[Ip-health] Plain Packaging for the Pacific Rim: The TPP and Tobacco Control - Sep 24 lecture by Matthew Rimmer at American University

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Fri Sep 19 09:11:30 PDT 2014


Plain Packaging for the Pacific Rim: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and
Tobacco Control

Lecture by Prof. Matthew Rimmer, ANU College of Law

September 24, 2014 | 4:30 pm | Reception to Follow
Room 603 | American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20016

Matthew Rimmer argues that Big Tobacco has been engaged in a dark,
shadowy plot and conspiracy to hijack the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Agreement (TPP) and undermine tobacco control measures - such as graphic
health warnings and the plain packaging of tobacco products.

The event is free and open to the public.  A webcast will be available
at http://www.pijip.org/events/tpprimmer/  

Dr. Matthew Rimmer is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. He
is an associate professor at the ANU College of Law, and an associate
director of the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in
Agriculture (ACIPA). He holds a BA (Hons) and a University Medal in
literature, and a LLB (Hons) from the Australian National University,
and a PhD (Law) from the University of New South Wales. He is a member
of the ANU Climate Change Institute. Dr Rimmer is the author of Digital
Copyright and the Consumer Revolution: Hands off my iPod, Intellectual
Property and Biotechnology: Biological Inventions, and Intellectual
Property and Climate Change: Inventing Clean Technologies. He is an
editor of Patent Law and Biological Inventions, Incentives for Global
Public Health: Patent Law and Access to Essential Medicines, and
Intellectual Property and Emerging Technologies: The New Biology. Rimmer
has published widely on copyright law and information technology, patent
law and biotechnology, access to medicines, clean technologies, and
traditional knowledge. His work is archived at SSRN Abstracts and
BePress Selected Works.

Mike Palmedo
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20016
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