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  Bio-Science Law Review   (United Kingdom)
  Volume 4, Issue 1, 2000/2001
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  • LABELLING OF GMOS UNDER THE RULES OF THE WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION
        Fiona MacMillan, Michael Blakeney and Herchel Smith
        p.3                                                                                          +cite        
        National and regional initiatives for the labelling of GM foods are emerging in response to consumer concerns. This article examines the two principal WTO Agreements affecting biotechnology labelling regulation and argues that the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade is the most appropriate instrument with respect to regimes for the labelling of GM foods.
  • EFFECTIVE DUE DILIGENCE
        Nigel Swycher and Rebecca Sadleir
        p.14                                                                                        +cite        
        In the current climate of merger and acquisition activity, the majority of bio-science companies are likely to undergo due diligence investigations at some stage in their Recycle. This article examines the areas which will be investigated on a due diligence review, with a particular focus on intellectual property rights, and gives practical pointers to companies in dealing with the issues which commonly arise.
  • VIAGRA - IMPOTENT PATENT?
        Michael O'Callaghan and Kate Swaine
        p.20                                                                                        +cite        
        A recent ruling has enabled competitors to Pfizer's 'Viagra' to produce and market anti-impotence drugs. Laddie J has also provided guidance on the limited role of the expert evidence in claims of obviousness and in the consideration of secondary issues such as commercial success and 'long felt want'.