From: Talking Retail
By Liz Wells
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has worked with intellectual property crime specialist TM EYE to secure a conviction against a seller of illegal tobacco.
Charlie Cunningham-Reid, UK head of corporate affairs, said: “We welcome the decision made by the court in this case. This is the first time JTI has been directly involved in the private prosecution of a criminal selling illegal tobacco. It marks a further step forward in the company’s commitment to help tackle the problem of illegal tobacco and we will not hesitate to take similar action in future.”