BAT in Kenya reacts to Australia ruling

11:10 16/08/2012 Nairobi – British American Tobacco (BAT) East Africa has expressed disappointment with a court ruling in Australia upholding a rule for tobacco products to be sold in drab, uniform packaging with graphic health warnings.

Four companies led by the global cigarette giant BAT had challenged the law and argued that it was unconstitutional because the law infringed their intellectual property rights by banning brands and trademarks from packets.

BAT East and Central Africa Area Director Gary Fagan said they were extremely disappointed by the decision which he termed as a “bad piece of law”.

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