The government of the Dominican Republic invited a small group of journalists to the country last week in an attempt to highlight what it feels are the as-yet ignored negative effects of plain packaging legislation. While officials expressed confidence that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will rule against Australia’s plain packaging regime, the government has clearly decided that public opinion matters as much as legal.

This part of the website has now moved to the subscriber area. To read more, please pick an option below.

Register to access two articles per month

Subscribe for unlimited access to articles, in-depth analysis and research from the World Trademark Review experts

Already registered? Log in

What our customers are saying

The searchable online World Trademark Review database is a valuable research tool.


IP director
Maus Frères/Lacoste

Benefits

Subscribe to World Trademark Review to receive access to the full range of trademark intelligence, insight, and case law, as well as our guides, rankings and daily market insight delivered to your inbox.

Why subscribe?

Comments

Please log in or register to leave a comment.

RE: Dominican Republic goes on anti-plain packaging PR offensive; aims to tell

Perhaps the DR should consider promoting retaliatory action against whatever might be a popular export from Australia. Perhaps kangaroo meat should only be sold in "plain packaging" covered with gory pictures of kangaroo entrails and bloody pictures of various human body organs adversely affected by eating meat.

Michael J. McFadden

Author of "TobakkoNacht -- The Antismoking Endgame"

Philadelphia, USA

Michael McFadden, on 22 Mar 2016 @ 22:06

Share this article