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February 23, 2011

Chinese Companies Sued for Counterfeit Cigarettes

By the ZippyCart Shopping Cart Reviews Content Team

Altria Group, owner of Phillip Morris, filed suit against seven Chinese companies for allegedly selling counterfeit versions of Phillip Morris products, among them false copies of their iconic Marlboros. Phillip Morris says that this is the first time that an American company has sued a Chinese company for selling counterfeit cigarettes to Americans. The move is part of an ongoing campaign to shrink the “gray market” for cigarettes in the United States.