regulations.

In May 2015, PMI and other companies sought a ruling on whether those regulations, which make it illegal to use registered trademarks, were a proportionate public health measure and compliant with English law.

Marc Firestone, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of PMI, said:

“We are certainly disappointed but understand that the English Court ultimately deferred to the Parliament's judgment about cigarette packaging. Inexplicably, however, the Court's reasoning relies heavily on a 2006 decision by a judge in the United States in a case about US law to which PMI was not even a party, and did not concern plain packaging. ...

Source : http://me-newswire.net//news/17931/en...



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