Tobacco Control Act

Year of Version:2008
Date of Text (Enacted):December 30, 2008
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other, Trademarks
This Act is contained in the Laws of the Republic of Tuvalu-Consolidated Edition 2008.
-Date of entry into force: See Section 1 - Short title and commencement, page 5

For provisions relating to trademarks, unfair competition and enforcement of IP rights, see:
Section 8 - Prohibition against brand stretching
(misleading trademark and false advertising)
Section 9 - Prohibition against reverse brand stretching (misleading trademark)

Section 18 - Packaging and labeling requirements
Section 19 - Other acceptable standard may be adopted (packaging and labeling requirements for imported tobacco products)
Section 21 - Package inserts
Section 22 - Misleading labeling prohibited

Section 33 - Inspection and investigative powers of Enforcement Officers (page 25)
Section 36 - Additional penalties
Section 37 - Enforcement cost recovery
Available Texts: 

Tobacco Control Act Tobacco Control Act, Complete document (pdf) [114 KB] Tobacco Control Act, Complete document (htm) [250 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

WIPO Lex No.:TV015