American Tobacco

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At the beginning of the last century, the U.S. government started antitrust actions to prevent corporations to become to large and form monopolies. As a result American Tobacco sold its share in British American Tobacco (BAT). In 1994 BAT acquired its former parent, American Tobacco Company (though reorganized -again- after antitrust proceedings). This brought the Lucky Strike and Pall Mall brands into BAT’s portfolio as part of BAT’s American arm, Brown & Williamson. The BAT company owning the trade marks was BATMarks
B&W later merged with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company in 2004.
British American Tobacco

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