British American Tobacco files Indian patent application for 'lip smoking article wrapper smoking article method and apparatus'

NEW DELHI , January 15, 2014 () – UK based British American Tobacco (Investments) Ltd filed patent application for lip smoking article wrapper smoking article method and apparatus. The inventors are Kaljura Karl, Nappi Leonardo and Fiebelkorn Richard.

British American Tobacco (Investments) Ltd filed the patent application on Sept. 18, 2012. The patent application number is 8036/CHENP/2012 A. The international classification number is A24D1/02.

According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, "A low ignition propensity wrapper comprising a first region and a second region different to the first region wherein the first region is an embossed region.A low ignition propensity smoking article incorporating the wrapper and an apparatus and a method for forming the wrapper are also described."

About the Company

British American Tobacco p.l.c. is a global tobacco company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.It is quoted tobacco company by global market share (after Philip Morris International), with a leading position in more than 50 countries and a presence in more than 180 countries.Its brands include Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall. The company was formed in 1902, when the United Kingdom's Imperial Tobacco Company and the American Tobacco Company of the USA agreed to form a joint venture, the British-American Tobacco Co Ltd The parent companies agreed not to trade in each other's domestic territory and to assign trademarks, export businesses and overseas subsidiaries to the joint venture. James 'Buck' Duke became its chairman and the British American Tobacco business began life in countries as diverse as Canada, China, Germany, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, but not in the United Kingdom or USA.

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