British American Tobacco files Indian patent application for filter for smoking article

NEW DELHI , November 8, 2013 () – UK based British American Tobacco (Investments) Ltd filed patent application for filter for a smoking article. The inventors are Richardson John and Sutton Joseph Peter.

British American Tobacco (Investments) Ltd filed the patent application on June 27, 2012. The patent application number is 5639/CHENP/2012 A. The international classification number is A24D1/02.

According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, "A filter (3) for a smoking article (1) comprises one or more segments (4a 4b 4c) of filtration media and a substantially transparent wrapper (5). The one or more filter segments (4a 4b 4c) and the wrapper (5) define a recess or cavity in the filter (3). An anchoring adhesive (7) is provided to secure the one or more filter segments (4a 4b 4c) to the wrapper (5). The anchoring adhesive (7) is disposed exclusively between the wrapper (5) and portions of the one or more filter segments (4a 4b 4c) other than those corresponding to the recess or cavity."

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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