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Brexit no-deal could send cigarette packaging up in flames

Patrick Wingrove, London


The UK government’s Brexit no-deal guidance has raised uncertainty over tobacco plain packaging that uses EU copyrighted images. IP practitioners say the potential disruption to UK cigarette companies will depend on the EU Commission’s attitude to its IP

The UK government cast a cloud of uncertainty over the tobacco industry last week after it announced that new picture warnings would need to be put on cigarette packaging in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The announcement was made...


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