UK plain packaging regulations fail to respect property rights
Friday, June 9, 2017 6:07 pm | By Colin Combs

 imposed in the UK this month dictate all packs of cigarettes must be sold in standardized green packages with graphic and disturbing pictures of some of the dangers of smoking. By the new regulations, all packs must contain at least 20 cigarettes, double the size of the standard pack, with health warnings covering 65% of the front and back. Companies are not allowed to display their trademark either, with their brand name restricted to a standardized size, font, and color. Packages cannot display “promotional” information such as “this product is free of additives.”


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Senate Judiciary Committee Recognizes IP as Driver of Innovation
Friday, April 28, 2017 1:00 pm | By Elizabeth McKee

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Tuesday to recognize the essential value of IP in the American economy. The hearing, entitled, “Intellectual Property – Driver of Innovation: Making Our Lives Healthier, Safer, and more Productive,” brought together experts from both the private and public sector, including representatives from cutting-edge research firms like DuPont and Kateeva who depend on intellectual property rights to develop innovative new products. 

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Celebrate Intellectual Property Day
Friday, April 28, 2017 11:19 am | By Philip Thompson

Today marks World IP-Day, a day to celebrate how intellectual property rights enable limitless human innovation. The celebration will include events on six continents aimed at raising awareness of intellectual property rights. Property Rights Alliance along with 54 partners signed an open letter directed to World Intellectual Property Organization Director General Francis Gurry to express their support for IP Rights and WIPO’s mission.

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