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Categorically banning the word “mild” and extinguishing Middleton’s BLACK & MILD® trademark violates not only the TCA and the APA, but also the Constitution. The First Amendment protects trademarks and brand names. A per se ban on certain words in a tra
accused the FDA of flouting the plain text of the Tobacco Control Act this month when it extended limits on cigarette marketing to cigars and pipe tobacco, among other products. Those limits include a ban on using words like “mild,” but Altria argued that
Included in the final deeming rule, which was released by the FDA earlier this month, is a requirement that manufacturers, importers and/or retailers cannot sell modified risk tobacco products — including those described as “light,” “low” or “mild” — unl
Altria Group Inc. has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent ban on using the word “mild” for cigar and pipe tobacco products
In a civil complaint filed with United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Altria argued the use of the word ”mild’” in Black & Mild doesn’t convey anything about health, risk or safety. Rather, the term describes ”taste and body.” Altri
flurry of regulatory activity is the latest and most significant step in FDA’s evolving authority over the tobacco industry and several novel “tobacco” products which, to date, have escaped FDA oversight.
The thawing of relations between Cuba and the US may be negative for…STG owns US-based General Cigar, which is locked in a long-running legal battle with a state-owned Cuban cigar company over the Cohiba trademark that both use for their products
FDA has concluded that: (1) All cigars pose serious negative health risks, (2) the available evidence does not provide a basis for FDA to conclude that the patterns of premium cigar use sufficiently reduce the health risks to warrant exclusion, and (3) pr
some of its leaders, including Newman, say they will meet with members of Congress or take legal action to fight the new FDA regulation. Major cigar associations are expected to gather next week to map out a strategy. “The FDA took the path of least resi
significant legal challenges are in store over the next few years for big and small players in the nascent $3.4 billion industry, according to Azim Chowdhury a partner in the FDA practice group of Washington, D.C. law firm Keller & Heckman.