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Troutman Sanders Tobacco Team Publishes Article in Smokeshop Magazine Regarding Tobacco and Vapor Product Design Patents
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.
February 12, 2016 Comments Off on Troutman Sanders Tobacco Team Publishes Article in Smokeshop Magazine Regarding Tobacco and Vapor Product Design Patents
On February 2, 2016, the Central District of California denied class certification in a claim for false advertising related to the sale of electronic cigarettes. In re NJOY, Inc. Consumer Class Action Litigation, CV 14-428, (C.D. Cal. Feb. 2, 2016). Plaintiffs, a group of consumers, brought suit under the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, California’s Unfair Competition Law, and Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, alleging that: (1) NJOY engaged in a false and misleading advertising campaign conveying the message that its electronic cigarettes are safer than traditional combustible tobacco cigarettes; and (2) NJOY omitted material information from its packaging, including both an ingredient list and the potential risks associated with certain ingredients. [Read more →]
February 5, 2016 Comments Off on E-Cigarette Company Defeats Class Certification in False Advertising Case
We are pleased to announce that Bryan Haynes, Partner at Troutman Sanders LLP, will moderate a panel entitled, “E-cigarettes post deeming—an outlook for ENDS products,” on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 12:10-12:40 p.m., at the 2015 FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products conference put on by The Food and Drug Law Institute. The panelists will discuss the potential impact of the finalized deeming regulations on the spectrum of products on the market, and the public health. [Read more →]
October 14, 2015 Comments Off on Bryan Haynes to Moderate Panel at 2015 FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products Conference
Please join panelist Bryan Haynes of Troutman Sanders, at the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) Conference for the Planning for The Final Deeming Regulations program. The program will address the FDA’s proposed deeming regulations and how companies can begin planning for their impact. This event is scheduled for Monday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m., at the Hilton Orriengton in Chicago, Illinois.
The 2015 SFATA Conference “Revolution to Evolution: Next Steps for the Vapor Industry,” will bring together industry experts to discuss and educate attendees on a myriad of key issues such as: Getting Certified Organic; Adaptable Quality Standards in Manufacturing; Emerging Opportunities for Vape Shops; European Market Overview; Vapor Trends in the US; and Marketing and Advertising Trends in 2015 & Beyond to name a few.
May 1, 2015 Comments Off on Bryan Haynes to speak at Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association Conference
Please join panelist Bryan Haynes, a partner at Troutman Sanders, at TMA’s Annual Conference for the Taxation, Relative Product Risk and the IOM/NRC on Illicit Trade program. This event is scheduled for Thursday, May 18, at 5:15 p.m., at the Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA.
The 2015 Tobacco Merchants Association (TMA) Annual Conference celebrates 100 years of industry expertise and networking. Experts from across the globe will discuss a range of important topics affecting the Tobacco industry including: Industry Adaptability & Sustainability: Combustibles vs Non-Combustibles; the role of the FDA; E-Vapor Product Standards; Evidence-based Risk Communication; and the Evolution of Tobacco Control: Traditionalists, Harm Reductionists, & End-Gamers to name a few.
April 30, 2015 Comments Off on Bryan Haynes to speak at 2015 Tobacco Merchants Association Annual Conference
Troutman Sanders tobacco team partner Bryan Haynes was quoted in a January 2nd Law360 article titled “Product Liability Legislation and Regulation to Watch In 2015.” [Read more →]
January 22, 2015 Comments Off on Tobacco Practice Partner Quoted in Law360 Article
Bryan Haynes and Nancyellen Keane of the Troutman Sanders tobacco team will be attending the Tobacco Plus Convenience Expo in Las Vegas on January 28-29, 2015. We look forward to seeing our clients and friends at the show. Please come visit with us at the Smokeshop Magazine booth.
January 17, 2015 Comments Off on Troutman Sanders Tobacco Team to Attend TPC Show in Las Vegas
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. [Read more →]
December 5, 2014 Comments Off on 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”). [Read more →]
December 5, 2014 Comments Off on Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Publishes Article on E-Cigarettes in Smokeshop Magazine
A group of tobacco retailers has challenged a Chicago ordinance that generally bans the sale of flavored tobacco products within 500 feet of a school. The ordinance does not apply to tobacco stores that derive more than 80% of their revenue from tobacco sales. [Read more →]
October 17, 2014 Comments Off on Retailers Challenge Chicago Flavor Ordinance