Marley family defends name

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The Independent Online
The family of the reggae star Bob Marley yesterday launched legal action against the tobacco giant Philip Morris, which has filed an application in France to register the word Marley as a trademark.

Marley, who died of cancer in 1981, backed the use of marijuana for religious and medicinal purposes. His family believes the tobacco company wants to associate his name with marijuana advertisements, as lobby groups in Europe are currently calling for the drug to be legalised.

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