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TOBACCO PLAIN PACKAGING ACT 2011 - SECT 20

Prohibition on trade marks and marks generally appearing on retail packaging

No trade marks

             (1)  No trade mark may appear anywhere on the retail packaging of tobacco products, other than as permitted by subsection (3).

Note:          This section does not apply to wrappers (see subsection (4)).

No marks

             (2)  No mark may appear anywhere on the retail packaging of tobacco products, other than as permitted by subsection (3).

Note:          For the definition of mark , see section 4.

Permitted trade marks and marks

             (3)  The following may appear on the retail packaging of tobacco products:

                     (a)  the brand, business or company name for the tobacco products, and any variant name for the tobacco products;

                     (b)  the relevant legislative requirements;

                     (c)  any other trade mark or mark permitted by the regulations.

Note:          For requirements for brand, business, company or variant names, and relevant legislative requirements, see section 21.

Section not to apply to wrappers

             (4)  This section does not apply to a plastic or other wrapper that covers:

                     (a)  the retail packaging of tobacco products; or

                     (b)  a tobacco product that is for retail sale.

Note:          For the requirements for wrappers, see section 22.



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