Articles & Publications

Troutman Sanders tobacco team partner Bryan Haynes was interviewed for a June 21 Vapor Voice Magazine article titled “Dark Vapor.” The article deals with the huge propensity for black-market growth in the vapor industry as the FDA’s deeming regulations force many companies to cease their innovative efforts – or even shut their doors. Continue Reading Tobacco Practice Partner Quoted in Vapor Voice Magazine

Troutman Sanders tobacco team partner Bryan Haynes was quoted in a May 13 Convenience Store News article that recapped “tidbits” gleaned from this year’s TMA’s Annual Conference and Meeting, which was held in Williamsburg, Virginia. Continue Reading Tobacco Practice Partner Quoted at Tobacco Merchants Association’s Annual Conference and Meeting

Troutman Sanders tobacco team partner Bryan Haynes was interviewed for a May 22nd Tampa Bay Times article titled “U.S. fans of Cuban cigars still have long wait before they can be sold here.” The report describes trials and tribulations facing Cuban manufacturers of premium cigars in light of the new deeming regulations published by the FDA on May 10, 2016. Continue Reading Tobacco Practice Partner Quoted in Cuban Cigars Article

The Tobacco Team recently published an article in Smokeshop Magazine entitled “Design Patents Build Strong, Valuable Brands.”  The article discusses the strategic use of intellectual property rights as a competitive advantage in the marketplace, and particularly the previously-overlooked design patent.  A design patent protects the look and feel of an invention, and will therefore have increasing importance in the burgeoning e-cigarette and vaporizer industries.  Design patents can allow the owner to prevent others from making, using or selling a product with the same or substantially similar design.

The article is linked below.

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For questions and/or comments, please contact Bryan Haynes, at 804.697.1420 or by email.

An article by the Troutman Sanders Tobacco practice appears in the February issue of Smokeshop Magazine. The article, titled “Pennsylvania’s Legal Battle Over MSA Payments Keeps Twisting” discusses the ongoing battle between Pennsylvania and major tobacco manufacturers regarding disputed 2003 Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) escrow payments.

Continue Reading Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Publishes Article on Pennsylvania’s Ongoing MSA Payment Battle in Smokeshop Magazine

An article by the Troutman Sanders Tobacco practice appears in the October issue of Smokeshop Magazine. The article, titled “Premium Cigars Face Regulations Strangulation under FDA”, discusses the anticipated impact of FDA’s pre-market review requirements on the premium cigar market. Continue Reading Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Publishes Article on Premium Cigars in Smokeshop Magazine

An article by the Troutman Sanders Tobacco practice appears in the December issue of Smokeshop Magazine. The article, titled “Hey Legislators: Vaping Products Don’t Belong in the MSA!” discusses the “longshot” bid by congressmen to have e-cigarettes included in the Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”). Continue Reading Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Publishes Article on E-Cigarettes in Smokeshop Magazine

Troutman Sanders tobacco team partner Bryan Haynes was interviewed for a September 1st France 24 television report titled “US tobacco giants want lion’s share of e-cigarette business.”  The report describes the impact of e-cigarettes on the American tobacco market, and how the major tobacco companies are entering that market. Continue Reading Tobacco Team Partner Interviewed for E-Cigarette News Report