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Three times victory cigar manufacturers against Dutch State

Following the preliminary judgments in summary proceeedings of the President of the District Court of The Hague and the Court of Appeal in 2005, the District Court of The Hague ruling in proceedings on the merits has decided again in favour of cigar producers British American Tobacco, Ritmeester Cigars, Royal Agio Cigars and Swedish Match Cigars that the interpretation of the Dutch State with regard to the presentation of cigars in petrol stations is unlawful and that the cigar manufacturers do not infringe the Tobacco Act. Click here for the Dutch text of the judgment.

Stephanie Dielemans represented the cigar manufacturers in these matters.