Sunday, 8 April 2012

Honduras joins Ukraine in WTO protest against plain packaging

So far only two countries have decided to challenge Australia's plain packaging law.
"Australia's plain packaging requirements would defeat the basic function of a trademark, which is to allow consumers to distinguish between products of different companies," Castillo [Honduras WTO ambassador] said in a statement.
May the movement grow. Trademarks and brand design are essential to regulated trade. If authorities can make one excuse to ban them, they can come up with further excuses.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see what will be the conclusion. As a non smoker the fact that a government can take away ones trademarks seems complete nonsense