Brand-sharing in products and services
52. Brand-sharing is the practice where one business’s products or services carry the insignia, logos, colours or other identifiable markings of an un-related product as a way of promoting or marketing goods or services. The Scottish Government proposes to make brand-sharing between nicotine vapour products and other marketed commercial goods an offence.
53. Brand-sharing was included in the advertising ban on tobacco to make sure tobacco companies would not be able to continue to promote their brand or products on non-tobacco products such as children’s toys or e-cigarettes which could be used as an alternative to advertising. We wish to mirror this to ensure brand-sharing does not become an alternative means to promote uptake of vaping products.
54. Restricting brand-sharing would, in this instance, prohibit vaping products from either carrying another product’s brand on a device or packaging or have the branding of a vaping product on any other products. For example, a vaping product would be prohibited from carrying names, logos or recognisable characteristics from a financial services company, sports association, confectioner etc. and only the vape product company branding would be permitted on the vape product.
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