British American Tobacco files Indian patent application for improvements in embossing techniques; patent filed on Oct. 17, 2012

NEW DELHI , June 20, 2014 () – UK based British American Tobacco (Investments) Ltd filed patent application for improvements in embossing techniques. The inventors are Nappi Leonardo and Kaljura Karl.

British American Tobacco (Investments) Ltd filed the patent application on Oct. 17, 2012. The patent application number is 8883/CHENP/2012 A. The international classification number is B31F1/07.

According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, "An embossing apparatus for applying an embossing pattern to a wrapper for a smoking article the embossing apparatus configured so as to act to at least partially minimise the reduction in at least one direction in the tensile strength of the wrapper resulting from the application of said embossing pattern."

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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