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HCMC Healthier Choices Management

Filed: 30 Nov 20, 4:45pm
 
  UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
  
FORM 8-K
   
CURRENT REPORT
 
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 30, 2020
 
HEALTHIER CHOICES MANAGEMENT CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware 001-36469 84-1070932
(State or Other Jurisdiction (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer
of Incorporation)   Identification No.)
 
3800 N. 28th Way, #1
Hollywood, Florida 33020
(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)
 
(888) 766-5351
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
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 Item 8.01
Other Events
 
On November 30, 2020, Healthier Choices Management Corp. (“HCMC”) issued a press release announcing the filing of its patent infringement lawsuit against Philip Morris USA, Inc. and Philip Morris Products S.A. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (the “Complaint”).  The lawsuit alleges infringement on HCMC-owned patent(s) by the Philip Morris product known and marketed as “IQOS®”.  Philip Morris claims that it is currently approaching 14 million users of its IQOS® product and has reportedly invested over $3 billion in their smokeless tobacco products.

A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.


 Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
 (d) Exhibits.
 Exhibit  
Number Description
99.1  
Press release of Healthier Choices Management Corp. dated November 30, 2020 regarding patent infringement lawsuit brought against Philip Morris
 
 




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 SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
  
 HEALTHIER CHOICES MANAGEMENT CORP.
   
Date: November 30, 2020By:/s/ Jeffrey Holman
  Jeffrey Holman, Chief Executive Officer
 
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EXHIBIT INDEX


Exhibit Number Description 
   
99.1
 
 
  
Press release of Healthier Choices Management Corp. dated November 30, 2020 regarding patent infringement lawsuit brought against Philip Morris