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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Position on “Plain Packaging”

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Position on “Plain Packaging”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports measures to protect public health and recognizes the importance of reducing smoking rates. However, we believe that standardized packaging — also known as “plain packaging” — undermines lawful protection of intellectual property, does not advance public health goals, violates international agreements, and sets a dangerous precedent for other […]

Plain Packaging: Keep Your Hands Off My Doritos®

Plain Packaging: Keep Your Hands Off My Doritos®

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At a recent gathering, I joined a group of friends in blind taste-testing a variety of chocolates and wine. The purpose was to throw away our preconceived notions of certain brands in order to taste—and judge—the product for what it truly was. In some cases, the cheaper products won favor, but in others, the proof was really in the well-branded Jell-O® pudding.

State of Intellectual Property

State of Intellectual Property

As we celebrate World IP Day, it is worthwhile to review advancements made over the past year and the current “state of intellectual property.” The theme of World IP Day this year, Creativity: The Next Generation, puts into perspective how creativity and innovation will lead the next generation into the future. But how is that creativity and intellectual property being treated in 2013?

U.S. Business Organizations Issue Joint Statement Expressing Deep Concern with New Zealand’s Announcement that it will Proceed with Plain Packaging Legislation

U.S. Business Organizations Issue Joint Statement Expressing Deep Concern with New Zealand’s Announcement that it will Proceed with Plain Packaging Legislation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Emergency Committee for American Trade, the United States Council for International Business, the National Foreign Trade Council, the Transatlantic Business Council and the U.S-ASEAN Business Council issued the following statement concerning the announcement that New Zealand will introduce legislation that mandates the plain packaging […]