Global Trademark and Intellectual Property Rights Groups

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Below is a list of Trademark or Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) organisations active in the global tobacco control debate, specifically regarding plain packaging. These groups, along with Unifab and UNION-IP, have been known to collaborate together in their efforts to lobby against plain packaging legislation, as they did with these joint statements:


It is worth noting that each of the groups listed here has some kind of connection with the tobacco industry. Tobacco companies are fee-paying members of BMM, CSZV, ICC, MARQUES, and Unifab; ECTA receives indirect industry monies via members that are in-house employees of big tobacco, and Union-IP, ECTA,APRMA, BMM, AND MARQUES are affiliated Sister Associations.For more information, see: