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Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Partner to Speak at FDLI Tobacco Regulation Conference

Bryan Haynes, Troutman Sanders tobacco practice partner, will be attending the Food and Drug Law Institute Tobacco Conference on October 21 in Washington, D.C. Bryan will be a panelist during the morning panel entitled “Post Market Considerations: Advertising and Promotion of Tobacco Products.” [Read more →]

October 13, 2014   Comments Off

Class Action Suit Filed Against E-Cigarette Importer

A California consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Fumizer, LLC alleging the company made false claims that their e-cigarettes can aid smokers in quitting cigarettes, while neglecting to inform consumers of other alleged health risks. [Read more →]

September 26, 2014   Comments Off

DC Increases Tobacco Tax But Exempts E-Cigarettes

The District of Columbia Mayor recently approved a proposal to increase the tobacco products tax, although the new law exempts e-cigarettes from the tax. [Read more →]

September 24, 2014   Comments Off

FDA Announces E-Cigarette Workshop

In a notice to be published September 17th in the Federal Register, the FDA Center for Tobacco Products announced that it will conduct a public workshop to discuss e-cigarettes, including product science, packaging and labeling, risks and benefits of product characteristics, strategies to mitigate consumer risks, and methods for evaluating product performance.  The notice further indicates that the FDA intends to conduct future workshops addressing both individual- and population-level health impacts of e-cigarettes.  The workshops will be held on December 10 and 11, 2014 in Silver Spring, Maryland. [Read more →]

September 16, 2014   Comments Off

Utah Regulators Take Enforcement Action Against Three E-Cigarette Companies

The Utah Department of Commerce recently announced enforcement action against three e-cigarette companies for alleged violations of state consumer protection laws.  A copy of the Department’s press release is attached here:  14-08-27_dcp-e-cigarette [Read more →]

September 15, 2014   Comments Off

Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Partner to Speak at ECIG Vegas Industry Conference

Bryan Haynes, Troutman Sanders tobacco practice partner, will be attending the ECIG Vegas Industry Conference from September 24-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bryan will be a panelist during the September 24th morning session entitled “The Deeming Regulations: Expectation vs. Reality.” [Read more →]

September 10, 2014   Comments Off

The Vapor IP Wars: Beyond Patents

While patent litigation in the e-cigarette industry has garnered significant attention, the growing number of companies and brands competing in this market raises a host of issues with other types of intellectual property—issues that have already swept across industries that similarly involve a reusable base product and high-margin refill supplies, such as coffee machines and pods, razors and blades, and printers and ink cartridges.  [Read more →]

September 9, 2014   Comments Off

Tobacco Team Partner Interviewed for E-Cigarette News Report

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. [Read more →]

September 5, 2014   Comments Off

Big Win for Small Tobacco in Texas

In 2013, the Texas legislature introduced and approved House Bill 3525, which imposed a 55-cent-per-pack fee on cigarettes manufactured by companies that did not participate in the Texas tobacco Settlement Agreement.  The Texas Small Tobacco Coalition and Global Tobacco, Inc. filed a lawsuit challenging the fee against the Texas Attorney General and Comptroller.  [Read more →]

August 20, 2014   Comments Off

E-Cigarette Patent Litigation Continues

The saga of plaintiff Timothy Sheridan, named inventor of U.S. Patent No. 7,415,982 for a “Smokeless Pipe,” continues.  In the latest chapter, Sheridan filed a pro se complaint for patent infringement against the United States government in the Court of Federal Claims on August 4, 2014, alleging that the government somehow prevented Sheridan from enforcing the ‘982 patent.  Underlying that allegation is Sheridan’s contention that all currently marketed e-cigarettes and vaporizers infringe the ‘982 patent. [Read more →]

August 18, 2014   Comments Off