Today Advocate General Juliane Kokott of the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) gave her opinion on the legal challenge to Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive. This challenge was brought by UK independent e-cigarette manufacturer Totally Wicked.
The Advocate General’s opinion can be read in full on the CJEU website: https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2015-12/cp150154en.pdf
Fraser Cropper, Managing Director of Totally Wicked said:
“Today the Advocate General issued her opinion in relation to Totally Wicked’s legal challenge to Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive. This is not a formal decision, nor a legal judgement on the questions we raised in our challenge. It is a legal opinion prepared to assist the CJEU judges in making their decision and will be considered alongside the written and oral submissions. It is not binding on the CJEU judges. The decision of the judges is expected in early 2016.”